SITE Partners and Exclusively Sells Utilis’ Hydro-Scan, Providing Soil Moisture Data from Satellites
Product will be sold exclusively through Illinois-based SITE to identify parking lots with underlying moisture issues
Chicago, IL, June 18, 2020 – Chicago, Illinois-based SITE is proud to exclusively be selling Hydro-Scan, powered by Utilis, visualized in SITE’s proprietary platform. This innovative and exciting new product provides soil moisture data derived from satellites to detect moisture issues in parking lots and soon roofs. SITE currently provides site assessments to thousands of commercial customers across the United States, Canada, and Mexico, including some of the largest household brands in the USA and Fortune 500 companies. Partnering with Utilis, the world leader in satellite-based infrastructure assessment, this innovative technology uses L-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data taken from a satellite. The technical capabilities of L-band SAR allow it to penetrate and measure soil moisture down to 10 feet below ground.
“We’re thrilled to be launching Hydro-Scan™. Not only does it allow us to provide the most comprehensive property assessments in the world for our clients, but it also gives us a unique competitive advantage over all our competitors,” said Austin Rabine, CEO of SITE.
Hydro-Scan is Utilis’ second satellite-based soil moisture application. Using the same base technology patented by Utilis for subsurface potable leak detection and used in over 250 utility networks worldwide, the technology identifies areas with underlying moisture issues to facilitate premature pavement failure diagnosis and remediation.
“As Utilis makes the foray into property assessment activities, we could not have found a more honest and visionary company than SITE with whom to partner. We look forward to what lies ahead for the partnership," said Elly Perets, CEO of Utilis.
Utilis and SITE are excited to begin delivering this service to customers this month.
SITE provides analytics and data insights to property managers, owners, and stakeholders so they can quickly understand the state of their properties through a reliable analysis of their full portfolio. Using drones, cameras, and satellite acquired imagery, SITE’s innovative data capture methods allow them to perform property assessments more than five times faster than traditional methods at a much more competitive cost. It allows customers to access simple, transparent reports housed in a single, cloud-based platform that is scalable for one to thousands of properties. Headquartered in Chicago with customers across the globe, SITE incubated within Rabine, a leading company in exterior facilities management.
Utilis provides data driven solutions for water utilities, government agencies, and the greater infrastructure industry. They use synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data from satellites and turn it into large scale decision support tools. The proprietary algorithms and highly educated staff of scientists and engineers are the key to the company’s mission, to advance planet Earth’s resource resilience through SAR analytics. Successfully commercializing its leak detection product in 2016, Utilis projects have resulted in saving more than 3200 million gallons of potable and 7800 MWH of energy water per year, in support of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 6, 7, and 9. Headquartered in Israel, with a United States subsidiary in San Diego, CA, Utilis currently provides innovative solutions in multiple verticals around the globe. For more information on Utilis and to learn more about their technology visit https://utiliscorp.com/