Miner & Miner releases Responder 9.0.2

FORT COLLINS, Colo., May 19, 2005 — Miner & Miner (M&M) is pleased to announce the release of Responder 9.0.2, a GIS-hosted Outage Management System (OMS), with extended functionality for improved operations.

Responder, based on ESRI’s ArcGIS, is an easily implemented OMS developed to be scalable, extensible, and sustainable. It allows utilities to rapidly respond to customers, efficiently manage crews and incidents, and enhance customer service by providing valuable and timely information based on both geographical and tabular data for restoration during storms or daily operations. Utilizing an OMS that leverages a GIS provides operational staff the advantage of an exceptional user interface and removes the significant challenges of data integrity and transformation often associated with managing disparate systems.

As a result of user feedback, many product enhancements have been included in the 9.0.2 release. The following are key updates to the product:

* Switching Orders allow users to create, manage and execute planned switching orders. Switching orders include a series of steps for the operation of switchable devices, placement of tags and grounds, and user-defined steps.

* Tagging capability allows a user to place or remove tags at device and fault locations. Tags are part of a switching order or restoration plan and symbolized on the map.

* Grounds can also be placed and removed on a conductor and are included as part of a switching or restoration order.

* Incident Restoration Management now leverages the switching order framework for improved ease of use.

* Open Points (Cuts) can be placed on conductors to create incidents (faults).

“The success of Responder can be directly attributed to the close working relationship with our user community, the dedication of our staff, and the power of ArcGIS,” said Jeff Meyers, president of Miner & Miner.

About Miner & Miner [ www.miner.com ]

Miner & Miner (M&M), a Telvent company, is a world leader in the development and implementation of GIS software for utilities. M&M’s ArcFM Solution and extended services assist electric, gas, water, and wastewater utilities in increasing productivity, lowering costs, and improving services by allowing them to effectively manage spatial information. Founded in 1946 as a full-service electrical engineering firm, M&M has been a business partner of ESRI since 1987. This partnership has enabled M&M to become the world’s leading developer of ArcGIS applications for the utility industry. M&M services include implementation and customization of software to fit the needs of individual utilities.

About Telvent [ www.telvent.com ]

Telvent, the Global RealTime IT Company, specializes in high value-added solutions for four specific industrial sectors (Energy, Traffic, Transport and Environment) in Europe, North America, Latin America and China.


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