EarthSoft Announces EDGE Lite on Android

June 20, 2014

EarthSoft released today its new Android-based EQuIS™ Data Gathering Engine (EDGE) Lite software application in conjunction with EQuIS Enterprise Version 6.2. EDGE Lite is only $9.99 and will run on any Android tablet with Android 2.3 OS or later.

Developed in response to the rapidly growing demand for mobile Android-based applications, EDGE Lite offers EQuIS end users an economical and versatile option for field data collection.

EDGE Lite is a lightweight option to enter field data for EDGE and requires an EDGE license. Users can configure forms and Reference Values in EDGE to use in EDGE Lite. Field Electronic Data Deliverables (Field EDDs) can be transferred to and from EDGE Lite through direct connection or through the cloud using Dropbox (www.dropbox.com). EDGE Lite allows for real-time data synchronization using Dropbox.

EDGE Lite supports real-time error checking with field EDP, capturing GPS coordinates, and adding photographs. EDGE Lite can:

  • Build and configure forms and Reference Values in EDGE
  • Copy or synchronize Field EDDs to EDGE Lite
  • Use GPS to update location data
  • Create smarter data collection forms with error checking
  • Capture images from camera or gallery
  • Support Live data collection through Dropbox
  • Synchronize data from multiple Android devices with EDGE

EarthSoft CEO Mitch Beard commented, “EarthSoft is very excited about our first Android product, and the price point of EDGE Lite continues to position EarthSoft as the world’s leading supplier of environmental data collection software.”

EarthSoft EDGE Lite is available for purchase via the Google Play Store (https://play.google.com/store) in early July. Additional information about downloading and using EDGE Lite is available here: http://help.earthsoft.com/default.asp?ixWiki=6&pg=pgSearchWiki&qWiki=edge+lite.

About EarthSoft: EarthSoft’s EQuIS is the world’s most widely used environmental data management software. For further information about EarthSoft or EQuIS, please visit www.earthsoft.com or email info@earthsoft.com.



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Critigen Joins EarthSoft Business Partner Program

June 18, 2014


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New EDP Commit Options in EQuIS v6.1- Merge, Update, and Replace Only Commit Options_Jun2014

June 16, 2014




Three new commit types have been added to the EQuIS Data Processor (EDP) in Version 6.1: Merge Only, Update Only, and Replace Only. The record(s) must exist in the EQuIS database prior to the commit in EDP if using one of these three commit types, or an error will occur for that record. .



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Seattle Pub Utilities chooses EQuIS for Salmon Hatchery data

June 3, 2014

EarthSoft announced a large order from Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) for multiple licenses of EQuIS™ Alive and EQuIS Enterprise 6. SPU will use EQuIS and Alive supporting the Cedar River Sockeye Hatchery managing salmon life-cycle data from a variety of sources for both natural and hatchery fish.

EQuIS will support the Hatchery’s adaptive management program for the collection and management of biological and ecological data related to hatchery and naturally spawning sockeye populations, assessing hatchery effectiveness and potential impacts. SPU provides funding and other support for operation of the Hatchery which is located near the Landsburg Dam on the Cedar River. Sockeye are not allowed to pass the Dam in order to safeguard drinking water supplied by the upper Cedar River watershed. The Hatchery was established to produce fry to supplement production from sockeye spawning in the Cedar River below the Dam.

EarthSoft will provide a range of technical services supporting SPU including development of a custom EDD format usable by the EQuIS Data Processor in Standalone, Professional and Enterprise modes. This EDD format will facilitate required data collection activities and enable users to enter location, survey date, species, counts and other data.
EQuIS Alive tables will support indices and relational functionality accommodating hatchery performance data while maintaining data integrity. EQuIS Schema changes will be provided to SPU as an XML file deployed with EQuIS.

Additionally, EarthSoft will create several custom reports containing sockeye-related life cycle and other environmental data including: Cedar River outmigration report; smolt survey statistics; adult sockeye carcass survey; adult locks survey; adult broodstock survey; sockeye harvest summary; spawner survey; lock sockeye counts; life history report; general statistics data export; release time and location; and condition factor report.

EarthSoft will provide other services including EQuIS implementation support, workflow and data management documentation, configuration, training, project management, and historical data migration.

In addition to EQuIS Alive, SPU purchased EQuIS Enterprise 6 Bronze, EQuIS Professional, and 10 EQuIS Data Gathering Engine (EDGE) device licenses. EarthSoft will provide database hosting services for SPU-owned software. Scheduled to start in late May, this project is currently scheduled for completion in late 2014.
EarthSoft Vice President Scot Weaver commented, “The Seattle Public Utilities implementation is another great example of EQuIS Alive’s versatility. As EarthSoft creates new imports for fishery data and new reports to validate SPU’s Adaptive Management Plan, EQuIS will fill an important role in this data management initiative.”

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What’s New in EQuIS™ Professional EDP v6.1 Video – New Features & Enhancements – May2014

June 2, 2014




EQuIS™ Professional EDP v6.1 new enhancements include refreshing loaded reference values, allowing multiple exports in a single format and creating enhanced Blank EDD templates.
This Office Hours video reviews many more new features and enhancements.


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