Intergraph(R) to Present on Smart Grid and Optimizing Utility Operations at GITA Conference

Comprehensive solutions for Smart Grid and field force automation have transformative effect on utility performance

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Geospatial software industry leader Intergraph(R) will present in two separate sessions at the GITA Geospatial Infrastructure Solutions Conference on how technologies designed to streamline Smart Grid control center operations and boost the efficiency of field crews can dramatically improve productivity. The annual GITA conference will be held April 20-22, 2009 at the Tampa (Florida) Convention Center.

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In a presentation at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, Intergraph Director of Global Utilities and Communications Tony DiMarco will explore an often neglected topic surrounding Smart Grid - the control center. The ever-expanding amount of information flooding in from new smart devices and automation technologies is presenting Smart Grid operators with a new challenge in the control center. In his presentation, DiMarco will explore this information overload challenge and discuss new technologies that enable Smart Grid operators to control their entire distribution network from one consolidated graphical user interface, providing a seamless environment for outage, mobile workforce and distribution management. With a consolidated operations environment for the Smart Grid, operators can better communicate with field resources and make faster, more informed decisions that dramatically increase efficiency, customer service and safety.

In a second Intergraph presentation at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, Brimmer Sherman, director of business development for Utilities & Communications and Kecia Pierce, industry manager for Utilities & Communications, will demonstrate customer case studies in which consolidating and delivering back office applications to the field have significantly boosted the ROI of technology investments. Removing roadblocks to communication both to and from the field not only accelerates information flow, enhances productivity and cuts costs, but it also increases data integrity, leading to better customer service and improved safety. Intergraph provides a single mobile platform for optimizing the use of mission-critical applications in the field, including outage management, inspection, damage assessment, critical infrastructure protection, field design and vegetation management.

"By providing a comprehensive, integrated platform of infrastructure and operations management solutions, Intergraph enables utilities to more easily embrace Smart Grid and advanced technologies for future success," said Jay Stinson, vice president of Utilities & Communications for Intergraph. "To meet rising energy and conservation demands while keeping costs down and customers satisfied, utilities need to adopt both 'smart' technologies and a means of efficiently managing and leveraging them across the enterprise. Intergraph Smart Grid solutions combine outage, mobile workforce and distribution management capabilities into a single user environment for optimal efficiency."

Intergraph, the world's leading provider of engineering and geospatial software, offers integrated infrastructure and operations management solutions for utilities, governments, communications providers, transportation agencies and other verticals. In addition to speaking at the GITA conference, the company will demonstrate its geospatial infrastructure solutions at Booth 211. More information on the conference can be found at http://gita.org/gis/.

About Intergraph

Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph's industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data into understandable visual representations and actionable intelligence. Intergraph's software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.

Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I). Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially-powered solutions to the defense and intelligence, public safety and security, government, transportation, photogrammetry, utilities, and communications industries. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.

All rights reserved. Intergraph and the Intergraph logo are registered trademarks of Intergraph Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. Other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

Web site: http://www.intergraph.com/




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