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Olli Kaukola

Olli Kaukola

Olli works as a Sales Manager and is supporting Keypro's international partners to drive sales and marketing activities in selected countries. Olli's perspective is to create big picture with practical steps to move forward.

Recent posts by Olli Kaukola

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Metering services and IoT devices in water network

By Olli Kaukola on Jul 31, 2022 10:39:00 AM

When water utility is delivering cost efficient and high quality drinking water to their end customers like individual households, hospitals, companies and other industrial entities, there are many things that need to work flawlessly in sync in the water distribution network. Technology creates possibilities to understand what is really happening underground in the network and one way to know how everything is working is to measure network, water flows, pressures, temperatures etc. using different measurement devices and services.

Nowadays each market has their own local, country specific service providers and measurement device manufacturers, and many times different solutions has also different data models. There is no globally unified or standardized way how to create and manage data which is flowing between different software solutions and metering devices through integrations. Interfacing these different solutions to automate data transfer between the systems is possible but to connect different services as easy as possible, it requires productized and flexible solutions. This productized measurement database is something that KeyAqua GIS already has, and it will be even better in future due to growing needs to integrate. Currently KeyAqua already includes compatibility with several different measurement devices and new services are relatively easy to add.

KeyAqua GIS can be interfaced with different measurement services to show metering data visually together with network map in an easy to understand way. It is possible to define range of numerical values of metering devices and when this predefined range is exceeded, measurement device colour changes on KeyAqua GIS map view from green to red. This indicates active problem and something needs to be done. This way all users and water utility personnel can immediately see locations of all measurement devices and what is happening in the network and if any problems have occurred. It is also possible to import and show numerical metering data in KeyAqua GIS when needed. When deciding best possible solution, it is always about the use case that what end user is trying to achieve.

Main idea when integrating with KeyAqua is not to replace metering device own software and analysis tool but to import and show all necessary information in one central view in KeyAqua such as utility network itself, customers, basemaps, cadastral information, metering device locations, possible alerts etc. This one central view of the network gives KeyAqua users possibility to understand network as a whole.

 

Topics: Water
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Reporting in streetlight networks

By Olli Kaukola on Feb 21, 2022 2:25:05 PM

When operating streetlight network, efficient daily maintenance operations play big role. All network components have limited lifetime and they need to be replaced at some point. Also, problems and faults keep appearing all the time due to road accidents and faulty components. In addition to that, the network becomes more and more complex due to different IoT technology and lighting control system implemented to streetlight network. There can also be many different other kind of components such as measurement devices, cameras etc. that are attached to streetlight poles and related electricity network.

Topics: Lighting
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Mobile Fieldwork in a Streetlight Network

By Olli Kaukola on Jan 17, 2022 8:48:19 AM

KeyLight's new KeyMobile interface provides full operational field work support to document all changes in the network directly from the field using smartphone or tablet. Read below how KeyMobile can help you to document and manage your field work better.

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The components and technology of street lighting networks are constantly evolving and becoming more complex. New types of components are connected to the network, the technical characteristics of components varies significantly and network should be continuously developed and maintained efficiently. Network management is becoming more complex all the time, so how do you make sure that day-to-day maintenance and future investments can be handled efficiently?

In the maintenance of lighting networks, a modern operating environment today requires that network objects including location, attribute and connectivity information are always available when working in the field. This information availability significantly speeds up maintenance in many cases by eliminating unnecessary time spent for clarifying issues and removing errors. Also, updating the information and making the necessary new entries immediately when the situation requires will reduce the time spent on documentation and speed up the sharing of up-to-date information between stakeholders.

Topics: Lighting
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KeyCom GIS overview for telecom networks

By Olli Kaukola on Aug 31, 2021 1:01:12 PM

How to operate and manage telecom network assets efficiently? Read our KeyCom GIS overview to see how we can help telecom network professionals to maintain and operate their network better.

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Geographical information system called KeyCom is a browser-based system for telecom network owners, contractors, planners and other internal and external stakeholders to manage and document their telecom networks. Online network inventory includes all relevant network objects, their locations, connections and attribute information. With KeyCom telecom business professionals including all stakeholders can manage their daily network planning and operations more efficiently and transparently. This enables possibility to plan future network expansion for upcoming years in a transparent and systematic way.

Topics: Telecom
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KeyDH GIS overview for heating and cooling networks

By Olli Kaukola on Aug 27, 2021 9:23:51 AM

How to operate and manage district heating and cooling network assets efficiently? Read our KeyDH GIS overview to see how we can help heating and cooling network professionals to maintain and operate their network better.

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Geographical information system called KeyDH is a browser-based system for district heating and cooling network owners, contractors, planners and other internal and external stakeholders to manage and document their heating and cooling networks. Online network inventory includes all relevant network objects, their locations, connections and attribute information. With KeyDH district heating business professionals including all stakeholders can manage their daily network maintenance planning, operations and tasks more efficiently and transparently. This enables possibility to plan future network investments for upcoming years in a transparent and systematic way.

Topics: District Heating
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KeyLight GIS overview for lighting networks

By Olli Kaukola on Aug 25, 2021 8:38:22 AM

How to manage streetlight and traffic light network assets and make sure that all network operations are managed and operated efficiently? Read our KeyLight GIS overview to see how we can help outdoor lighting network professionals.

