HUNTSVILLE, Ala., August 1, 2006 – Intergraph Corporation (NASDAQ: INGR) today announced a distributor partnership with PowerLine Technology, Inc., a leading provider of engineering software for utility organizations. Under the terms of the agreement, G/Technology, Intergraph’s integrated geofacilities management system, will be augmented with PowerLine’s leading pole analysis software, applications employed by utilities to design and build overhead power lines in compliance with the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC).
The integration of PowerLine’s software, PoleForeman and SagLine, into G/Technology creates a comprehensive solution for the electric and telecommunications industries. This solution delivers unprecedented ease for complying with the latest government regulations, as well as more consistent and accurate engineering calculations from field personnel, which are essential to ensure public safety and service reliability.
PoleForeman, based on the National Electrical Safety Code, is a structural analysis program used for evaluating the integrity of utility poles, helping to alleviate pole breakage by ensuring the appropriate pole size is used to support conductors, transformers, communication cables and other utility pole attachments. SagLine software calculates clearances over roadways, waterways and other terrain to help designers meet minimum clearance requirements.
“The robust growth of our partner program is facilitated by our open architecture and commitment to industry standards. This illustrates the integrity of our solutions and the demand for our offerings among various vertical segments of the utilities market. G/Technology delivers a broad suite of applications for our customers,” said Jay Stinson, vice president of Intergraph Utilities & Communications. “Through our partnership with PowerLine, we are able to expand the offering, providing our customers with compliance and enhanced efficiency and cost savings.”
Intergraph Corporation (NASDAQ: INGR) is the leading global provider of spatial information management (SIM) software. Security organizations, businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on the company’s spatial technology and services to make better and faster operational decisions. Intergraph’s customers organize vast amounts of complex data into understandable visual representations, creating intelligent maps, managing assets, building and operating better plants and ships and protecting critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.
PowerLine Technology is a software development company that has been providing engineering software for the electric utility industry since 2000. The Company’s software programs help meet today's demand for increased productivity, accuracy and efficiency in the work place. PowerLine’s software products, PoleForeman and SagLine, help utilities design and build overhead power lines. For more information, visit www.powerlinetech.com.
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