SAN DIEGO, CA and RALEIGH, NC and DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire -09/21/11)- Two leading providers of real-time software solutions, Power Analytics Corporation (www.PowerAnalytics.com) and Ireland-based Automsoft (www.automsoft.com), today announced that they are entering into a comprehensive technology, marketing, and sales agreement surrounding, respectively, Power Analytics' Paladin® and Automsoft's rapidHistorian™ software platforms.
Power Analytics' Paladin family of products helps organizations to ensure that their electrical power infrastructure is optimally designed (Paladin® DesignBase™), performs precisely as intended in terms of reliability and energy efficiency (Paladin® Live™), and operates flawlessly as organizations make real-time transitions between public and on-premise power sources (Paladin® SmartGrid™).
Automsoft's rapidHistorian™ system is a robust suite of powerful data historian, information management and analysis applications designed to collect, analyze and serve large volumes of time series and process data. rapidHistorian™ delivers market leading data processing capabilities through its high speed distributed object database. It delivers performance far beyond other technologies, enabling the integration of millions of data points and data sampling rates in the region of millions of events per second, all on standard hardware delivering the lowest total cost of ownership. It empowers businesses to achieve sustained process improvement and collaborative decision-making, enabling them to achieve a closer alignment of actual output and strategic goals and meet Key Performance Indicators.
The companies signed the agreement this morning in Raleigh, NC. Here they participated in a trade mission to the US led by Ireland's Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton. The mission was organized by Enterprise Ireland, the government organization responsible for the development and growth of Irish businesses in world markets.
As part of the agreement, Automsoft will license Power Analytics' Paladin® Gateway™ data integration technology to expand the connectivity options for rapidHistorian, with a particular emphasis on the popular Modbus serial communications protocol. Similarly, Power Analytics will use Paladin Gateway to interface Automsoft's process database technology with Paladin Live to enable collection, storage and analytics of time series sensor, control system and device data in a smart grid environment.
The two companies are announcing the first project utilizing joint technologies on a SmartGrid / microgrid being deployed at the Stewart Air National Guard (ANG) (US Department of Defense) base, located in the southern Hudson Valley, west of Newburgh, New York. In the project, Paladin and rapidHistorian were selected as principal software technologies for the effort by Encorp. LLC (Ft. Collins, CO) and The Shaw Group (Baton Rouge, LA), two respected leaders in the design, engineering, and construction of facilities with power-intensive requirements.
As a result of that successful undertaking, Power Analytics and Automsoft executives agreed to formalize and synergize their working relationship, to deliver advanced SmartGrid / microgrid solutions to customers in the mission-critical arena: organizations who are seeking the cost savings and energy independence on-campus grids can offer, without their jeopardizing power systems reliability.
"The integration of the Paladin and rapidHistorian platforms is an important milestone for facilities with demanding power reliability requirements and ambitious energy efficiency goals," said Mark A. Ascolese, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Power Analytics Corporation. "Together, these two platforms give users extraordinary, real-time insight into the health of their power infrastructure, and visibility into operational problems that have yet to emerge."
"We are delighted to work with Power Analytics as a strategic SmartGrid partner," said Paraic O'Toole, Chief Executive Officer for Automsoft. "We have a number of joint projects in the pipeline of which this is the first and we look forward to working together to deliver optimized smart and microgrid installations to our customers globally."
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