January 16, 2007 -- Fort Collins, CO and Irvine, CA -- Operation Technology, Inc. (OTI) announced the ability to provide access to OTI’s ETAP power system analysis platform via Telvent Miner & Miner’s ArcFM product. ArcFM is an ESRI-based Geographic Information System (GIS) facilities management solution. This integration will provide the electrical utility sector with the platform to significantly simplify power system analysis using data extracted from the GIS.
With ETAP, electrical engineering professionals can perform a variety of electrical analyses, including Short Circuit, Unbalanced Load Flow, Transient Stability, Reliability Assessment and many others. Results can be extracted and displayed in the ArcFM Solution application.
By integrating the ETAP GIS interface module with the ArcFM Solution, electric utilities will be able to engage in a more efficient design process by making better informed decisions based on both physical conditions and analysis criteria. In addition, users will have the capability to design and evaluate projects for a variety of conditions directly in the GIS database.
“This solution provides an added value offering to our joint customers, allowing them to gain greater insight into their electrical power systems,” says Shervin Shokooh, Vice President of Engineering for OTI. “ETAP provides system analysis capabilities utilizing both offline and real-time system data. Our clients can now use the ETAP GIS interface to gather relevant on-demand information within the context of their GIS-based electrical power systems.”
“We are excited that the power of ArcFM is further extended to support the ETAP integration. We believe utilities will benefit from leveraging their investment in GIS data in this way,” says Erika Murphy, Chief Marketing Officer of Telvent Miner & Miner.
ESRI has been the leading developer of GIS software with more than 300,000 clients worldwide. ESRI also provides consulting, implementation, and technical support services. In addition to its headquarters in California, ESRI has regional offices throughout the United States, international distributors in more than 90 countries, and more than 1,700 business partners. ESRI's goal is to provide users with comprehensive tools to help them quickly and efficiently manage and use geographic information to make a real difference in the world around them. ESRI can be found on the Web at http://www.esri.com/.Telvent (NASDAQ: TLVT), the Global RealTime IT Company, specializes in high value added solutions and services in four industry sectors (Energy, Traffic, Transport and Environment). Its technology allows high performing companies to make real-time business decisions using data acquisition, control, and advanced operational applications, providing secure actionable information delivery to the enterprise.( http://www.telvent.com/).