Communication Server simplifies substation automation.

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IP-Server provides enterprise-wide access to substation information using standard Web browser, without additional software. Offered with built-in human-machine interface polls, unit concentrates and manages data from intelligent electronic devices, simultaneously supporting up to 20 enterprise users using dial-up or high-speed connections. Substation hardened stand-alone server provides up to 16 communications ports via plug-in modules.



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GE's New IP-Server Simplifies Substation Data Communication



ATLANTA, GA.- October 22, 2002 - GE Power Systems has simplified substation automation with the introduction of its state-of-the-art IP-Server network communication server. The server provides power utilities and other large power users with easy, low-cost, enterprise-wide access to substation information using a standard Web browser without any additional software.

The flexible IP-Server with a built-in human-machine interface (HMI) polls, concentrates and manages data from intelligent electronic devices (IEDs), simultaneously supporting up to 20 enterprise users, such as operations, engineering and maintenance, using a dial-up or high-speed connection. The substation hardened stand-alone server is easily configured using a Web browser and requires minimal time for system integration. A simple TELNET session enables users to communicate using the IED's native software to retrieve data such as fault records, events and relay settings.

The server supports a variety of IEDs from GE and other manufacturers such as ABB, SEL, Beckwith, and Basler, and also provides SCADA interfaces via a variety of protocols including DNP3.0, IEC®-870-5-101, Telegyr®, Modbus® RTU, Modbus TCP/IP, and ABB®-INCOM. Up to 16 communications ports are provided via plug-in modules configurable with either RS-232, RS-485 or fiber optic.

The IP-Server's open architecture enables software customization using off-the-shelf tools such as JAVA® and HTML, and technology upgrades are accomplished using simple, online FTP file transfers.

For more product information, contact George Chirco, GE Energy Services, Substation Automation Solutions, at 609-734-9712 or george.chirco@ps.ge.com

About GE Power Systems
GE Power Systems (www.gepower.com) is one of the world's leading suppliers of power generation technology, energy services and management systems, with 2001 revenues exceeding $20 billion. The business has the largest installed base of power generation equipment in the global energy industry. Based in Atlanta, Ga., GE Power Systems provides equipment, services and management solutions across the power generation, oil and gas, distributed power and energy rental industries.

For more information, contact:
Dennis Murphy
GE Power Systems
(770) 859-6948
dennis.murphy@ps.ge.com

Inge Parlo or Ken Darling
Masto Public Relations
(518) 786-6488
inge.parlo@ps.ge.com
kenneth.darling@ps.ge.com

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