MapInfo releases suite of solutions for BPL analysis and planning: DistribuTECH update

Tampa, FL, Feb. 8, 2006 — MapInfo Corp., a provider of location intelligence solutions, announced, at the DistribuTECH conference, a suite of new solutions designed to provide electric utility providers with a comprehensive view of their networks, customers and potential customers as they enter the Broadband over Power Line (BPL) market.

Using many of the same core technologies MapInfo has used for location intelligence in the communications industry, electric utility providers can evaluate and deploy new revenue sources such as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), advanced video services and broadband access. MapInfo will be demonstrating the new solutions throughout the DistribuTECH 2006 Conference and Exhibition.

Based on location intelligence offerings including MediaPrints, RateCenterInfo, PSAP Pro, MapMarker Plus and StreetPro, MapInfo technology intends to lend itself to the aspects of BPL planning. For example, with MapInfo, utility companies can geographically identify areas that are under-served by competing providers but have favorable demographics, such as rural areas where access to traditional broadband has lagged. Companies can also determine, based on demographics, where existing customers are likely to take advantage of new, more profitable services of products, and then overlay aerial photography to make more accurate design and planning decisions.

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