SurvalentONE SCADA Commissioned by Franklin Public Utility District

BRAMPTON, ON — February 25, 2016 —Franklin Public Utility District (FPUD), a municipal corporation of the state of Washington, recently deployed the Survalent ONE™ SCADA system.

Founded in 1934, FPUD serves 25,000 customers in an area of 435 square miles with 958 miles of distribution line. Until recently, FPUD operations leveraged technology which was integrated within the Benton PUD Survalent SCADA system. Franklin PUD has now commissioned its own Survalent SCADA system.

The utility has implemented a dual-redundant SCADA system with a SmartVU advanced graphical user interface. The dual redundant configuration adds resilience to the utility’s operations and energy distribution, contributing to increased reliability and customer satisfaction. The SCADA technology is a key pillar of the Survalent ONE™ Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS). Deployed on a single scalable platform, it enables Franklin Utility PUD to gain immediate operational benefits, while creating a foundation to address future requirements.

The new system includes the WebSurv application, to help managers monitor SCADA information and improve internal communications. Operational and control room information is optimized and secured for a range of mobile devices, which can be used to view and share any graphical SmartVU display. Operator summaries, substation line diagrams, alarms, and distribution network maps can be accessed through the SurvCentral application. In the event of an outage or service issue, these applications can assist Franklin PUD in making better decisions more quickly, and effectively responding to its customers.

“Franklin PUD can quickly leverage the new Survalent ONE™ functionality with SmartVU to gain significant and early value,” said Edward Kobeszka, Regional Sales VP for the Western US. “Franklin recognized the need to own and operate their system on a single platform for advanced functionality and will be able to grow with the system adding features and functionality as needed”.

About Survalent

Survalent is the most trusted provider of advanced distribution management systems (ADMS) for electric, transit, gas and water/wastewater utilities across the globe. Over 600 utilities in 30 countries rely on the SurvalentONE platform to effectively operate, monitor, analyze, restore, and optimize operations. By supporting critical utility operations with a fully integrated solution, our customers have significantly improved operational efficiencies, customer satisfaction and network reliability. Our unwavering commitment to excellence and to our customers has been the key to our success for over 50 years. To learn more, visit us at www.survalent.com. Follow us on Twitter @Survalent and LinkedIn.

Survalent Technology Teams with Oracle to Offer Advanced Distribution Management Solution for Utilities

Orlando, Florida – February 9, 2016 – Today at DistribuTECH 2016, Survalent Technology announced it will develop and promote its SCADA technology as part of Oracle Utilities’ advanced distribution management solution for utilities. Survalent and Oracle Utilities are demonstrating the interoperability of their products this week at DistribuTECH.

Building on interoperability development activity in 2015, Survalent will collaborate with Oracle Utilities on additional enhancements to its industry leading SCADA software. Oracle Utilities is in the process of productizing the Survalent data acquisition engine, developed through decades of R&D and proven in hundreds of installations worldwide.

Survalent SCADA technology with the Oracle Utilities Network Management System (NMS) can offer a complete scalable ADMS solution to customers. Utilities can achieve the benefits of the Smart Grid including operations efficiency and resiliency gains, and improved customer service and satisfaction levels.

Working with Oracle Utilities can help Survalent expand its distribution footprint and increase its engagement with larger utilities worldwide.

“Over 50 years, Survalent has established itself as a leading source of SCADA technology, enabling utilities to provide reliable power to their customers,” said Steve Mueller, CEO and President of Survalent Technology. “The integration of our SCADA engine with Oracle Utilities NMS adds a key dimension of value for customers seeking an advanced distribution management (ADMS) solution. We’re excited about working with Oracle, a company with outstanding reputation and global reach.”

Note: Survalent software will be demonstrated at the Oracle booth (#1501) at DistribuTECH 2016, February 9-11.

