Budapest Waterworks and Geometria’s successful application for innovation programme
11. 2. 2019.

National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NKFI) implemented their fund programme called “Supporting the RDI activities of small, medium-sized and large enterprises” in 2018, too. It aims to promote research, development and innovation of domestic businesses in the Central Hungarian region. The goal of NKFI with this programme is to increase innovative businesses’ in-house product, technology and service development activities, that can result in developing exportable or marketable new products, services and technologies as well as contribute to the activity boost of companies.

For this NKFI programme, Budapest Waterworks and Geometria handed in their application titled “Supporting the planning and management of operational processes in a public water system with a smart IT solution” in form of consortium cooperation. In the project, the members of the consortium will develop a work control system based on closed processes for the IT support of operational processes at public utilities according to the principles of information-driven asset management. This system will be usable and marketable both in the domestic public utility sector and in export markets.

After NKFI had approved the application of the consortium, NKFI and the members of the consortium entered into a contract in December 2018. The project is going to be started in January 2019 and is planned to be finished in two years’ time, by the end of 2020.

Geometria’s successful participation in the European Utility Week conference
16. 11. 2018.

This year’s European Utility Week (EUW), one of the most significant conferences and exhibitions in the public utility sector, took place in Vienna on 6th–8th November. Our company also attended as an exhibitor with an own booth. The event attracted 12 thousand visitors from 100 countries as well as 600 exhibitors.

Geometria presented its newest innovational development at EUW which is an AR solution supporting the on-site work of utilities based on absolute position determination. The pioneer work that led to this innovation is reflected by the following fact, too: Altogether, 3 companies presented their AR systems, of which only Geometria’s solution is suitable for displaying and managing underground technical instruments (e.g. public utility networks) and related information.

The ones, who visited Geometria’s booth, got informed – besides the AR solution – about…
• Geometria’s risk-based tool that supports maintenance planning,
• our MIRTUSZ system that supports work control tasks, and
• the SAM (Smart Asset Management) maturity model developed by our company that supports the asset management of public utility networks.

Geometria present AR at European Utility Week
31. 10. 2018.

Visit our stand (B.m23) at European Utility Week between 6-8 Nov. in Vienna. You can try our newest innovation the Augmented Reality or visit the following website: to get more info.

Police incident solved thanks to MIRTUSZ Mobile application
8. 10. 2018.

A lucky accident happened when Geometria could actively take part in solving a police incident successfully. The case in details: during work, the field tablet of a public utility company’s on-site technician was stolen, on which the MIRTUSZ Mobile application was running. Since the programme constantly sends signs to the central system that contain the GPS coordinates of the tablet’s current location, we could keep track of the stolen device’s route. So we only needed to guide the police, and this way, both the tablet and the thief have turned up.

The reason why this incident took more than one and a half hour was that the appropriate information could only be found in the system’s central database, which wouldn’t have been possible without the great support of the system operators. After this, with the GPS location displayed in the Map Portal, the police officer could be directed on the phone to the wanted spot. However, the process was slow enough for the thief to change his location and to start the cat-and-mouse game again. Finally, when the thief settled, the police could catch him.

The story involves more lessons. On the one hand, the incident was solved thanks to the fast, smart and effective assistance of Geometria’s operators, as well as the MIRTUSZ Mobile and Map Portal applications operated by them. On the other hand, it needs to be considered if it was useful to make the coordinates stored in the system’s database retrievable and directly accessible to the authorized users if needed.

65th Annual Conference and Exhibition of the Hungarian Electrotechnical Association
20. 9. 2018.

This year, the annual Itinerary Conference was organised for the 65th time. The organizer was the Hungarian Electrotechnical Association. They chose Thermal Hotel Visegrád as the location of the event, the main topics of which were digitalization and clean energy. Interested experts could get an overall picture of electrical industry’s latest technological trends during plenary sessions and section meetings. They could also exchange their ideas and views at friendly gatherings as usual.

