Data Management System includes built-in HMI.

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Offering secure, substation-grade, data-processing platform, Model D400 can integrate data from wide range of intelligent electronic devices. Unit provides automated fault record management, IEC® 61131 control sequence programming, browser-based local and remote display and configuration support, and IEC 61850 substation LAN support. Network security features include user authentication, data encryption, secure terminal server, and secure sockets layer/VPN.

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GE Energy Announces Its D400 Substation Data Manager

TAMPA, FLA.-February 7, 2006-GE Energy announced the availability of its D400 substation data manager, offering greater computing power, memory and future upgradability than other products in the industry today. Key applications for the D400 include IED integration, non-operational data management, network security and SCADA system interfaces.

The D400 was developed to meet industry requirements for a secure, substation-grade, data-processing platform with easy to use configuration tools and a built-in human machine interface (HMI). This is not being accomplished today by most single-box solutions. Among the product's strengths is its ability to integrate data from a wide range of intelligent electronic devices (IEDs).

GE's D400 has a powerful processor with large memory capability in a fan-less design with a wide operating temperature range. It offers network security that complies with the North American Electric Reliability Council's requirements, including user authentication, data encryption, a secure terminal server and a secure sockets layer/virtual private network. Other key features include automated fault record management, integrated HMI functionality (replaces the PC in the substation), IEC® 61131 control sequence programming, browser-based local and remote display and configuration support and IEC 61850 substation local area network support. In addition, the D400 is CE-marked for substation operation.

"Our D400 substation data manager is four to 10 times more powerful in computing
power than traditional products, with larger memory and options for expansion," said Dan Heintzelman, president of energy services for GE Energy. "This significantly improves the long-term usefulness of the product with the potential to offer functional upgrades as the customer requires."

The new D400 improves access to information and non-operational data to ensure better decision making, allows for rapid retrieval of key event/fault data and reduces capital costs by using existing IEDs more effectively. It also reduces costs through its integrated HMI, improves enterprise connectivity, secures access to asset information and reduces installation and maintenance costs with its easy-to-use configuration and display.

Now available in North America, the D400 first full-production units will ship in May 2006. They will become available worldwide in June 2006 including the Beta 61850 protocol.

About GE Energy
GE Energy ( is one of the world's leading suppliers of power generation and energy delivery technology. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, GE Energy provides equipment, service and management solutions across the power generation, transmission and distribution, distributed power and energy rental industries.

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For more information, contact:
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GE Energy
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