Operation Technology, Inc. – ETAP® Joins Intergraph® SmartPlant® Alliance Program

Software alliance enables design and validation of power distribution systems before delivery and installation

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 13, 2008 – Operation Technology Inc. (OTI), developers and designers of the ETAP® enterprise solution for electrical power systems, has joined the Intergraph® SmartPlant® alliance program. Using OTI's ETAP software analysis platform together with Intergraph's SmartPlant Electrical solution, the combined interface allows for the design and validation of power distribution systems prior to delivery and installation, promoting higher quality, greater reliability and safer designs in less time.

ETAP is the most comprehensive analysis platform for the design, simulation, operation, control, optimization and automation of generation, transmission, distribution and industrial power systems. ETAP offers a suite of fully integrated software solutions including arc flash, load flow, short circuit, relay coordination, cable ampacity, transient stability, optimal power flow and more. Its modular functionality can be tailored to fit the needs of any company, from small to large power systems.

SmartPlant Electrical addresses the electrical needs of the entire life cycle of the plant, from concept to detailed design through operations and maintenance, including start–up, continuous operation, emergencies and shutdowns. It generates single–line diagrams and schematics automatically, creating graphical reports based on data provided by the engineers.

Together, SmartPlant Electrical and ETAP provide a total engineering solution where the power distribution system is designed with SmartPlant Electrical, interfaced to ETAP for validation and verification, and then imported back for updates as required to create the deliverable system for owner operators and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firms. This solution is viable for all areas of the process, power (including nuclear for which ETAP is fully certified), and marine industries that require power distribution designs.

"Some of the largest design firms, power utilities, nuclear power plants, and government agencies are ETAP and SmartPlant Electric users and they need an easy and intelligent way to transfer design and analysis process across their organizations, regardless of location or solution platform," said Farrokh Shokooh, president and CEO of OTI.  "Our participation in Intergraph SmartPlant Alliance program means offering a unified electrical design solution – delivering to our customers a higher–quality user experience, with greater reliability and lower total cost of ownership."

"We are pleased OTI has joined our SmartPlant Alliance program to provide our mutual users additional electrical design capabilities," said Patrick Holcomb, executive vice president, Intergraph Process, Power and Marine. "The functionality of our SmartPlant Electrical solution, combined with ETAP, provides a superior offering for owner operators and the EPC companies that design and construct industrial power systems. We look forward to building on this relationship to continue to provide even better solutions in the future," he said.


About Operation Technology, Inc.

Operation Technology, Inc. (OTI) is the designer and developer of ETAP, the most comprehensive analysis platform for electrical power systems worldwide. With more than 50,000 licenses in over 100 countries, ETAP is used in all stages of the power process, from power generation, to transmission and distribution, to utilization. ETAP is used at more than 85% of nuclear generation plants in the U.S. and is the only high–impact electrical engineering software to comply with widely accepted and firmly established quality standards and regulations. For more information, visit www.etap.com

About Intergraph

Intergraph Corp. 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.


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