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U.S. Transmission Utility Selects OSI Technology for Large-scale Transmission Management System Replacement

Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) has been selected by a major U.S. transmission company to supply a state-of-the-art SCADA/Transmission Management System (SCADA/TMS). The company has preferred to remain anonymous until the project is completed.

This new SCADA system is based on OSI's monarch™ (Multi-platform Open Network ARCHitecture) platform, will replace the company's legacy Transmission Management System. The new technology provided by OSI will enhance overall system performance, availability, and security while providing advanced transmission applications for enhanced operational performance.

The transmission company operates high-voltage transmission systems throughout USA, serving a peak load in excess of 15,000 megawatts.

The new OSI platform includes OSI's next-generation, .NET-based Graphical User Interface (GUI); Advanced Alarm Management System; Advanced Situational Awareness functionality; Data warehousing & Analytics; Real-time and Study Transmission Network Analysis and Optimization; Short-Term Load Forecasting; Switching Order Management; Equipment Outage Scheduler; and Advanced Transmission Operator Training Simulator.

Open Systems International (www.osii.com) provides open, state-of-the-art, 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 (Historian) Analytics, Situational Awareness Systems, 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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