About Survalent

Survalent is the most trusted provider of advanced distribution management systems (ADMS) for electric, transit, gas and water/wastewater utilities across the globe. Over 600 utilities in 30 countries rely on the SurvalentONE platform to effectively operate, monitor, analyze, restore, and optimize operations. By supporting critical utility operations with a fully integrated solution, our customers have significantly improved operational efficiencies, customer satisfaction and network reliability. Our unwavering commitment to excellence and to our customers has been the key to our success for over 50 years. To learn more, visit us at www.survalent.com. Follow us on Twitter @Survalent and LinkedIn.

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Survalent Technology to Collaborate with Thales on IS/IT Solutions for the Utility Sector

Companies to collaborate on Cybersecurity, Big Data and display technology for the Survalent ONETM Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) platform.

Brampton, Canada – February 4, 2016 – Survalent Technology, a leader in ADMS for utilities, is pleased to announce that it will work with Thales, a leading provider of Aerospace, Transportation, Defence and Security technology, to jointly develop enhanced solutions.

Survalent will develop and integrate new functionality and enhancements to the Survalent ONETM ADMS platform, and its SCADA[1], Outage Management System (OMS) and Distribution Management System components, based on Thales’s technology. The development investment will advance Survalent’s strategy to help utilities modernize the grid and prepare for a distributed energy resources future. The Survalent ONETM product line will incorporate Thales’s critical information and cyber-security solutions to protect and to increase the resilience of critical information systems for utilities. Thales’s unique Big Data platform and multi-touch display technology is being integrated to the ADMS solution, to aid utility decision making and collaboration in the control room and field. Access to Big Data analytics will enable utility staff to analyze real-time social media data and to gain insight and awareness at the community level. Proven real-time collaboration and display technology will support control room decision making and increase shared situational awareness, during outages and crisis events.

Joining with Thales and other partners is important to the evolution of Survalent’s flagship ADMS software to meet the increased collaboration, information and security needs of customers worldwide. The first phase of integration is expected to be complete in 2016.

“We are delighted to be working in partnership with Thales given their global strength and deep expertise in mission-critical fields”, stated Young Ngo, EVP, Survalent Technology. “The results of this technological collaboration will benefit many of our ADMS solution customers. The importance of protecting the critical assets of utilities from cyber-attacks cannot be underestimated. Building security into our product line and adding functionality to optimize control room decision-making are key elements of our product innovation and partnership strategy.”

Thales will leverage its proven expertise in cyber-security and its critical information management technology from the mission critical military, defence, security and transportation sectors to serve the utility industry.

“The capabilities of Survalent are really impressive, as proven by their large customer base”, said Dave Spagnolo, VP Sales and Marketing, Thales in Canada. We look forward to bringing our worldwide innovation and know how to our partner and their customers, as we witness an unprecedented digital transformation in the industry.”  

Note: Survalent will demonstrate Thales’s display technology at booth #1949, at DistribuTECH 2016, Orlando, February 9-11.

About Survalent

Survalent is the most trusted provider of advanced distribution management systems (ADMS) for electric, transit, gas and water/wastewater utilities across the globe. Over 600 utilities in 30 countries rely on the SurvalentONE platform to effectively operate, monitor, analyze, restore, and optimize operations. By supporting critical utility operations with a fully integrated solution, our customers have significantly improved operational efficiencies, customer satisfaction and network reliability. Our unwavering commitment to excellence and to our customers has been the key to our success for over 50 years. To learn more, visit us at www.survalent.com. Follow us on Twitter @Survalent and LinkedIn.

About Thales

Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 61,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €13 billion in 2014. With over 20,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its unique international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.

In Canada, Thales employs 1,800 highly-skilled employees in Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver working in Defence & Security, Avionics and Transportation. Thales Canada has annual revenues of $500 million, with customers in urban rail, civil aviation, and defence and security.

Contacts

Survalent Technology
press@survalent.com

Thales
Emmanuelle Bleytou
416 742 3900 ext. 4014863
emmanuelle.Bleytou@thalesgroup.com


[1]SCADA: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition is a system for remote monitoring and control that operates with coded signals over communication channels