Tasmanian remote access management system recognised

Transend Networks, owner and operator of Tasmania’s electricity transmission system, have won the Best Business Application award at this year’s Tasmanian ICT Industry Awards (TasICT).

The company was recognised for its development of a bespoke system that allows authorised personnel to work on the transmission network from an off-site location.

The controlled remote access management (CRAM) system is a web application built by Transend, allowing authorised access to remote substations to carry out work such as fixing a break, routine maintenance and operations.

TasICT president Joel Harris congratulated Transend and said this year’s competition had the largest number of entries in the awards’ history.

“Transend has done well to win this prestigious award. This year we have had double the entries to previous years and to win is a major achievement,” Mr Harris said.

Transend chief executive officer Peter Clark said the award was well-earned recognition for the team.

“Transend has a history of developing innovative solutions,” Mr Clark said.

“There are many benefits from the CRAM system: improved response times to any incidents which will improve the reliability of our power supply.

“And it has had a positive impact on staff; not having to travel great distances to fix a small problem.”