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Great Lakes Energy of Michigan Selects OSI Technology for New SCADA and Distribution Management System

Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) has been awarded a contract by Great Lakes Energy (GLE) for a new SCADA and Distribution Management System (DMS) based on OSI's monarch™ (Multi-platform Open Network ARCHitecture) platform.

GLE's new Distribution Management System includes a SCADA-centric ADMS architecture comprised of the following components: an advanced Graphical User Interface (GUI), Advanced Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, Advanced Alarm Management System, Communications Front-end Processor, Historical Information System and Data Archiving, Real-time and Historical Trending and Analytics, GIS and Mapping Interface, Real-time Distribution Model and Network Visualization and Connectivity Analysis, Automatic Vehicle Location Visualization, Voyager™ Remote Browser-based User Interface, Switching Order Management, Inter-control Center Communications Protocol, and MultiSpeak® Interface.

Great Lakes Energy (www.gtlakes.com) is the third-largest Michigan-based utility and the largest member-owned electric distribution company in Michigan. It is governed by a board of directors elected by members. GLE is committed to providing energy solutions to more than approximately 125,000 customers in 26 counties in western Michigan.

Open Systems International (www.osii.com)—headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota—provides open, state-of-the-art and high-performance automation solutions to utilities worldwide. These solutions include Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, Network Management Systems (NMS), Energy Management Systems (EMS), Distribution Management Systems (DMS), Outage Management Systems (OMS), Generation Management Systems (GMS), Substation Automation (SA) Systems, Data Warehousing (Historian) Analytics, Situational Awareness Systems, individual software and hardware products, and Smart Grid solutions for utility operations. OSI's solutions empower its users to meet their operational challenges, day-in and day-out, with unsurpassed reliability and a minimal cost of technology ownership and maintenance.

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