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OSI Technology Adopted by Major Transmission Company for Advanced Situational Awareness System

Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) has been selected by a major U.S. Transmission Company to supply them with an advanced new Situational Awareness System for their Transmission Control Centers. This company has requested to remain anonymous for competitive reasons but is classified among the largest electric companies in the United States, with nearly 4 million customers across multiple states and a generation capacity exceeding 35,000 megawatts.

OSI's Advanced Visualizations and Situational Awareness system, OSI Landscape™ is a decision support product, which can be tailored to the specific operational and business objectives of any utility company; combining data mining, mathematical analysis and advanced visualization techniques to concisely and intuitively present system operators with the state of the Power Grid.

The proposed system is a comprehensive platform which supports advanced visualizations on large display walls, operator workstations and will be used throughout the company for decision support by engineering and operations groups, as well as providing senior management with an effective executive dashboard and real-time business intelligence tool. The OSI Landscape platform will interface with the company's existing, Energy Management System, as well as various corporate systems including GIS and Asset Management systems. The system is NERC CIP compliant and provides mission critical availability of better than 99.98%.

"We are very pleased to have been selected by this major transmission company over their incumbent system suppliers to serve this important operational need. This is a great testament to the capabilities and features of OSI's advanced real-time visualization technology and shows that OSI is a partner capable of delivering where it counts," said Abed Halimah, OSI's Vice President of Product Management.

OSI (www.osii.com) 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) and Generation Management Systems (GMS); as well as individual software and hardware products and Smart Grid Solutions for utility operations. OSI is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

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