Ci Technologies and Planergy to blend technologies to provide building energy automation system


Charlotte, NC, Feb. 12, 2002 — Ci Technologies, a provider of industrial automation software, and Planergy International, an energy technology integrator, today announced a partnership whereby Planergy will use Ci Technologies’ Plant2Business Solutions as the backbone connection for its Energy Intelligence Framework (EIF).

Planergy’s Energy Intelligence Framework leverages new technologies to provide customers with seamless access to previously unavailable facility and energy intelligence. Once connected via the Energy Intelligence Framework browser-based Web interface, Planergy’s customers have access to comprehensive and accurate facilities and energy information from anywhere in the world.

Planergy, in addition to their use of Ci Technologies Plant2Business Solutions, will also offer traditional facilities management solutions that are focused on best of breed, reliable, expandable and upgradeable open technology hardware and software. Planergy will be utilizing Ci Technologies award-winning SCADA package, Citect as a core component to these solutions.

“We selected Ci Technologies’ Plant2Business Solutions because it offers superior connectivity and functionality,” says Howard Cann, President and CEO of Planergy International. “When coupled with our Energy Intelligence Framework, it provides a complete and highly competitive building automation solution.” “Being able to team with an industry innovator, like Planergy, underscores the power and reliability that Plant2 Business Solutions offers in connecting a variety of HMI and products, including legacy systems, to the enterprise,” says Gary Hopkins, President of Ci Technologies, Inc. “We are very pleased that Planergy chose Plant2Business as its backbone connection.”

About Planergy International Planergy International is the leader in energy technology integration. Planergy provides proven enterprise energy management solutions that help businesses, institutions, and municipalities reduce their risk, increase their productivity, and minimize their total cost of energy. The company’s complete solution includes turnkey systems design and implementation, systems integration, program management, and managed information services.

Headquartered in Richmond, California, Planergy operates offices nation-wide. Planergy is a wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy, the Nation’s fourth largest electricity and natural gas utility. With customers in 12 states, Xcel Energy has annual revenues of nearly $12 billion. For more information, call 1-800-73ENERGY, or visit Planergy’s Website at www.planergy.com About Ci Technologies Ci Technologies is a global leader in the development and application of HMI/SCADA and HMI software for industrial automation. Citect — its core software product — is renowned for providing powerful and reliable HMI/SCADA solutions and is a process monitoring software system with over 37,000 licenses sold in a broad range of industrial applications.

The company’s new Plant2Business family of solutions allows users to share and leverage plant floor data throughout their businesses. There are presently over 80 Citect distributors worldwide (more than 40 in the US) with sales and support offices in Australia, USA, Europe and China. Ci Technologies’ Website is www.citect.com.


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