At the section meetings, even two of our excellent colleagues were allowed to give a presentation. András Dunay shared his knowledge on this topic in his talk titled “Conscious conversion to data-driven maintenance planning and network operation”, while Dr. Attila Fűr gave a presentation called “Augmented reality and its application at public utility companies”. The professional magazine Elektrotechnika (Electrical Engineering) found Attila’s topic interesting. The editors of the magazine asked him therefore to write a longer article which can be read here. We are very proud of our colleagues’ success.

Besides the presentations, we took part in the event with sponsoring and an own booth, too. A huge number of acquaintances and new interested participants visited our exhibition stand. Our innovative augmented reality module got particularly much interest, and besides our conventional systems, we also introduced our updated mobile work control solution (MIRTUSZ Mobile application). We will keep working hard in order to present considerable technological developments to interested experts next year again.

A new BerTi introduction! Also DRV has chosen Geometria
22. 8. 2018.

The Dunántúli Regionális Vízművek Zrt (DRV) (Transdanubian regional waterworks) has a significant role in the Hungarian water utilities sector: they provides drinking water supply to nearly 830,000 residents in nearly 400 municipalities, and they provides sewage disposal and treatment for 604,000 people in 211 municipalities in Baranya, Fejér, Somogy, Tolna, Veszprém and Zala counties.
DRV has decided to implement a higher level of IT support than existing one to improve the efficiency of its investment processes. DRV has published a tender for an optimal IT support system, and Geometria won this tender. DRV – by the offer of Geometria – has chosen the BerTi (link to BerTi) solution which has been working successfully for years in the Fővárosi Vízművek Zrt. The BerTi system to be implemented allows the support of the whole DRV investment process and the creation of the development plan quickly and efficiently in compliance with the provisions of the current Water Utility Act.
According to the schedule the system will be introduced by the end of 2018, then will be a three-month introduction supporting period.

Budapest Waterworks has renewed its IT development and operations contract with Geometria again
18. 6. 2018.

Budapest Waterworks („Waterworks”), Hungary’s leading, internationally significant and recognized water utility service provider sets great value upon IT solutions that support technical processes in order to attain its business objectives. In doing so, Geometria has been the Waterworks’ important partner for decades. While providing water utility service safely and in accordance with business continuity, systems developed and operated by Geometria are used in many fields (technical records, work management etc.). Due to the high availability of these IT support solutions and in order to make changes and developments continuously according to the business environment, the Waterworks chose Geometria as its partner in the public procurement process again. The contract includes the operation and (as required) upgrading of IT systems related to the Waterworks’ basic activities.
In the business relationship between the two companies, IT systems developed by Geometria proved to be tried and tested for the water utility provider. The Waterworks included these solutions therefore in many cases in its service portfolio as part of the international expansion. This way, one of the Waterworks’ such “products” is the work control system MIRTUSZ developed by Geometria, that the Waterworks offers successfully to foreign water utility service providers after adding its own professional experience to it.

MirtuszPhone Network Operating Module
17. 5. 2018.

Both Budapest Waterworks’ Management and Network Operating Division made demands on improving data quality in case of working in public places.   > >  

Additional developments in MIRTUSZ Work Management System
7. 2. 2018.

One of the key strategic products of our company is the MIRTUSZ Work Management System, which is constantly renewed and developed according to our medium to long-term development agenda. One of our latest trends is to further enhance field work by using AR (augmented reality) technology.   > >  

IT developments needed in the Mirtusz system for the outsourcing of substructural works at Budapest Waterworks
19. 12. 2017.

Budapest Waterworks have decided to continue to execute substructural works that belong to schedulable troubleshooting activities, its own maintenance operations, as well as the construction of new connections, installation of fire hydrants (breakup of road surfaces, earthworks, refining activities, reconstruction of road surfaces) in the framework of outsourcing, with the involvement of external contractors.
These changes necessitate new settings, modifications and upgrades in the Mirtusz, SAP and SRM systems.
A new functionality has been added to the Mirtusz system to ensure control over the activities of the subcontractors taking part in substructural works. In the statistical module of Mirtusz, reports and statements in relation to such “excavation” works have been developed.