Spatial Wave Announces Field Mapplet Support For E.H.Wachs Company’s Automated Valve Equipment

Aliso Viejo, Calif. - January 13, 2009 - Spatial Wave, Inc. announced today that it has developed an integration between E.H. Wach’s automated valve turning equipment and its GIS enabled Field Mapplet mobile platform. This integration allows for real-time capture and recording of the valve equipment data on the Field Mapplet platform. It simplifies the valve operator’s activities by automating the data capture process from the valve equipment. The captured data, which includes number of turns, turn direction, and torque information, is recorded on Field Mapplet and later transmitted to the office for further review and analysis.

“We are very excited to integrate our technology with the most experienced manufacturer of automated valve equipment”, said Ali Diba, President and CEO of Spatial Wave, Inc. “Our effort has resulted in a very easy to use and time saving solution for those responsible for exercising the valves in water, wastewater, and pipeline systems”, states Ali Diba. Spatial Wave’s integration allows for the current and future generation of TM-7 machines to seamlessly exchange data with the Field Mapplet platform.

E.H. Wachs introduced automated valve exercising and data collection in 1995. Integration with GIS enabled software allows data from Wachs machines to import directly into a city's GIS system.
                                       "We are pleased to offer this capability in cooperation with Spatial Wave.
                                        This presents an ideal solution for cities dedicated to valve
                                        maintenance and accurate valve information."
                                                                                                    – Scott Ferrar, Product Manager

About Spatial Wave

Spatial Wave is an industry leading GIS software company specializing in the development of utility industry specific work flow application solutions. Spatial Wave solutions enable office and mobile workers in large organizations, such as a water or wastewater utility, to increase efficiency and productivity by taking advantage of GIS technology in their daily work. Spatial Wave’s solutions are designed to empower customers to accomplish their daily tasks with minimal training in GIS.
Spatial Wave is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Orange County, California. For more information, please visit their website at:

About E.H. Wachs

Founded in 1883, the E.H. Wachs Company revolutionized the process of turning valves—by providing a platform in which water utilities can quickly and effectively address their valve turning requirements. Wachs provides the most powerful valve exercising machines in the industry. Wach’s VITALS SOFTWARE™ (Valve Information and Tracking System) includes a patented INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION system which exercises valves, diagnoses problems and virtually eliminates breakage by always applying the minimum amount of torque necessary to turn a valve.


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