InStep Software to Supply Enterprise Historian for South Mississippi Electric Power Association

Aug 12, 2008, 01:00 ET from InStep Software, LLC

    CHICAGO, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- InStep Software, LLC, a leading
 provider of real-time software systems and solutions, announced today that
 South Mississippi Electric Power Association (SMEPA) has selected InStep's
 eDNA historian software to collect, store, display and report information
 from SMEPA's GE XA/21 Energy Management System, Foxboro I/A DCS, and other
 plant control systems. The software will be used to support key operational
 decision making for over 1,600 miles of high-voltage transmission line and
 generation plant operations and maintenance for SMEPA's plant Morrow.
     InStep Software President John Kalanik says, "We are very pleased to be
 working with South Mississippi Electric Power Association. It is always
 exciting to see how two distinctly different uses of the historian can
 provide significant value to the company."
     SMEPA Control Systems Manager Tommy Clark says, "In evaluating InStep's
 eDNA historian SMEPA was impressed with the technical ability and the setup
 for reliability which eDNA offered. We were also excited about the tools
 which surround eDNA for user access. While eDNA is a superior product with
 end user designed interfaces the greatest value we found was the people.
 Any company can produce a momentary great product but to produce a
 sustained superior product takes superior people and we have found such
 within InStep. We look forward to a long and beneficial relationship."
     About South Mississippi Electric Power Association
     South Mississippi Electric is a cooperative, which generates, transmits
 and sells electric energy on a wholesale basis to eleven Member
 distribution cooperatives. These eleven Member systems own and maintain
 approximately 54,500 miles of distribution line and provide service to more
 than 405,000 meters in 56 counties in Mississippi. For more information,
 please visit
     About InStep Software, LLC
     InStep Software, LLC provides real-time software products and solutions
 for utilities, process industries, manufacturing, telecommunications and
 the U.S. Government. InStep's core product eDNA is an industry leading
 real-time performance management software solution used for collecting,
 storing, displaying, and reporting real-time operational information. eDNA
 is the chosen real-time solution for many of the world's leading power and
 process companies. InStep leverages the latest technologies to deliver
 fault-tolerant data acquisition, monitoring, and analysis systems. For more
 information, please visit

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