With Automation at the Forefront, ECSite Software-as-a-Service, Continues to Lead Digital Transformation for the Telecom Industry
SANTA CLARA, Calif — February 22, 2022 — ECSite, a leading software company that provides end-to-end enterprise SaaS solutions that assist with the test, measurement and data collection of wireless network builds in the field, today announced it has integrated NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association’s safety forms into its award-winning app. Free to both NATE members and non-NATE members, the App automates NATE forms directly to the cloud. What was formally a manual process for contractors and integrators building towers and communications infrastructure, now is easily automated in the field.
“We strongly align with NATE’s mission to ‘pursue, formulate and adhere to uniform standards of safety to ensure the continued well-being of tower and communications infrastructure personnel’ and believe that providing a cloud-based, automated solution for safety forms, advances our industry forward,” said Subbu Meiyappan, Founder and CEO of ECSite. “Our goal is to automate everything, and this moves us another step forward.”
The forms available at launch include the NATE Equipment Basics Checklist, NATE Guy Anchor Surface Inspection, Checklist for Evaluating Qualified Contractors, Job Safety Analysis (JSA) Venue Form, and Job Safety Analysis (JSA) ODAS Form. Additional forms will be added to the ECSite App later this year. ECSite’s mobile app, available for download in the Apple App or Google Play for Android stores, is currently used by the industry’s neutral host, contractors, integrators, and Tier One operators, and the NATE integration further enhances the value of using the ECSite App and ECSite cloud.
ECSite will introduce the NATE form integration at NATE Unite 2022, the annual industry conference. NATE UNITE brings key decision-makers from the broadcast and telecommunications tower erection, service, and maintenance industry to discuss, train and display new products, services, and best practices. The ECSite App will be available for demonstrations in the NATE Unite Exhibition Hall, Booth 723.
NATE has numerous resources for members to utilize in their own safety regimen, providing information on recognized best practices as well as regulatory compliance requirements.
“Anything that can advance NATE’s safety mission is good for our industry, and we support bringing NATE forms to ECSite’s app-based solution,” said Todd Schlekeway, President and CEO of NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association.
The ECSite App is a mobile app that collects and reports on construction, installation, commissioning, maintenance, and operations of wireless infrastructure. The software automates the testing process for wireless infrastructure deployments, accelerating what was once a laborious and tiresome manual process. Based on patent-pending AI, ML, and Computer Vision (CV) technologies, ECSite’s wireless test automation software improves accuracy by reducing human errors that cause inconsistencies in the wireless network build, testing and closeout process. While test automation is the cornerstone of ECSite’s SaaS offering, the field mobile app collects, captures, and manages photos and installation, builds checklists, and verifies the phases of site construction and maintenance, with real-time visibility, all through massive automation at scale. ECSite’s ECCloud integrates with most common ERP and Project Management systems including SiteTracker™, Salesforce, Oracle Cloud, QuickBase, and Geospatial systems such as ArcGIS.
ECSite is an end-to-end software solution for highly technical data collection and reporting during construction, installation, commissioning, and maintenance operations of wireless telecom infrastructure leading into 5G and beyond. ECSite is a proven platform for DAS, public safety networks, small cells, macro sites, fiber builds, and towers. Launched out of stealth in 2019, hundreds of contractors have used ECSite software across thousands of 4G/5G small cells nodes in the United States and Canada supporting Tier One carriers’ deployments. ECSite customers Crown Castle, BAI’s Mobilite, Extenet, Boingo Wireless, Modus, and AFL, among others, use the software for their stadium, transportation, warehouse, enterprise, and smart city buildouts. In 2021, ECSite was a Small Cell Forum Small Cell Award finalist, a 2021 Leading Light Award nominee in the Testing and Measurement category, and a finalist for the Safer Building Coalition Inaugural Safer Inside Awards for Best Product. To learn more about ECSite, follow us on LinkedIn or visit ECSiteapp.com.
NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association is a non-profit trade association dedicated to providing a unified voice for companies in the diverse tower and communications infrastructure construction, service, and maintenance industries. Today the Association boasts over 1,090 member companies located throughout the United States, Bahamas, Canada, China, Israel, Jamaica, Lithuania, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Trinidad and the United Kingdom. For additional information on NATE, please visit www.natehome.com.