Technology integration enables Wireless Carriers and Tower Owners to digitally transform cell tower inspections through a unique combination of visual data management, workflow automation and AI-powered analytics
Optelos, the leading provider of visual data management, workflow automation, and analysis software for cell tower inspections, today announced a technology integration with OpenTower iQ, a leading digital twin software for cell towers, from Bentley Systems. The integration of the two solutions allows carriers and asset owners to seamlessly leverage both platforms for a complete turnkey workflow to accurately manage cell tower data through its entire lifecycle, digitally transforming cell tower inspection processes, including site acquisition, construction, maintenance, and performance optimization.
The combination of Optelos and OpenTower allows companies to effectively manage every aspect of their cell tower operations using drone-collected data and digital twins to reduce operating cost, improve network performance, optimize new technology deployments, and ensure that as-built conditions match design specifications.
Optelos’ patented data management, data correlation, and analytics capabilities allow all relevant data sources such as drone data, RF design specifications, construction drawings, performance data, and asset inventory to be geolocated to each cell site, improving team collaboration and empowering better investment decisions. The Optelos platform also provides a full suite of data visualization, analysis, and interactive dashboard tools allowing identification and comparison of antenna azimuth, down-tilt, boom angles, encroachment, and other tower conditions that impact network performance.
“The combined power of Optelos and OpenTower allows telecom companies to seamlessly leverage their valuable cell tower data into automated construction drawing creation, mount analysis, and other critical workflows to deliver accurate, actionable asset insights.”
David Tran, Optelos CEO
OpenTower further builds on this capability by providing mount and structural analysis, allowing construction and RF engineers to efficiently model designs prior to construction and properly assess as-built conditions from the 3D digital twin. OpenTower can perform a full mount analysis and automatically generate a mount analysis report, outlining the designated mount’s capacity. Construction drawings can also be created directly from the digital twin to allow the actual condition of the tower to be captured to update as-built documentation.
OpenTower iQ from Bentley Systems adds AI-enabled structural and mount analysis capabilities through the integration to the Optelos platform.
In announcing the technology integration, David Tran, Optelos CEO, noted, “We are excited to be working with OpenTower iQ from Bentley Systems on this important integration. We are helping our customers leverage the best in digital twin technology, AI powered analytics, and automated workflows to provide our users with an integrated solution to further the digital transformation of their work processes and accelerate operational performance improvements at reduced costs. The combined power of Optelos and OpenTower allows telecom companies to seamlessly leverage their valuable cell tower data into automated construction drawing creation, mount analysis, and other critical workflows to deliver accurate, actionable asset insights.”
“Effective data management is critical to digitally transforming cell tower inspections. We’re excited to seamlessly enable Optelos users to harness the power of digital twin models through automated asset detection, mount analysis, and construction drawing creation delivered by OpenTower iQ. This integration enables further workflow digitization for any wireless carrier or tower owner.” said Apurba Tribedi, Senior Director of Bentley Tower Products.