SMALL TEAMS
BIG INNOVATIONS

SERVING THE FIELD

PENNSYLVANIA’S OSP
ENGINEERING EXPERTS

With roots dating back to 1991, Katapult Engineering has a long history of being the go-to company for telecom engineering services in Pennsylvania. We offer a number of innovative, web-based platforms for managing the administrative and data collection tasks in the OSP industry, as well as provide consulting and fieldwork for utility companies and other organizations. We help third party attachers submit quickly and cleanly and we help Utilities adhere to FCC pole attachment timelines.

Browse our website to learn more about some of the innovative telecommunications engineering solutions we offer. Or, better yet, contact our office to learn more about what we can do for you. We’re located in Dillsburg, PA, just minutes away from Pennsylvania’s capital and the historic battlefields of Gettysburg.

WE ARE A UNIQUE GROUP THAT COLLECTS
AND DELIVERS DATA TO YOUR DOORSTEP.

APPLICATIONS

We are a full-service utility and telecom field engineering company that provides innovative, technology-focused solutions for any problem associated with collecting, storing and interacting with OSP-related data.

Through a company-wide commitment to innovation and a solid foundation in the systems and technologies that have been proven to work, we equip our OSP professionals with the tools they need to:

  • Collect and process field data. Katapult Engineering has a long history of designing solutions both in the field and online that make it easy to collect and process accurate OSP data.
  • Manage third party attachments.  Leverage Katapult Web Services to manage your pole attachments and ensure FCC pole attachment compliance. Attachers sign up online, select the poles they need and submit their applications. The portal tracks the entire process from data collection to construction completion. Alerting your team along the way to make sure you hit FCC pole attachment deadlines.
  • Document utility pole information. Katapult Engineering employs photogrammetry for bringing the field into the office. Our OSP telecom engineers use digital photography to document the field. This information is then stored and managed online, giving OSP engineers accessible tools for reviewing plans, making decisions and processing pole attachment applications. Employing this data to conduct virtual ride-outs helps utilities adhere to FCC pole attachment rules.

DEVELOPING THE SOFTWARE

THE SOFTWARE TO HELP YOUR TEAM GATHER INSTANT & ACCURATE DATA FOR YOUR CLIENTS.

KatapultPro
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OTHER PRODUCTS

To meet these and other goals, we offer services to help you store and extract data, and make informed engineering decisions. Key products include:

  • KatapultPro — KatapultPro.com is our fully online data collection and processing software for collecting, processing and delivering pole data for pole loading or make ready assessment.  
  • PhotoHeight.com — PhotoHeight.com is our web-based application for calibrating photos to measure utility poles and attachment heights.
  • Mobile Mapper — Mobile Mapper is our field tool for KatapultPro.com  an online GIS platform that makes it easy to draw, measure and collect data in the field using a live database connected to the data on all devices.
  • PhotoFirst — PhotoFirst is a processing tool for documenting assets on structures.  This is one of the tools that comes with KatapultPro and is designed to be one of the first steps in processing utility pole data.  It’s used for remote processing, calibration and labeling of field data. Potential applications include:
    • Utility pole height measurement for pole relocation and attachment applications. Katapult Engineering manages all PPL applications through our online portal.
    • Transmission line structure documenting to process large batches of helicopter data images, identifying features, and flagging faulty equipment to help pinpoint the source of outages.
    • Streetlight surveys, are performed by Katapult Engineering typically following a request from municipalities to buy streetlights back from PPL.  Katapult uses KatapultPro to collect and quickly deliver data on each streetlight to it’s owner for assessing it’s field condition and whether or not it should be replaced with a newer technology.

The only fully customizable & accurate pole data collection software that doesn’t require special equipment and… YOU GET A TEAM OF ENGINEERS TO HELP YOU ADAPT.

CASE STATEMENT

See how we were able to revolutionize data collection and management for PPL, a leader in electric utilities.

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WHO WE SERVE

Katapult Engineering serves organizations big and small, including:
Fiber companies  |  Power utilities  |  Engineering companies  |  Municipalities

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