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RAK Investment Authority, a UAE Government Agency Successfully Implements a New OSI SCADA System

Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) and partner Global Energy Technologies Ltd. have successfully delivered a state-of-the-art new SCADA system for RAK Investment Authority (RAKIA) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), based on OSI's monarch™ platform.

RAKIA is an independent government body in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), UAE. RAKIAs core mission is to develop and manage Industrial Estates including free and non-free zones in Al Hamra area, about 15 kms away from Ras Al Khaimah City and in Al Ghail, 40 kms away from Ras Al Khaimah City. Today, around 7000 companies including 500 manufacturers are operating from the two purpose-built business parks of the RAKIA region.

RAKIA's new SCADA system is based on OSI's state-of-the-art monarch (Multi-platform Open Network ARCHitecture) platform and includes the advanced functionality presented by OSIs .NET based Graphical User Interface (GUI); Advanced Alarm Management System; Real-time and Historical Trending and analytics; and Communications Front-end Processor software products. In subsequent phases, Other Smart Grid and Micro Grid applications will be implemented.

RAKIA (www.rak-ia.com) was established in 2005 to strengthen the investment environment in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah and to promote various economic sectors leading to a comprehensive development of the region. RAKIA has the vision to build a diverse economy through a strong and sustainable development by attracting both domestic and international investments, leading to wealth creation and improved standard of living. To achieve this, RAKIA strives to make the investment experience simple, easy and pleasant.

Global Energy Technologies Ltd (www.gblenergy.com) is a UAE based company, owned and managed by engineers; and having more than four decades of experience in the Power & Electricity sectors in the Middle East. Over its years of operation, Global Energy has developed into a multi-disciplinary company with the capability of serving as a total solution provider in specialized industries such as Power Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Petrochemical & Process and water related projects.

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), Outage Management Systems (OMS), Generation Management Systems (GMS), Substation Automation Systems (SA); Data Warehousing and Historians, 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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