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Gainesville Regional Utilities of Florida Selects OSI for an Advanced Outage Management System

Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) has been awarded a contract by Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) to supply a state-of-the-art Outage Management System (OMS) to replace their aging legacy system. This project will integrate advanced OMS functionality with the company's existing OSI SCADA system.

OSI's Electra™ OMS is a next-generation outage management solution built on advanced technologies such as big data. It minimizes a utility's outage response times, provides more reliable information to customers, and improves overall system reliability. Electra's flexible architecture supports utilities' increasing need for configurability and process integration.

GRU's new OMS will provide Distribution Network Modeling and Visualization, Switch Order Management, Call Management, Outage Analysis, Crew Dispatch, and Outage Reporting. It will also include interfaces to Geographic Information Systems and Customer Information Systems, as well as future interfaces to Advanced Metering Infrastructure, Automatic Vehicle Location, and other enterprise systems. The system will integrate seamlessly with GRU's existing SCADA/EMS solution and will provide a platform for the future addition of advanced DMS applications.

Gainesville Regional Utilities (www.gru.com) is a multi-service utility owned by the City of Gainesville and is the fifth-largest municipal electric utility in Florida. GRU serves approximately 100,000 retail and wholesale customers in Gainesville and its surrounding areas, offering electric, natural gas, water, wastewater and telecommunications services.

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, Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems (DERMS), 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.

For additional information regarding this news release, please contact news@osii.com.