EDSA Launches New Paladin® DesignBase™ 3.1 Power Systems CAD Modeling Platform
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EDSA Launches New Paladin® DesignBase™ 3.1 Power Systems CAD Modeling Platform

Unveils New Buyer Incentives, Including
First-Ever Software “Leasing” Program


SAN DIEGO, Calif. – July 12, 2010 – EDSA ( www.edsa.com), the leading developer of power analytics solutions for the design, testing, and management of complex electrical power systems, today unveiled an enhanced version of its industry-leading power systems modeling package, Paladin DesignBase. The company also announced that qualified power systems engineers can take advantage of a suite of new promotional incentives such as 2-for-1 licensing, extended trial periods and a new “Project Pricing” offer that enables users to “lease” Paladin DesignBase 3.1 with only a modest up-front investment.

Paladin DesignBase 3.1 is an enhanced version of the popular 3.0 version released in February.  The new release incorporates a wide range of new features and functions that greatly simplify – and thus, accelerate – the process of designing and optimizing models of complex electrical power infrastructure before it is constructed.  In addition, EDSA continues to enhance Paladin DesignBase in ways that facilitate the redeployment of Paladin DesignBase models in “live” operations, using the Company’s Paladin® Live facility management and predictive optimization platform. This patented, design-through-deployment capability is exclusive to the Paladin family, and has been embraced by some of the largest commercial and government mission-critical facility operators in the world.

“The synergy between Paladin DesignBase and Paladin Live is revolutionizing the power systems CAD industry.  We’ve seen a surge in new orders from mission-critical design firms switching from competing software platforms to Paladin DesignBase, because their end-user customers are specifying that CAD models be delivered in the Paladin DesignBase format in order to immediately deploy Paladin Live in their finished facilities,” said Mark A. Ascolese, Chairman and CEO of EDSA.  “The rest of the mission-critical facility business is learning what EDSA users have known for a long time: no other power systems CAD platform can produce a CAD model that is ready-for-deployment like Paladin DesignBase.”

Enhanced Paladin DesignBase-to-Paladin Live deployment features

As with all new releases of Paladin DesignBase, EDSA has invested enormous development effort into increasing the richness of data that can be encoded in every Paladin DesignBase model – which, in turn, allows models to be quickly redeployed as part of live operations using Paladin Live. 

“Paladin DesignBase is the only power systems CAD modeler that codifies design data at the level of detail necessary to deploy power analytics for the automated management of a modern, mission-critical facility,” said Kevin Meagher, chief technology officer of EDSA. “Other power systems modelers are adequate rendering tools, but they simply cannot produce power systems models that are sufficiently robust for managing a demanding, real-world environment.  By switching to Paladin DesignBase, design firms are able to create models that are ‘Perfect on Paper’ and ready for immediate re-deployment.”

New Modeling Features and Functions

Paladin DesignBase 3.1 incorporates dozens of new features to enhance user productivity for power systems modeling and optimization, which are detailed on the EDSA Website.  The most significant of these new features include:

1. New arc flash scenario comparison report:

2. New equipment catalogs:

3. Many additional user productivity functions including:

New Buyer Incentives

To make power systems engineers’ migration to Paladin DesignBase 3.1 even more attractive, EDSA also announced three promotional incentives:

Pricing and Availability

Pricing for Paladin DesignBase 3.1 begins at $2995.  Prospective new users interested in purchasing Paladin DesignBase 3.1 or taking advantage of the special, limited time offers should visit www.edsa.com/pdb.

About the Paladin Platform

EDSA’s 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™). By continually comparing operating conditions with the original, as-designed Computer Aided Design (CAD) model, the Paladin platform is the only real-time power analytics solution capable of diagnosing electrical power problems or energy inefficiencies at their earliest stages.


About EDSA Micro Corporation

EDSA is a privately held developer of software solutions for the design, simulation, deployment, and preventative maintenance of complex electrical power systems.  Founded in 1983, the Company’s Paladin® software products are used by thousands of commercial, industrial, governmental, and military customers worldwide, to protect more than $100 billion in customer assets.  Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., the Company’s worldwide operations include 30 sales, distribution, and support offices located throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. For more information about EDSA and its products, visit www.edsa.com.
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