22 September 2014

Anticipates that End-to-end Intelligent Network Modeling Enabled by Bentley Software Will Improve Productivity Across Enterprise

DENVER, Colo., U.S.A. – SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2014 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced that Service Electric Cable TV, Inc. (SECTV) – founder of cable television and a pioneer in the communications industry – has selected Bentley’s hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) network engineering solution for the effective and efficient design and management of its cable broadband network. Bentley’s HFC solution, which includes Bentley Coax, Bentley Fiber, Bentley Inside Plant, and Bentley Communications PowerView, replaces disparate CAD, GIS, and spreadsheet systems at SECTV. With this new software, SECTV can accelerate new subscriber activations, network upgrades, extensions, and repairs while increasing productivity across engineering, field operations, marketing, sales, and customer support.

Mike Semmel, mapping supervisor, Service Electric Cable TV, Inc., said, “The seamless database structure of Bentley’s HFC network engineering solution gives us an end-to-end perspective of our system that is simply not available from individual drawings, maps, and spreadsheets. The solution also provides a means to make the intelligent network model available to anyone in the organization through secure web interfaces and field applications. These capabilities, combined with a high-productivity user interface, a proven track record of user-driven product enhancements, and excellent support, made Bentley the best choice for our business.”

Robert Mankowski, Bentley vice president, simulation product management, said, “We are pleased to provide SECTV with technology that will help this service innovator to continue its leadership in the cable industry – leadership it established more than 65 years ago. Bentley’s HFC solution will give SECTV’s teams a comprehensive HFC network design capability that is up to three times faster than other solutions. This purpose-built technology leverages the deepest industry experience in the market to provide unparalleled engineering workflow efficiency. It uniquely includes the precision of CAD and all the benefits of an open enterprise GIS, while providing efficiency across the physical network inventory lifecycle with comprehensive capabilities for design, construction, and operations.”

SECTV selected Bentley after reviewing alternatives against the following criteria:

  • the ability to document and maintain an end-to-end intelligent network model;
  • the ability to easily share the intelligent network model with any department to improve business decisions and workflows;
  • ease of use to minimize training and improve design and management productivity;
  • demonstrated product development and alignment with evolving user requirements;
  • comprehensive technical support.

To learn more about the Bentley HFC solution, click here.

About Service Electric Cable TV, Inc.

Service Electric Cable TV, Inc. provides cable TV and communications services to customers in the Lehigh Valley, Pa., Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and Hunterdon, N.J., communities, as well as the areas surrounding these regions. As a recognized leader in cable television for more than 65 years, Service Electric Cable TV has come a long way since paving the way for the entire cable TV industry in 1948. However, one principle has never changed – Service Electric’s ongoing commitment to the communities it serves and its subscribers. The pride SECTV employees take in their work and their steadfast commitment to serving their customers – who are also their neighbors – have helped the company grow. For additional information about Service Electric Cable TV, visit http://www.sectv.com.

About Bentley Systems

Bentley Systems is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. Bentley users leverage information mobility across disciplines and throughout the infrastructure lifecycle to deliver better-performing projects and assets. Bentley solutions encompass MicroStation applications for information modeling, ProjectWise collaboration services to deliver integrated projects, andAssetWise operations services to achieve intelligent infrastructure – complemented by worldwide professional services and comprehensive managed services.

Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 3,000 colleagues in over 50 countries, more than $600 million in annual revenues, and since 2006 has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.

Additional information about Bentley is available at www.bentley.com and in Bentley’s annual report. For Bentley news as it happens, subscribe to an RSS feed of Bentley press releases and news alerts. Visit The Year in Infrastructure 2014 Conference for highlights of Bentley’s premier thought-leadership event. To view a searchable collection of innovative infrastructure projects from the annualBe Inspired Awards, access Bentley’s Infrastructure Yearbooks. To access a professional networking site that enables members of the infrastructure community to connect, communicate, and learn from each other, visit Be Communities.

To download the Bentley Infrastructure 500 Top Owners ranking, a unique global compendium of the top public- and private-sector owners of infrastructure based on the value of their cumulative infrastructure investments, visit www.bentley.com/500.

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