Ostkraft Net A/S Chooses Intergraph's G/Electric as Geospatial Resource Management Enabling Technology.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 3, 2003
Extensible asset management information system positions Ostkraft
to pursue market opportunities
Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions Denmark (Nasdaq:INGR) today announced that Ostkraft Net A/S signed a contract for the implementation and deployment of an electric facility information management system based on Intergraph's G/Electric solution, an enabling technology for integrated Geospatial Resource Management (GRM GRM Gross Rent Multiplier
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GRM Global Request Manager ). Ostkraft Net A/S distributes electricity to the entire population of Bonholm, Denmark's easternmost island in the Baltic Sea Baltic Sea, arm of the Atlantic Ocean, c.163,000 sq mi (422,170 sq km), including the Kattegat strait, its northwestern extension. The Øresund, Store Bælt, and Lille Bælt connect the Baltic Sea with the Kattegat and Skagerrak straits, which lead to the .
Initially, Ostkraft will use G/Electric to integrate critical workflows for planning, design, geospatial analysis, operations, and maintenance and to fully utilize geospatial data throughout the organization. Enterprise system integration and data access will reduce administration costs and manual processes. Future implementation phases will link geospatial data to the plant cost accounting and controlling processes, enabling external partners to gain access to the geospatial data, thus dramatically shortening the design process.
Egon Olsson, IT manager, Ostkraft, noted that the commercial off-the-shelf Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) is a term for software or hardware, generally technology or computer products, that are ready-made and available for sale, lease, or license to the general public. (COTS) nature and open architecture of G/Electric will support the organization's continued growth, as well as allow Ostkraft to take advantage of new market opportunities. "With G/Electric, we will be able to customize the workflows to accommodate future needs in-house, eliminating expensive system administration costs. For example, G/Electric's open architecture will make it easy to integrate geospatially related analytical applications. Additionally, the anticipated efficiency G/Electric brings to our asset and facility management processes strongly positions Ostkraft to respond to market opportunities for providing managed services An umbrella term for third-party monitoring and maintaining of computers, networks and software. The actual equipment may be inhouse or at the third-party's facilities, but the "managed" implies an ongoing effort; for example, making sure the equipment is running at a certain quality to other utility companies."
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To make liberal or more liberal: "Our standards of private conduct have been greatly liberalized . . . of the Danish utility market, it has never been more important to operate an efficient utility network," said Jakob Konig, sales manager sales manager n → gerente m/f de ventas
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sales manager sale n → , Utilities & Communications Division, Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions, Nordic region. "G/Electric, a COTS-based solution that addresses geofacilities management in a scaleable, flexible, and open manner, offers a customer-driven approach to support this process."
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