Progress Energy Implements InStep's PRiSM Online Condition Monitoring Software

Feb 07, 2008, 00:00 ET from InStep Software, LLC

    CHICAGO, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- InStep Software, LLC, a leading
 provider of real-time software systems and solutions, announced today that
 Progress Energy has implemented InStep's PRiSM software to support Progress
 Energy's Centralized Performance Monitoring initiative.
     InStep's PRiSM technology monitors Progress Energy's entire fleet of
 fossil assets to provide advanced early warning notification of potential
 equipment problems or failure. PRiSM uses advanced cluster based reasoning
 to identify process variations that would be virtually impossible to detect
 otherwise. The PRiSM software seamlessly integrates with Progress Energy's
 existing historian infrastructure for reliable and secure access to plant
     InStep Software President John Kalanik says, "Progress Energy is
 recognized in the utility industry as a leader in reliably operating their
 fleet of power plants. We are very pleased to have such a key role in
 supporting this initiative."
     Progress Energy's Program Manager Bernie Cook says, "InStep's PRiSM
 product has become a critical part of our Fossil Monitoring and Diagnostic
 Center which is integrating several advanced diagnostic tools focused at
 early detection of equipment problems. Prism's ability to quickly develop
 models has allowed us to reduce our fleet implementation plan from a matter
 of years to a matter of months."
     About Progress Energy
     Progress Energy, headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., is a Fortune 250
 energy company with more than 21,000 megawatts of generation capacity and
 $10 billion in annual revenues. The company includes two major utilities
 that serve more than 3.1 million customers in the Carolinas and Florida.
 Progress Energy is the 2006 recipient of the Edison Electric Institute's
 Edison Award, the industry's highest honor, in recognition of its
 operational excellence. For more information visit the Progress Energy
 Website 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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