WaterCube and Tecplot Form Strategic Partnership; Resulting Water Resource Management Solution Helps Scientists Acquire, Process and Understand Complex River-System Data

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Tecplot software to be the data-visualization engine that powers WaterCube's water resource management solution

WaterCube and Tecplot have a unique opportunity to visualize and manage real 3D spatial river data like never before.

WaterCube, LLC., and Tecplot, Inc., today announced that they have formed a strategic partnership whereby Tecplot’s data visualization software will power WaterCube’s brand new-to-the-market water resource management solution.

The new product, called CUBEIT, powered by Tecplot, will officially launch at HydroVision International, which takes place July 14 – 17 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. HydroVision International (http://www.HydroEvent.com) is the world’s largest hydropower conference and exhibition.

The Watercube/Tecplot partnership creates a unique data visualization solution that takes the power of big data and makes it usable on a mass scale. CUBEIT, powered by Tecplot, will be offered exclusively by WaterCube. It will be available in a tiered format that grows in functionality as customers’ needs for complex data analyses grow.

CUBEIT, powered by Tecplot, will be used by scientists and researchers to visualize, validate and manage river, reservoir and stream data. It provides valuable insights for dam removal and placement, hydropower applications for assessing stream power, and environmental studies enabling river restoration and ecological improvements.

“WaterCube and Tecplot have a unique opportunity to visualize and manage real 3D spatial river data like never before,” WaterCube CEO Diana Krupa said. “We have developed innovative new methods based on the latest technology to capture and process vast amounts of river data, including water velocity, depth, quality and temperature variations throughout entire river systems. This allows scientists and researchers, for the first time, to analyze and manage what is really happening within their river. WaterCube is revolutionizing the way data is collected and processed, but visualizing it to tell the entire story was even more important. That’s where the partnership with Tecplot comes into play.”

“We knew instantly that WaterCube’s technology was unique and had the potential to open new doors to visualize rivers and reservoirs in the environmental and water resource arena,” Tecplot CEO Don Roberts said. “This is an area in which Tecplot has not had significant market penetration because there has not been such complete access to this type of data until now. We believe this partnership will not only change the way we look at our fresh-water resources, but it will enable scientists to make better decisions to manage and compare changes year-over-year in our major river systems.”

Unique capabilities of CUBEIT, powered by Tecplot include:

1. First-of-its-kind visualization and data management solution that can quickly compare big data files and Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) with spatially collected river data, including LiDAR.
2. The ability to measure specific volumes of water and discharge at varying flows anywhere along the river reach, providing ideal locations for instrumentation placement and stream power.
3. The ability to calibrate computer-created predictive models for higher accuracy in flood and drought conditions.
4. The ability to perform advanced hydraulic analyses that determine sediment transfer, temperature changes, quality, and the impact to the environment.

Teledyne R&D Instruments is another WaterCube partner. It provides the equipment that measures river discharge and other key data points. “WaterCube’s unique data processing approach allows scientists and researchers to quantitatively understand what’s happening within the river reach,” said Jim Rogers, director of products at Teledyne R&D Instruments.

About WaterCube, LLC.

Based in Daniel Island, S.C., WaterCube is an innovative technology and hydrologic services company that offers a unique approach and complete workflow for mapping large or small spatial river sections. The company quickly provides Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) and various maps of water velocity, volume, inundation area, and channel hydraulics along the measured section of river, reservoir, or floodplain.

The privately held company uses real data to produce images and utilizes multiple data acquisition technologies including state-of-the-art ADCPs; airborne, terrestrial, and mobile LiDAR and scanners; RTK-GPS; Single-Beam Echo Sounders (SBES) and more. WaterCube quality-reviews and screens all data and then combines all measured data using its own unique data processing engine for qualitatively and quantitatively evaluating large spatial reaches of rivers, reservoirs, and floodplains in days.

WaterCube offers a complete turnkey solution providing its clients the expert talent and equipment to gather the data for both water measurements as well as terrestrial and airborne LiDAR, producing highly accurate and fast 3D spatial views and datasets.

To learn more, visit http://www.WaterCubeData.com/introducing-watercube.

About Tecplot, Inc.

Founded in 1981 by former Boeing engineers Don Roberts and Mike Peery, who today serve as CEO and chairman of the board, respectively, Tecplot is the leading developer of Visual Data Analysis (VDA) software for engineers and scientists. Tecplot’s products allow customers using desktop computers and laptops to quickly analyze and understand information hidden in complex data, and communicate their results to others via brilliant images and compelling animations. The privately held company’s products are used by more than 45,000 technical professionals around the world.

Tecplot has been awarded numerous Small Business Innovation Research contracts from DOD, NASA, DARPA, and the National Science Foundation. In 2012, the company was named a Red Herring Top 100 Americas Award winner. Since its founding more than 30 years ago, Tecplot has consistently delivered category-leading innovation to the engineering and scientific communities. Examples of this never-ending innovation include Tecplot RS for oil & gas reservoir simulation, Tecplot Chorus for analyzing multiple simulations of design-space exploration data, Tecplot 360 EX for lightning-fast analysis of massive CFD simulation data, and Tecplot Focus for automating routine data analysis and plotting tasks.

Tecplot, which is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., has been named one of Seattle Business Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” for three straight years.

For more information, visit http://www.Tecplot.com.

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Tecplot, Inc.
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WaterCube, LLC
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