InStep Software Selected to Conduct Real-Time Environmental and Radiological Monitoring of Nuclear Power Plants in Illinois

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) chooses Chicago-based company's eDNA real-time data acquisition, storage and analytics software platform to monitor all seven nuclear power plants in Illinois

Apr 30, 2013, 09:05 ET from InStep Software

CHICAGO, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- InStep Software announced today that the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) has selected its eDNA software suite to perform real-time environmental and radiological monitoring of the state's seven nuclear power plants. The selection of InStep Software was accomplished as part of a competitive bid process.

InStep's advanced data management software will be used by IEMA to continually monitor, store and analyze data from Illinois' 11 commercial and three closed nuclear reactors. eDNA seamlessly integrates with the IEMA's existing monitoring devices and will immediately alert IEMA personnel of abnormal changes in radiation levels.

"Keeping public safety our top priority, we recognized the need to modernize our legacy system. We wanted to deploy a modern supportable software platform that could provide the customization and reliability that we require for such a mission critical application," said Kirk Lonbom, Chief of Information Technology at IEMA. "With InStep's eDNA software, we can modernize our capabilities and ensure we can continuously monitor critical environmental and radiological parameters and share information in real-time throughout the agency."

As part of the $1.4 million contract award with the state agency, InStep will replace the legacy monitoring system with a state-of-the-art, Microsoft Windows-based solution. The new monitoring system will be easier to support and maintain as well as provide more advanced and flexible visual representation of the collected information to IEMA personnel.

"We're excited to be selected by IEMA to replace their legacy monitoring solution and deliver a modernized nuclear monitoring system for the State of Illinois," said John Kalanik, President of InStep Software. "This system is critical to public safety, and eDNA provides a reliable, customizable and scalable platform to meet IEMA's monitoring and analysis needs."

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About InStep Software, LLC

InStep Software is a leading provider of real-time performance management and predictive analytics software products and solutions. InStep extends the investment in modern control, monitoring and smart devices by collecting, archiving, displaying, analyzing and reporting the information provided by these systems. Many of the world's most successful companies use InStep's software products to actively manage and analyze the rapidly growing amount of real-time operational, asset health and regulatory related information.

About IEMA

The primary responsibility of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is to better prepare the State of Illinois for natural, manmade or technological disasters, hazards, or acts of terrorism. Their goal is a "better prepared state." IEMA coordinates the State's disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery programs and activities, functions as the State Emergency Response Commission, and maintains a 24-hour Communication Center and State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC). The SEOC acts as lead in crisis/consequence management response and operations to notify, activate, deploy and employ state resources in response to any threat or act of terrorism. IEMA assists local governments with multi-hazard emergency operations plans and maintains the Illinois Emergency Operations Plan.


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