Locate Assurance™

'Be at every locate', UTTO provides you with
a crystal-clear window into your daily field
operations and accountability where it matters.

Monitor and Maintain Best
Practice Locate Standards

UTTO's advanced sensor technology assists field technicians and
ensures quality locate standards with data evidence
Locate Assurance
'Be at every locate', UTTO provides you with
a crystal-clear window into your daily field
operations and accountability where it matters.
Monitor and Maintain
Best Practice
Locate Standards
UTTO's advanced sensor technology
assists field technicians and ensures quality
locate standards with data evidence

Industry problem

The underground utility industry is still plagued with damages and is dependent on pipe and cable locating technologies introduced more than 30 years ago. The locate process has not changed since its inception – the field tech receives ticket information, travels to dig zones area, locates and marks and then processes the next ticket. Although a few companies are able to monitor the ‘windshield time’ or travel time of the locator, critical information and data is missing regarding the process and quality of the field tech’s locate technique and procedure.

Traditionally, every field technician is required to complete an initial training program before deployment for locate work in the field. It may take months before a locator knows what a ‘good locate’ feels like, and there’s no true way to reinforce it. Once the field tech has graduated from the classroom environment, the asset owner has no way of assuring the quality of performance on real-world locates.

Successful pipe and cable location requires the field technician to interpret complex electromagnetic fields and interference-filled environments. The asset owner or contractor has no confirmation or QA of the work performed by the locator. Additionally, in the event of an asset damage, field techs have no protection, even if best practice was followed. Without a real solution to this problem, there will continue to be no accountability for locate work in the field and the reduction of asset damages will fail to improve, costing companies millions per year and potentially putting lives at risk.

No Locate Accountability

Locator competency should be validated on every locate; not just on the day of training and evaluation. There is too much at stake.

Asset Damages Due to Locate Practices

There are thousands of asset damages that occur each year as a result of insufficient locate practice.

High Training Costs

Training field technicians is a lengthy and costly expenditure. It can take months before a field tech can truly be effective and productive.

Defend Field Technicians

Traditionally, in the event of an asset damage field techs have no evidence of the quality of their locate procedure.

Why UTTO®  Locate Assurance?

UTTO’s breakthrough technologies deliver quantitative and qualitative assessment of locator performance.

Locate Assurance

UTTO‘s smart technologies ensure data-backed accountability on every locate.


UTTO Locate Assurance™ seamlessly integrates our proprietary digital services platform with advanced smart technologies embedded within the locate device to qualify and evaluate field technician performance on every locate. Define your locate metrics and quality standards and ensure best practice is followed across your entire operational workforce in the field. UTTO Locate Assurance™ finally allows you to ‘be at every locate’.

UTTO’s Locate Assurance™ technologies enable the following features and benefits:

  • Qualify and evaluate field technician performance before damages happen
  • Capture and monitor locate QA/QC
  • Quality of electromagnetic locate technique
  • Time and distance located
  • Distance between markout points
  • Correct frequency for utility type
  • Ensure best practice is followed across entire field workforce
  • Define and evaluate locate metrics and quality standards

Integrated Smart Sensors

UTTO‘s smart performance sensors are seamlessly integrated within any locate device.


UTTO’s proprietary smart sensors are seamlessly integrated within any new or existing locate device. Through the patented fusion of multi-axis motion sensing and electromagnetic data, locate performance data is captured every 100 ms and managed through world-class IoT technology and data management.

UTTO’s integrated smart sensors enable the following features and benefits:

  • UTTO smart sensor technology integrated directly into the locator of your choice
  • Locate performance data captured every 100ms
  • World-class IoT technology and data management
  • Patented multi-axis motion sensing and electromagnetic data fusion
  • Advanced data compression algorithms
  • Enterprise-ready device management and tracking

Locate Performance Analytics

UTTO‘s analytics delivers qualitative assessment of individual and team locate performance.


UTTO’s locate performance analytics finally allows to visualize your field workforce performance. Through proprietary data algorithms,  UTTO takes the big data captured in the field, analyzes locate performance based on user-specified metrics and quality standards and outputs an exportable activity report complete with a UTTO Compliance Score™. Performance statistics can be seen at-a-glance for an individual or team of field technicians, and training can be targeted and reinforced in the areas where real-world data shows it’s needed the most.

UTTO’s locate performance analytics enables the following features and benefits:

  • Define and evaluate your locate metrics and quality standards
  • Visualize your field workforce performance
  • Auto-alerts and messaging of bad practice
  • Individual or team statistics at-a-glance
  • Locate performance dashboard
  • Export performance reports
  • UTTO Compliance Score™
  • Reinforce UTTO virtual training with real-world performance data

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