Inc. and InStep
Software LLC today announced a strategic development and marketing
partnership that stands to facilitate oversight, reduce costs, and bring
more efficiency to operators in the electric power industry's Smart
Grid. InStep Software is a leading provider of real-time data historian
and predictive analytics software solutions. LiveData is a leading
innovator of real-time smart integration technology.
InStep's software technology is used to continuously monitor and record
the current conditions of the electric power grid. Access to this high
fidelity real-time and historical information enables power providers to
reliably and efficiently operate their transmission and distribution
assets. The software provides the data management foundation for many
critical power delivery applications including energy management,
distribution management, wide area measurement, centralized remedial
action schemas, AMI and online asset health monitoring.
LiveData software integrates data from diverse sensors, devices, and
systems to deliver one global, real-time system health view of the
utility services network. It interfaces with critical components of the
Distribution Smart Grid, including AMI (Automated Meter Infrastructure)
and DRR (Demand Response Reserve). This is especially important because,
while both provide the means to manage power flow and energy on the
demand side, neither provides a way to geographically report power or
telemetry loss or help on the supply side.
InStep Software and LiveData will integrate their technologies for the
joint development of electric power industry solutions for integrating
real-time data between measurement and monitors from different
manufacturers. The collaboration has already resulted in an integrated
solution that has been installed at Basin Electric Power Cooperative in
North Dakota, one of the largest electric generation and transmission
cooperatives in the United States. The installation involves passing
real-time generation data from LiveData RTI to InStep eDNA historian
platform, which will help balance and predict the flow of power,
resulting in cost savings and a reduction of excess generation.
"Managing the Smart Grid means having the best-of-breed techologies
available, based on standards and strengthened by individual company
innovations," said Jeffrey Robbins, CEO of LiveData. "This means smart
partnering. Integrating our technology with InStep at Basin Electric has
resulted in a world-class solution that increases reliability and
controls costs. We look forward to bringing our joint solutions to
additional generation, transmission, and distribution companies as they
build-out the Smart Grid."
"The number of SmartGrid applications in which InStep's technology plays
a key role is continually growing. We look forward in collaborating with
LiveData to bring new and more integrated solutions to the power
industry as a result of this partnership," said John Kalanik, president
of InStep Software.
The two companies offer complementary solutions for the next-generation
utility services network, commonly known as the Smart Grid. For example, LiveData
RTI, the company's real-time integration platform, collects,
processes, and sends real-time operations data through a wide range of
industry standard utility protocols such as ICCP, DNP, and UCA, OPC and
others. InStep's eDNA historian archives and organizes this operations
and asset health related data for interpretation, analysis and decision
Similarly, LiveData SmartGrid
Manager provides real time visualization of operational, calculated,
and event data, while InStep's eDNA provides historical visualization
and reporting for that environment. The new LiveData - InStep
partnership brings these complementary offerings together.
LiveData's Smart Grid solutions are the trusted real-time platform of
choice for hundreds of electric power utilities across the world. The
company's products continuously monitor, synthesize, and respond to
highly complex multi-faceted processes in real-time, spanning a broad
mix of distributed devices, diverse vendors' systems, protocols, and
databases. LiveData technology understands the applications that monitor
and control operations-SCADA, DCS, DMS, EMS, OMS; and how to flow data
to and between them, across all major public and proprietary protocols,
such as: ICCP/TASE.2, DNP3, IEC 61850, OPC, Modbus, and others.
InStep's eDNA software suite is an enterprise data historian platform
for collecting, archiving, analyzing and reporting upon the real-time
operational, asset health, and regulatory related information that is
important to the success of most businesses. eDNA collects continuously
streaming time series data from critical control, monitoring, and smart
devices and then archives this data using an advanced storage and
compression technology. Advanced user applications provide secure
real-time visibility of this information so that anyone throughout the
business can make informed and timely decisions.
The companies will be displaying their latest innovations at the
DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition in San Diego, Jan. 29-31.
DistribuTECH is the utility industry's leading smart grid conference and
exposition, covering automation and control systems, energy efficiency,
demand response, renewable energy integration, advanced metering, T&D
system operation and reliability, power delivery equipment and water
About InStepInStep Software is a leading provider of
real-time performance management and predictive analytics software
solutions for the utility, oil and gas, water management and
manufacturing industries. InStep's software products extend the
investment in modern control, monitoring and smart devices by
collecting, storing, displaying, analyzing and reporting the information
provided by these systems. InStep's software products are used by many
of the world's leading companies on a plant and corporate wide basis to
actively manage and analyze the ever growing amount of real-time
operational, regulatory and asset health related information.
About LiveDataLiveData, Inc. is the leading innovator of
smart integration technology. LiveData solutions continuously monitor,
synthesize and respond to highly complex, multi-faceted processes in
real time, spanning a broad mix of distributed devices, diverse vendors'
systems, protocols and databases. Founded in 1991, LiveData serves
customers in electric power, healthcare, and manufacturing industries,
as well as state and local governments. More information is available at www.livedata.com.
LiveData, LiveData RTI Server, and LiveData SmartGrid Manager are
trademarks of LiveData Inc. All other marks are the property of their
respective owners, and are used for identification purposes only.
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