Utility Industry Software addresses emergency preparedness.
January 27, 2012 -
Integration software and services solution helps utilities optimize emergency preparedness and response with enhanced communication and interoperability. This is enabled via functionality for sharing real-time operational information with public security organizations as well as CIM and UICDS message standardization, which allows both utilities and emergency operations work off their own interfaces.
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Utility Integration Solutions, Inc
24 Benthill Ct
Lafayette, CA, 94549
UISOL Demonstrates Utility Emergency Operations Interoperability Solution at DistribuTECH 2012
Standards-based solution enables vital disaster response coordination among utilities and public security organizations based on IEC CIM and UICDS standards
LAFAYETTE, Calif. -- UISOL, the utility integration specialist, has launched a first-of-its-kind, integration software and services solution to enable utilities to optimize emergency preparedness and response with enhanced communication and interoperability. The solution draws on UISOL's expertise with utility operations and smart grid standards, particularly IEC CIM standards, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Unified Incident Command and Decision Support (UICDS) standards.
"Just as adoption of CIM standards have transformed utility operational excellence, we believe the integration with UICDS will become the standard for event response programs in the smart grid era," said Ali Vojdani, UISOL CEO. "This approach is poised to enable the creation of new and effective emergency response programs never possible before."
As one of the first applications of UICDS for public/private data sharing, UISOL's solution will empower utilities to achieve a new level of interoperability, including:
-- Ability to share with public security organizations real-time operational information to improve coordination and effectiveness
-- No UICDS emergency operations network knowledge needed by the utility side
-- No utility operations systems knowledge needed by the emergency operations side
-- CIM message standardization means utility systems see only one interface
-- UICDS message standardization means emergency operations systems appear as one interface
-- Middleware solution - no change in daily operational interfaces, no need to learn a new system
Co-authors Mark Wald and Terry Nielsen of UISOL and James Morentz of SAIC will present the solution approach to the utility industry in the panel "Smart Grid Risk Mitigation," Thursday January 26 at 9:30 a.m. at DistribuTECH in the San Antonio Convention Center. Visit booth 4503 for more information and a software demonstration.
Utility Integration Solutions, Inc. (UISOL) is the utility industry systems integration specialist. UISOL is a wholly owned Alstom subsidiary, delivering smart grid consulting and systems integration services to clients worldwide. UISOL helps clients transform their business performance through the power of smart integration for demand response, smart grid, advanced metering, advanced distribution management, market operations, and more. Learn more www.uisol.com