Water district strengthens IT security with new data acquisition system

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ROCKVILLE, MD, Mar. 2, 2011 -- Telvent, the leading real-time IT solutions and information provider for a sustainable world, announced today that the Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) in southern California has strengthened its IT security by implementing a new Telvent data acquisition system to better serve its nearly 400,000 customers.

With the implementation of Telvent's advanced solution, EMWD receives reliable, real-time information from the field that allows the utility to react more quickly to service disruptions. EMWD chose to upgrade from its previous Telvent Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system to a more advanced model that will help the utility make faster operational decisions, increase customer satisfaction and cut costs. Specifically, EMWD will use the Telvent solution to monitor and control its potable, recycled and wastewater systems, as well as pump control, reservoir volumes and flow control.

EMWD chose to continue with Telvent technology because of the added security and ease of integration with its other systems: Telvent's advanced security model has been tested and validated by the U.S. Department of Energy, ensuring that EMWD's critical infrastructure is protected from cyber attacks.

According to Telvent's chairman and CEO, Ignacio Gonzalez, "As a leader in the utility industry, Telvent recognizes the need for increased network security and real-time data sharing across utility departments. We are pleased to build upon our 11-year relationship with Eastern Municipal Water District and will continue to provide the best data."

While many utilities are experiencing significant pressure on state water allocations and a challenging economic environment, EMWD is able to operate as efficiently as possible by identifying areas of improvement using the Telvent OASyS Dynamic Network of Applications (DNA) real-time data sharing capabilities. By integrating financial and operational systems, EMWD can more accurately identify input costs and efficiencies to make well-informed operational decisions.

About Telvent
Telvent (Nasdaq:TLVT) is a global IT solutions and business information services provider dedicated to helping improve efficiency, safety and security for the world's leading companies. Telvent serves markets that are critical to the sustainability of the planet, including the energy, transportation, agricultural and environmental sectors. (www.telvent.com)

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