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OSIsoft and Schneider Electric Establish a Global Agreement to Deliver Comprehensive Real-Time Energy Management Solutions
[January 29, 2013]

OSIsoft and Schneider Electric Establish a Global Agreement to Deliver Comprehensive Real-Time Energy Management Solutions

SAN DIEGO --(Business Wire)--

OSIsoft, provider of the PI System, a leading infrastructure technology for the management of real-time data and events, and Schneider Electric (News - Alert), a global specialist in energy management, today announced a strategic technology agreement to provide an innovative and comprehensive energy management solution. The joint solution combines Schneider Electric's energy management expertise with the streaming data and event management capabilities of OSIsoft's PI System. Schneider Electric will offer the solution, which provides a way to collect, store and aggregate large volumes of a data with high speed access for analytics via the StruxureWare™ software suite, to building owners and managers, architects, and IT Managers.

"The integration of the PI System capabilities into Schneider Electric's StruxureWare™ software suite will produce a number of specific technology solutions addressing markets such as mining and minerals processing, waste and waste water and food and beverage, and green buildings," said Pascal Brosset. "We will be leveraging OSIsoft's tools across many of our software applications as we deliver customized energy management solutions for our customers around the globe."

The OSIsoft PI System infrastructure is widely used in many industries providing easy, secure and reliable access to operational and manufacturing data. The data is leveraged by enterprises to drive operational excellence, provide situational awareness and tackle global enterprise mandates such as energy management and more globally, sustainability.

Schneider Electric's comprehensive EcoStruxure™ active energy management architecture portfolio offers a single point of access that connects five domains of business expertise - power, data centers, process and machines, building control, and physical security - all within an open and flexible technology framework. The EcoStruxure architecture is focused on managing all energy-consuming building assets, such as HVAC, lighting, security and reducing energy waste generated from Information Technology assets, including PCs, and other IT devices. StruxureWare is the software backbone that connects Schneider Electric's comprehensive EcoStruxure energy management architecture portfolio. From a single point of access, it provides intelligent monitoring, automation, planning and reporting on crtical facility management systems.

OSIsoft's PI System will be an important component of monitoring and managing energy consuming assets and empowering data-driven decisions through the StruxureWare Software suite.

As part of the overall relationship with Schneider Electric, OSIsoft has a technical partnership with Telvent, a Schneider Electric Company. Telvent embeds OSIsoft's products within their solution using a value added approach as part of a comprehensive globally offering. This is an extension of Telvent's ongoing strategy focused on Smart Grid solutions that enhance product offerings in mission critical applications and infrastructure. Telvent's offerings provide solutions for the repository of data and real-time transfer for decision support across a range of industries as well, including oil & gas, power, energy, transportation, transport, and environment.


"Rising energy costs and increased environmental concerns have made energy efficiency an imperative for every business. Effective energy management requires a high fidelity view of where and how energy and other resources are consumed; the PI System provides this view," says Martin Otterson, senior vice president of sales, marketing, and industry at OSIsoft. "Whether you run a traditional or high tech factory, manage local or distributed facilities, operate a data center or other energy intensive businesses, this collaboration will deliver a comprehensive energy management solution that combines the strengths of both companies to address the global challenge of energy management and sustainability."

OSIsoft has more than thirty years of experience and has a proven track record and capability to collect, analyze and present large sets of high resolution time series and historical data.

To learn more about Schneider Electric's EcoStruxure approach for intelligent energy management solutions, please visit the EcoStruxure homepage.

About Schneider Electric

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructures, Industries & Machine Manufacturers, Non-residential Buildings, Data Centers & Networks and Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the company's 130,000 plus employees achieved sales of about 31 billion US dollars (22.4 billion euros) in 2011, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.

www.schneider-electric.com/us

About OSIsoft, LLC

OSIsoft (www.osisoft.com) delivers the PI System, the industry standard in enterprise infrastructure, for management of real-time data and events. With installations in 110 countries spanning the globe, the OSIsoft PI System is used in manufacturing, energy, utilities, life sciences, data centers, facilities, and the process industries. This global installed base relies upon the OSIsoft PI System to safeguard data and deliver enterprise-wide visibility into operational, manufacturing and business data. The PI System enables users to manage assets, mitigate risks, comply with regulations, improve processes, drive innovation, make business decisions in real time, and to identify competitive business and market opportunities.

Founded in 1980, OSIsoft, LLC is headquartered in San Leandro, CA (News - Alert), with operations worldwide and is privately held. Learn more about OSIsoft and the PI System at www.osisoft.com.


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