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 TORONTO, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Ontario Hydro International has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Paramax Systems Canada for the joint pursuit and performance of Power Distribution Management (PDM) projects worldwide. PDM programs involve the high-level "intelligent" portion of a power utility's power distribution system; PDM integrates all those elements that provide efficient and secure distribution of power from generation to consumption within power utility companies.
 The MOU covers the joint design, development and provision of integrated, "scalable" energy management systems and supervisory control and data acquisition (EMS/SCADA) systems. Under its terms, Paramax will act as prime contractor with overall responsibility for PDM system design and integration, program management and integrated logistics support. Ontario Hydro International will act as principal subcontractor to Paramax for the specification and delivery of EMS/SCADA application software and will provide power utility operations expertise. Both companies will use their extensive international marketing and support resources in the pursuit of this new business.
 "The signing of this MOU is an important step for Paramax as we begin our diversification into non-defence markets in accordance with our long-term strategic plan," said Paul Manson, president of Paramax Systems Canada. "Based on our experience and performance as systems integrator on the Canadian Patrol Frigate program and our role as systems prime contractor for the Canadian EH101 helicopter program, we are very well positioned to apply this technology successfully in the civil and commercial marketplace. The worldwide market for electric power system PDM programs presents exceptional Canadian export opportunities," he added.
 Tom Drolet, President of Ontario Hydro International, said the agreement with Paramax was a perfect example of how co-operation can help Canadian companies become world leaders and succeed in the increasingly competitive world market.
 "Paramax is a proven leader in computer systems integration and Ontario Hydro enjoys a world-wide reputation for having a reliable and effective electrical system so this is a perfect fit. One that will help both companies" Drolet said.
 "Providing EMS/SCADA systems to the world market will allow client utilities to operate their power systems more efficiently and reliably, allowing them to gain more productive output from their electrical system investments."
 Ontario Hydro International is the international marketing arm of Ontario Hydro, one of the largest utilities in North America. OHI and Ontario Hydro have worked in over 50 countries, providing a full range of design, generation, maintenance and management systems for any aspect of the electrical utility business.
 Paramax is a leading supplier of complex, integrated electronic systems and the development of advance naval and airborne command and control systems. The company has broad experience in the integration of computers, sensors, networks and displays that withstand the toughest of environments. Paramax, which has its headquarters in Montreal, employs more than 1,300 people at offices in Winnipeg, Saint John, Ottawa and Lauzon, Que.
 Paramax Systems Canada is an operating unit of Paramax Systems Corporation of McLean, Va., which with 15,000 employees world-wide, is a subsidiary of Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS).
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 /CONTACT: Gina Cobetto, 514-340-8665 of Paramax Systems Canada, or Media Relations of Ontario Hydro information, 416-592-3338/

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