HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 30, 2009 – Augusta Systems, Inc., provider of technologies that power the intelligent convergence of devices, systems and networks, and Intergraph(R), the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software, have signed a reseller agreement under which Intergraph will sell Augusta Systems' EdgeFrontier middleware to complement Intergraph's integrated security solutions and Smart Grid command and control center for utilities.
Through the reseller agreement, Intergraph will offer EdgeFrontier's remotely configurable middleware to promote simplified integration for devices and systems to further extend the reach of Intergraph security software platforms. EdgeFrontier supports integration and normalization of data, events and control functions from diverse devices, systems and networks, regardless of manufacturer or communications protocol. These include sensors, wireless sensor networks, RFID systems, video devices and systems, access control systems, metering and measurement devices, actuators, databases and file repositories and others. In addition, the products provide structures for event processing and configuration of event or policy-based actions through a policy engine.
EdgeFrontier resides on routers, servers and other computing systems, providing a complete middleware platform for building and managing complex monitoring, control and automation solutions.
EdgeFrontier will also provide support for remote, localized event or policy-based processing of data and events to push intelligence beyond the data center throughout the network infrastructure. These capabilities eliminate the need for custom interface development and allow for enhanced information management.
"With Augusta Systems EdgeFrontier powering the intelligent convergence of data from diverse sources and Intergraph's geospatial software enabling this data to be organized into understandable visual representations for actionable intelligence, users are provided with a complete solution for safety and security, energy and utility management and other business functions," said Patrick Esposito, president and chief operating officer of Augusta Systems.
"From security agencies to utilities building Smart Grids, Intergraph's geospatially powered solutions organize vast amounts of data and provide a common operational picture to facilitate better and faster decision-making," said John K. Graham, president, Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure. "EdgeFrontier delivers important, new data convergence capabilities and this agreement with Augusta Systems underscores Intergraph's commitment to providing the markets we serve with a common operating picture to advance operational efficiencies and promote swift, confident decision-making."
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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.
About Augusta Systems
Augusta Systems, Inc. powers the intelligent convergence of devices, systems, and networks. The award-winning Augusta Systems(R) EdgeFrontier(R) products provide configurable technology platforms for building and managing complex monitoring, control, and automation solutions, including applications for safety and security, energy and utility management, asset tracking, building management, and other business functions. For more information, visit http://www.augustasystems.com
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