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UISOL and Open Grid Systems form alliance to expand capabilities for utilities mobile workforce

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Alstom is pleased to announce that UISOL, its Network Management Solutions consulting and systems integration services group based in USA, has entered into an alliance with Open Grid Systems, headquartered in the United Kingdom. The advanced, extensible mobile applications offered by Open Grid Systems perfectly complement the Alstom Integrated Distribution Management System (IDMS) offering, to provide capabilities needed by utilities field work force. 

Open Grid Systems has a suite of flexible, standards-based products designed for utility workers to access and collect information in the field. This is done by using tablet technologies in both offline and online environments. Open Grid Systems products provide the means to integrate the network model with geographic maps, satellite views and an augmented reality view. These are capabilities that are unique to this solution. The products can be readily integrated with other enterprise systems and sources of data. 

Through the alliance, UISOL will provide consulting, deployment and integration services around the Open Grid Systems and Alstom IDMS solutions. UISOL will also provide the capacity needed for a broader deployment and usage of Open Grid Systems products. 

The Open Grid Systems solution recognizes the full potential of modern, tablet-based technologies as an information solution for the mobile work force. One example is damage assessment, where the information needed by the utility can be readily captured using tablet technologies. The Open Grid Systems solution brings powerful mobile capabilities to Alstom IDMS customers, said UISOLs Chief Technology Officer Scott Neumann. 

UISOL and Open Grid Systems have a long history of working together in the development of industry integration standards. We are very excited to partner with UISOL to provide modern, scalable solutions to the challenges faced by utilities in the smart-grid enabled world, said Open Grid Systems Managing Director, Alan McMorran. 

About Alstom

Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The Group employs 88,000 people in around 100 countries. 

Utility Integration Solutions, Inc. (UISOL), an Alstom Company. UISOL is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, system integration and support for the energy industry. The UISOL experts help utilities improve their operations by end-to-end consulting, integration of computer systems, and optimizing business processes including those related to transmission and distribution.  UISOL provides full life-cycle services including strategy definition, architecture design, project planning and management, systems implementation, integration, testing, and training.  

Open Grid Systems Ltd. is a software and consultancy company providing services to the utility industry focussed on model-driven software engineering, open standards and cutting-edge technologies. Open Grid Systems provides software solutions and expertise in the areas of mobile applications, data management, cloud-computing, information modelling, data transformation, data-exchange technologies, visualisation and power system network analysis software. 

Julie Khoo/Aline Besselièvre (Alstom Grid)
Tel: +33 (0)1 49 01 74 48/67 60, 

Alan McMorran (Open Grid Systems)
Tel: +44 (0) 141 255 2501