The GIS module allows for the collection of data about the properties of public lighting and its locating into a map base. The map base can either have a raster or vector format. The acquisition of data can be done directly in the field into a mobile device, e.g. PDA with a GPS system. Using synchronisation with a dispatching PC, the current state of databases and the map base can be maintained.
Each element in the SW DATMO PLS system has an unequivocal labelling (the GIS number), basic information (GIS), a description of the technical parameters, an electro-scheme, an on-line reading of the current state of the element (if the HW gear of the element allows for it), and a maintenance history.
The electro-schemes module allows for the display of the electric connection of the cable network. It checks the integrity of the network after each change of connection and allows for the calculation of the load of each cable outlet as well as entire PLS switchboards.
The On-line module ensures the display of information about the real status of individual elements of PL. If the PLS switchboards and individual luminaires are equipped with electronics from the DATMO set, it is possible to monitor their real operation status from the dispatching computer. The module ensures the display of alarm reports and carries out their archiving.
The maintenance control module consists of a defect report, the creation of work commands for the removal of these defects, and the filling of work commands on the conduct of the work according to the command. Defect reports can be implemented on the basis of information from citizens, or automatically transferred from a list of alarms from the On-line module. The module is designed in such a way that a superior inspects and confirms the documents of his/her subordinates.
The creation of all types of documents is not a precondition and depends only on the organisational structure of the company and the methods of the maintenance organisation. The result comes as a worksheet, which also contains the costs for its conduct. These costs are then the basis for the EKO module.
EKO (economic superstructure) allows for the calculation of costs for the maintenance of public lighting. The assessment of the pricing of products and services is a prerequisite. The more detailed the pricelist, the more accurate the resulting effect. In the framework of the ‘Work Report’, the maintenance worker puts the material, the duration of the performance, and possibly the hourly rate for the machinery into the system (automobiles, platforms, etc.). By storing such a filled-in ‘Work Report’, the amount is recorded and can be used for statistics and the display of trends. The pricelist of performances and services can be imported into table form from various accounting and warehouse programs.