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Maui Electric Selects Intergraph Geospatial Resource Management Solution; Integrated Solution Key To Electric Utility's Decision.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 12, 1999--Intergraph Utilities (Nasdaq/NMS:INGR) today announced that Maui Electric Company (MECO) has selected Intergraph's geospatial resource management solution - an integrated, end-to-end turnkey solution - to increase operational efficiency and improve customer service. MECO, a subsidiary of Hawaiian Electric Company, provides electricity to the islands of Lanai, Molokai, and Maui.

The contract includes software and implementation services and is based on Intergraph's fast-start electric template, which contains an industry-standard data model, symbol library, placement functions, trace routines and reports. Basing the system on template technology shortens the design and development cycle. The system includes Intergraph's industry-leading ActiveFRAMME(TM) AM/FM/GIS software; Field View for seamless map viewing, querying, and notetaking; and GeoMedia(R) Web Map, which distributes GIS information to end-users over the Internet.

According to Ed Rinehart, Maui Electric director of engineering, "We selected the Intergraph technology as the foundation for our geospatial resource management system because of the depth of the electric application, implementation expertise, and ease of integration to OMS and CAD applications."

Kevin Hitt, Intergraph Utilities' vice president of electric solutions, said, "Intergraph is committed to providing real choices in geospatial resource management, extending the benefits of geospatial technology to companies like Maui Electric. With our robust electric template and fast track implementation, geospatial technology becomes affordable."

Intergraph Utilities Background Information

Intergraph Utilities, a division of Intergraph Public Safety, is the world's leading supplier of Windows NT-based geospatial resource management solutions for utilities, communication and pipeline companies. Integrated tools enable a truly blended IT environment and support all levels of enterprise activity, creating a seamless medium for data creation, management, manipulation and viewing. Intergraph's full slate of solutions for geospatial resource management includes our industry-standard AM/FM/GIS, FRAMME, as well as Field View, GeoMedia, GeoMedia Web Map and a variety of industry-specific templates for rapid system deployment. Dedicated to streamlining the entire workflow, Intergraph also offers outage management/dispatch and inside plant solutions.

A computer industry pioneer, Intergraph Corporation provides a diverse range of comprehensive engineering, mapping/GIS, emergency management, and IT solutions (hardware, software, and services) for the process and building, utilities and transportation industries, and for local and national governments. Intergraph offers Intel/Windows NT-based workstations, PCs, and servers, support, consulting, and training services. Industry analysts consistently rank Intergraph as a top solutions provider in the markets the company has served for three decades.

Intergraph common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol: INGR. Visit our web site at www.intergraph.com/utilities for more information.

Intergraph and the Intergraph Logo are registered trademarks of Intergraph Corporation. GeoMedia is a registered trademark and ActiveFRAMME is a trademark of Intergraph Corporation. Other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.
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