PAS and Intergraph Team for Improved Automation Configuration Management

Houston, TX - December 7, 2006 - PAS, the leading global supplier of people and asset solutions and Intergraph Corporation, the leading global provider of spatial information management (SIM) software, today announced the integration of the SmartPlant Instrumentation software (powered by INtools) from Intergraph with the Integrity software from PAS, which will facilitate improved management of automation assets in the process industries.

PAS has integrated SmartPlant Instrumentation with PAS' Integrity Automation Configuration Management (ACM) software to provide Configuration Visualization, Change Management Reporting, and Configuration Integrity Checks. As a result, customers may easily track signal flow from any instrument through all automation assets and advanced applications utilized in process plants today.

Integrity ACM software brings visibility to otherwise intangible assets enabling the consistent implementation of best practices for optimal lifecycle management. SmartPlant Instrumentation is the instrument data management solution within Intergraph SmartPlant for Operations and Maintenance solutions. SmartPlant Instrumentation delivers instrument loop diagrams and datasheets that allow operations and maintenance personnel to use accurate data to reduce the cost of plant maintenance.

The integrated solution delivers increased safety and reliability for operating plants. Operators and instrument technicians can access real-time views of how each instrument is connected to the infrastructure at the plant site and verify the data for consistency, providing information necessary to avoid inadvertent shutdowns, production and quality losses that may otherwise result when instrumentation data points are taken offline for maintenance.

Additionally, the integrated solution offers a 20-25% productivity increase for control engineers and other automation professionals working at the plant site. According to Shelly Leedy, President of ENGlobal Automation Group, Inc., "We currently integrate both SmartPlant Instrumentation and PAS' Integrity software on projects as tools to deliver results for our clients. There is no other tool available today that can integrate information across control systems and their subsystems to yield such savings, while helping improve overall job quality."

PAS CEO Eddie Habibi stated: "We are very excited about the opportunity that this relationship with the world's leading instrumentation database supplier provides. By working together we provide customers a better configuration management solution, including automated LoopSheets from instruments to advanced applications."

Intergraph Process, Power & Marine Executive Vice President Patrick Holcomb added: "This offering from PAS brings immediate benefit to over 500 operating plants currently using PAS' Automation Configuration Management solutions. We are driving value to both Intergraph's and PAS' customers by providing an integrated solution that offers a broader range of features than the individual point solutions."

About Intergraph

Intergraph Corporation is the leading global provider of spatial information management (SIM) software. Security organizations, businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on the company's spatial technology and services to make better and faster operational decisions. Intergraph's customers organize vast amounts of complex data into understandable visual representations, creating intelligent maps, managing assets, building and operating better plants and ships and protecting critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world. For more information, visit

About PAS

PAS, founded in 1993, is a world wide leader in People & Asset Solutions to the process industries. Key applications include Knowledge Management, Alarm Management, Linear and Non-Linear Multivariable Control & Optimization, Control Loop Performance Monitoring and Real-time Performance Metrics Management. Our PlantState Suite platform provides the foundation for consistent implementation of applications across any control and information platform. The robustness and the easy-to-use design are hallmarks of PlantState Suite applications and allow customers to maximize profits while minimizing life cycle costs.

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