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OSI Invests in New Social Media Venture, InvisibleFriend™

Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) has backed a new Social Media company, InvisibleFriend.com. This new funding will enable the venture in their rapid launch and promotion of their site and app.

InvisibleFriend (IF) is a totally anonymous and secure discovery site that allows users to share and view internet content not biased by commercial interests. With a commercial internet, users are not able to trust the information provided to them as the content is often gamed in search engines. IF tries to curate user activity on the web in a secure and totally anonymous manner. No personal information or emails are necessary to use the site or the app. IF uses a lot of new and interesting technology to drive the site which is targeted to host more than 100 million users in its first 3 years and continue to grow beyond that. The use of Big Data technologies, new search and store algorithms have enabled IF to achieve tremendous storage and performance throughput to deliver content in lightning speed.

"The reason OSI is investing in this venture that is seemingly unrelated to its core business, is IF's Big Data technology and analytics. We see this technology very pertinent to what OSI is trying to do in supporting the Internet of Things Energy (IoTE) and could be the basis of our new Energy and Smart Grid applications delivery. Besides, in terms of Social Media, the concept is very fresh, innovative and fills a definite need in the Social Media space." said Ron Ingram, OSI Vice President of Strategic Development.

"We're very excited about this new Social Media site. Sharing information on Social Media sites has been declining recently due to privacy concerns. In light of this, we saw a need for a simpler and safer way to dynamically and anonymously share content, allowing the true relevant exchange of information. Our goal is that this open and automatic sharing of content will lead to a more relevant and interesting discovery space and will contribute towards a better internet for everyone," said Parisa Hoveida, IF President and cofounder.

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); and Smart Grid solutions for utility operations. OSI is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

InvisibleFriend is a Social Media site for sharing web content in a safe and anonymous manner. Users can dynamically share their areas of interest with others, helping them to discover the interesting content of the web without concern for privacy or commercial exploitation. Content is rated and promoted by users and not commercial interests. IF supports channels for various topics of interest and delivers up-to-date content to interested users.

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