KUA contest produces first winner
Aric Stoots of Kissimmee was $90.51 richer after visiting the Web site of Kissimmee Utility Authority one night. He woke up to discover he didn’t have to pay his utility bill for the month. Stoots was one of ten utility customers who had their bill paid in May just for visiting the KUA Web site. The purpose of the KUA contest was to encourage customer use of the site, which allows customers to pay their bills online, update account information, check their energy consumption history, report a streetlight outage, schedule a free energy audit or even apply for a job.
Intergraph grows in North America
Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions welcomed four new companies to its Team GeoMedia program. e-Mapping Solutions and Integrated Desktop Solutions have joined as registered solutions providers, and GeoDecisions and Ruekert/Mielke have come onboard as registered solutions centers. Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions also announced a marketing agreement with IBM Corp. Intergraph and IBM are establishing a relationship between their technical, sales and marketing teams to sell Intergraph’s GeoMedia product suite together with IBM’s DB2 database management software.
Excelergy rolls out latest
Excelergy recently released the newest version of its collaboration and information exchange software product Excelergy eXACT 5.1. Excelergy eXACT is currently operational at Hydro One Networks, ACN Energy, Powercor Australia and American Electric Power.
BOW to provide Hydro Ottawa
Hydro Ottawa has selected BOW Networks’ eLAN communications platform for a communications project that will bring together the EMS/SCADA systems of all its recently amalgamated operating companies. The software will be integrated on a series of routers and substation gateways.
Toronto Hydro implements Mincom
Mincom has successfully implemented Mincom Ellipse, its enterprise management suite of maintenance, materials, financials, human resources and accounting/payroll at Toronto Hydro.
Meridium announces new application
Meridium announced a new application, System Reliability. According to the company, the new capability allows executives to improve enterprise reliability, availability and profitability by measuring the reliability of plant systems, predicting the financial cost of system failures and simulating the impact of proposed changes to these systems.
GE integrates technology
GE Network Solutions has launched “Small-world on Oracle Workspace Manager.” This new version of the Smallworld Core Spatial Technology application now manages long transactions by directly supporting Oracle9i Workspace Manager, a feature of Oracle9i. GE Network Solutions has been working with Oracle for more than three years to define requirements for and test the implementation of this integrated Oracle9i version.