Planetworks Round-up: projects, special studies and reports
Our mainstay is communication network planning, engineering and integration services. However, our project portfolio includes a variety of special studies, technical assessments, strategic and financial analyses, and project management services related to telecom and information technologies.
Here’s a snapshot of what’s going on at Planetworks:
Paul Childs continues work on multiple BC Hydro projects, including support of Telecom Networks Operations with Gary Li, Melanie Reardon and Robert White. Paul is also leading a project evaluating BC Hydro's TSRC Lab.
Colin Savage continues to design and deploy a province-wide network architecture for FortisBC Energy. The architecture is being extended to include the transmission of SCADA province-wide. He is also developing software to increase the utility of devices connected to the network.
Karl Reardon and Duncan Sharp were subject matter experts providing demand, context and architecture advice for the rural and remote area broadband component for a leading Canadian research organization.
Mory Kapustianyk and Duncan Sharp provided technical design and project guidance for several critical infrastructure projects, including a SCADA system supporting a 150km+ water pipeline near Edmonton, AB for a publicly-owned water corporation.
Mory's other projects also included a 911 radio dispatch infrastructure overhaul and integration into the E-COMM911 dispatch system for a regional district. He recently completed the design, procurement and commissioning oversight for a new encrypted P25 radio system for the City of Nelson.
Susanna Reardon and Neal Ross have started the final implementation and testing phase of the "Smart Fare" project with LTK Engineering/City of Edmonton. The pair provide technical expertise and operate as a Program Management Team.
Dmitry Riftin continues rooftop telecom management with Hollyburn Properties and Associa BC. He is also on a remote assignment managing network and IT infrastructure deployments in the EMEA region.
Dale Reitsma is providing TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked Radio) technical support for a US-based telecom firm.
Jim Couprie continues licensing work for Morrison Hershfield's Supernet Upgrade project in Alberta, BC.
Gunnar Jonsson will be undertaking a multi-phase refresh and upgrade of Wi-Fi networks for a regional transit authority.