Breaking Data Silos: Volue Introduces Gemini Portal+

Volue upgrades its Gemini Portal application to a fully integrated solution for the digital water age.

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Over the past 8+ years, Gemini Portal has helped hundreds of municipalities and water utilities take huge strides in providing clean water, a service critical to society.

Now, Gemini Portal is taking a big step of its own.

With so much focus on data and digitalisation, Gemini Portal is getting upgraded to address the needs of the water utilities and municipalities in the digital age.

Introducing Gemini Portal+

Breaking data silos for the first time, Gemini Portal+ is an integrated solution for the digital water age.

  • Brings together in a single interface real-time data from IoT sensors and SCADA system vendors.

  • Provides insight into the end users/consumers of the water and sewage services.

  • Integrates operational planning functionality in the tool.

  • Handles planned and unplanned events in a single system.

From early 2022, the new, enhanced Gemini Portal+ becomes the entry point to Volue’s Gemini portfolio.

When you subscribe to Gemini Portal+, you carry over all your data and functionality from Gemini Portal.

Bursting data silos

Up until now, municipalities and utility companies have accessed their data in separate systems: real-time data from IoT sensors and SCADA systems in the water infrastructure, as well as historical data from the lifetime of the network.

With Gemini Portal+ we burst the silos and bring all your data together.

We partner with 20+ SCADA system vendors. We compile the data in a smart way and make sense of it so that you can utilise it and work efficiently. We find patterns with machine learning and help you make decisions faster.

Should you fix or replace a component? What tasks should you prioritise? Who can you delegate to? Your data holds the answers.

Gemini Portal+ makes your data visible.

We compile the data in a smart way and make sense of it so that you can utilise it and work efficiently. We find patterns with machine learning and help you make decisions faster.

Atle Vaaland Product Manager

Planned and unplanned events handled in a single system

Bursting data silos brings even more value in a system that can handle both planned and unplanned events.

Handling both planned and unplanned events in the water network from the same interface is unique functionality that Gemini Portal+ continues to support.

Being connected to the SCADA system gives valuable information about network pressure, water flow, and temperatures. With an indication of water loss in the network, emergencies can be prioritised, while planned work can be rescheduled.

Insight into the consumers of the water service

Gemini Portal+ introduces a major new feature that gives you insight into what happens beyond the public network infrastructure.

In the past, Gemini Portal users didn’t have insight into who was using the network beyond the connection.

With the new application, you know who is behind all the delivery points of the water and sewage connections.

This is important information when you need to solve water loss issues. Now, you can see the service lines beyond the connection and you know where water loss might be happening. This helps you make decisions faster.

​Benefiting a broader range of users ​

Over the years, Gemini Portal has helped more than 5,000 water industry professionals working in the field.

With emphasis on collaboration and digitalisation, Gemini Portal+ introduces new functionality that supports a broader range of users – those working in operational planning.

The new application helps the operational planners in the organisation who need an overview to support the planning and decision-making process. The overview of the network, its condition and maintenance needs, enable teams to work more effectively.

It helps ​those scheduling and planning field work to handle events more efficiently. They are able to access data that helps them prioritise ad hoc events and planned work​.

How to get started with Gemini Portal+

Gemini Portal+ is available in early 2022. When you subscribe to Gemini Portal+, you carry over all your data and functionality from Gemini Portal. In addition to all your data and functionality, Gemini Portal+ lets you do things that you couldn’t do before:

  • Access real-time data from IoT sensors and SCADA systems in a single interface.

  • Get insight into the consumers of the water and sewage services.

  • Use the tool for operational planning.

  • Handle planned and unplanned events in a single system.