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Software uses Pocket PCs for routine data logging.

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Snapshot(TM) Clipboard software allows plant personnel and maintenance engineers to log meter and gauge readings, make inspections, and record free-hand notes. Data collected manually from predetermined routes is transferred into System 1(TM) Plant Asset Management software, which provides permanent storage of all collected data and system configuration functions. Built-in alarm notification indicates if current data has exceeded pre-determined alarm level.



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New Snapshot(TM) Clipboard Uses Pocket PC for Routine Data Logging



MINDEN, 30 SEPTEMBER 2002 - Bently Nevada has released their latest addition to the Snapshot(TM) Series of portable data collector products. Snapshot(TM) Clipboard software runs on compatible pocket PCs, enabling the devices with many of the capabilities found on Bently Nevada's full-sized, full-featured Snapshot(TM) for Windows® CE portable data collector. It allows plant personnel and maintenance engineers to log meter and gauge readings, make inspections, and record free-hand notes which would normally be written on a log sheet, and represents a more convenient "pocket-sized" package than the full-sized data collection/analysis instrument when its capabilities aren't needed for routine data logging rounds. The software runs on a variety of off-the-shelf, low-cost, pocket PC devices that use the Microsoft® Windows® for Pocket PC operating system.

Snapshot(TM) Clipboard allows the user to collect data manually from a predetermined route and transfer it into Bently Nevada's System 1(TM) Plant Asset Management software. This supplemental machinery and plant data enables users to better determine the condition of their machinery and other assets. Snapshot(TM) Clipboard uses the same user interface as the full-sized Snapshot(TM) for Windows® CE portable data collector, offering familiarity and ease-of-use. The interface to System 1(TM) software is also exactly the same, providing permanent storage of all collected data and system configuration functions.

Data logged into Snapshot(TM) Clipboard can be uploaded and stored in the System 1(TM) database, and manually entered process information can be correlated with other condition monitoring data within System 1. A built-in alarm notification indicates if the current data has exceeded a pre-determined alarm level, eliminating the need to download data to System 1(TM) software before identifying points in alarm, thus allowing those using the instrument to take immediate action where warranted.

Bently Nevada (www.bently.com), The Plant Asset Management Company SM, is the world's leading supplier of products and services for assessing and ensuring the mechanical and thermodynamic health of industrial machinery. The company maintains nearly 100 offices in the principal industrial centers of 43 countries around the globe and has annual sales exceeding $250 million. It serves a broad base of more than 25,000 global customers in the power generation, petrochemical, metals & mining, pulp & paper, food & pharmaceutical, and other industries. Bently Nevada is a GE Power Systems business (www.gepower.com).

Snapshot and System 1 are trademarks of Bently Nevada, LLC.

Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/ or other countries.

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