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Geographical information system called KeyLight is a browser-based system for lighting network owners, contractors, planners and other stakeholders to manage and document their streetlight- and traffic light networks. Network inventory includes all relevant network objects, their locations, connections and attribute information. With KeyLight lighting business professionals including all external stakeholders can manage their daily network maintenance operations and tasks more efficiently and plan future network investments for upcoming years in a transparent and systematic way.

Topics: Lighting
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KeyAqua GIS Overview For Water Networks

By Olli Kaukola on Aug 25, 2021 8:17:12 AM

How to manage water-, sewer- and stormwater network assets and make sure that all network operations are efficient? Read our KeyAqua GIS overview to see how we can help water network professionals. 

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Geographical information system called KeyAqua is a browser-based system for water company to manage and document their water-, sewer- and stormwater networks. Network inventory includes all relevant network objects, their locations, connections and attribute information. With KeyAqua water business professionals including all external stakeholders can manage their network operations more efficiently and plan future network investments in a transparent and systematic way.

KeyAqua includes tools and features for network search, highlighting, analysis and reporting based on ducts and nodes locations and attribute information. Using these tools water company can understand the condition of the network, create easy to understand visualizations for everyone and start planning future maintenance tasks.

In addition KeyAqua system can be interfaced with different other IT-systems such as CRM, remote metering, SCADA, hydraulic modeling, water balance calculation, map services etc. Connecting several systems with interfaces ensures data flow between tools and creates even more possibilities to use, analyze and visualize existing network, customer and metering data to make network operations more efficient.

Using these tools and optional modules water company can also improve customer satisfaction by informing end users for water supply interruptions using public fault map and communicate ongoing and future maintenance breaks with visualized maps using text messages.

KeyAqua is central view of your network including relevant data to help water business professionals provide high quality and low-cost drinking water to end users now and in a future.

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Topics: Water
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How to use water network information for maintenance

By Olli Kaukola on Aug 10, 2021 4:56:15 PM

High quality and detailed network documentation can give excellent results when planning future water supply network investments and daily maintenance planning. Condition and value of the network can be defined very accurately, and this helps significantly when water company is thinking how and where available resources now and in future should be assigned. Also, yearly future investments can be planned so that network can be maintained without creating more renovation debt and risking high quality water distribution to end users. Optimizing capital expenses and operating expenses is the key to keep water quality high and costs as low as possible.

Topics: Water
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Import Network information to KeyAqua GIS

By Olli Kaukola on Jun 4, 2021 1:17:26 PM

Usually, one of the most common questions during water supply GIS software procurement process from water utilities is that how do they import their existing network information from old documentation and other data sources to KeyAqua. In following sections, we cover most important things what water utilities should know about the data import to GIS solutions.

Topics: Water
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Interface KeyAqua with third party IT-systems

By Olli Kaukola on May 14, 2021 12:04:24 PM

In a modern water business environment, the amount of information created every day is constantly increasing and getting more complex. Technology companies like IoT and remote metering manufacturers are creating new ways to collect measurement data from the water-, sewer- and stormwater networks. The amount of data collection devices is growing exponentially all the time and new services are introduced. This creates new kind of possibilities to water company to analyze the network status, but it also creates challenges regarding data management and data flow between different systems. So how to manage and use all collected data efficiently? How to ensure data flow between systems and make sure that you have necessary data in right place available for all stakeholders?

Topics: Water
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Streamline processes by sharing water network documentation

By Olli Kaukola on Jan 31, 2021 4:08:31 PM

Is your water-, sewer- and stormwater network infrastructure as built documentation up to date? Can you share all data easily and fast with your internal and external stakeholders like managers, planners, and contractors field personnel? How to make necessary data available for everyone?

Topics: Water
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Focus resources better by understanding water supply network behavior

By Olli Kaukola on Dec 10, 2020 11:23:00 AM

Do you have leaks in your water supply network? Do you know where they are and what is the amount on non-revenue water? If planned or unexpected changes happen in your network, do you know how it affects your network behavior?

Topics: Water
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Improve water company’s customer satisfaction by communicating with customers

By Olli Kaukola on Nov 19, 2020 11:23:00 AM

Communication between different stakeholders and especially with end customers has always been challenging task. Customers are expecting high quality service and are not happy when something isn't working. No matter how good water supply network operations and maintenance is, eventually something breaks and it causes unexpected supply interruption for several water subscribers. Immediately water company’s customer service email and phone is filled with information requests from not very happy end customers. Everyone wants to know what is happening, when supply interruption will be over and does this affect somehow to quality of drinking water.

Topics: Water
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Systematic approach to manage maintenance tasks in water supply networks

By Olli Kaukola on Nov 5, 2020 11:21:00 AM

Water companies have significant amount of network assets underground which require constant maintenance and care to ensure high quality drinking water to end customers. These  networks includes several different yearly recurring maintenance tasks what needs to be done in time to ensure well-functioning network. Neglecting these tasks might lead to water quality problems or constantly happening supply interruptions.

Topics: Water
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Long term maintenance planning increases cost-efficiency in water supply networks

By Olli Kaukola on Oct 22, 2020 11:20:00 AM

Are you having hard time to create long term investment and maintenance plans for your water supply network? Are you using all your limited resources to fix only acute problems and no time to plan future renovations and investments?

Topics: Water