InStep Software to Supply Enterprise Historian for Southern Company's Energy Management System

InStep Software Delivers Enterprise Historian to Southern Company

Jan 31, 2008, 00:00 ET from InStep Software, LLC

    CHICAGO, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- InStep Software, LLC, a leading
 provider of real-time software systems and solutions, announced today that
 Southern Company has selected InStep's eDNA historian software to collect,
 store, display and report information from Southern Company's new Siemens
 Energy Management System. The software will be used to support key
 operational decision making for Southern Company's 27,000 miles of
 transmission lines, 3,400 substations, and more than 300,000 acres of
     InStep is providing an Enterprise EMS historian license to be installed
 in a high-availability redundant configuration for Georgia Power, Alabama
 Power, Mississippi Power, and Gulf Power. The system will monitor 800,000
 data streams. InStep's advanced visualization software, eDNA Web, will be
 used for enterprise wide access to near real-time and historical
 information across Southern Company's intranet. InStep will also be
 providing a historian for Southern Company's Distribution Management System
 and T&D substation field device needs under a separate agreement.
     InStep Software President John Kalanik says, "We are truly pleased to
 be a key piece of this most important project for Southern Company. We have
 always highly valued our relationship with Southern Company and look very
 forward to being part of this most modern and advanced transmission
     About Southern Company
     With 4.3 million customers and more than 42,000 megawatts of generating
 capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE:   SO) is the premier energy
 company serving the Southeast, one of America's fastest-growing regions. A
 leading U.S. producer of electricity, Southern Company owns electric
 utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as
 well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands
 are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and retail
 electric prices that are significantly below the national average. Southern
 Company has been listed the top ranking U.S. electric service provider in
 customer satisfaction for seven consecutive years by the American Customer
 Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Visit Southern Company at
     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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