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Mid-South Synergy of Texas Selects OSI Technology for a New Advanced Distribution Management System

Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) has been awarded a contract by Mid-South Synergy (MSS) to supply a new Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) based on OSI's monarch™ (Multi-platform Open Network ARCHitecture) platform. This system will provide MSS with improved distribution operations and overall system reliability.

OSI's solution will replace MSS's legacy QEI system and will include the following features: OSI's advanced Graphical User Interface (GUI); Communications Front-end Processor; Real-time and Historical Trending; Advanced Alarm Management System; Data Engineering and Maintenance Subsystem; Historical Information System and Data Archiving; Load Shed and Restoration; Distribution Mapping and Visualization; Distribution Power Flow; Volt/VAR Control with Conservation Voltage Reduction; Fault Location Isolation and Service Restoration; Feeder Reconfiguration; Switch Order Management; Short-Term Load Forecasting; Inter-control Center Communications Protocol; Geographic Information Systems Interface; Enhanced Protocol Analyzer; Voyager™, OSI's Remote/Mobile Browser-based User Interface; and CHRONUS™, OSI's next-generation historian.

Mid-South Synergy Electric Cooperative (www.midsouthsynergy.com) is headquartered in Navasota, Texas. It serves 23,000 electric customers with 30,000 meters within a six-county, 1,600-square-mile service territory, and has provided quality electric services since 1940.

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, 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.