Emte of Barcelona, Spain, to deploy Verano RTAP on HP Itanium servers

Verano's leading real-time application platform (RTAP) is now available on HP Integrity servers featuring the Intel Itanium 2 processor. Emte Sistemas recently evaluated a number of hardware and software combinations for automating and monitoring Barcelona Metro and determined the software running on HP Integrity servers met its demands...

MANSFIELD, MA, Sept. 28, 2005 -- Verano announced today that its leading Real-Time Application Platform (RTAP) is now available on HP Integrity servers featuring the Intel Itanium 2 processor. RTAP is a SCADA software solution that manages the operations of large, mission-critical industrial infrastructure, such as Enbridge Pipelines in Canada, RWE Thames Water in London, England and the Singapore Mass Rapid Transport.

Verano's RTAP SCADA software is the first real-time management and monitoring software solution for industrial automation systems to become available on HP Integrity servers, a hardware platform specifically designed for high-availability, mission-critical computing applications.

Running on HP Integrity servers, RTAP offers control system operators fully-customizable, real-time automation and monitoring capabilities. Verano's RTAP enables safe, secure and efficient operation of industrial facilities and management of performance information for financial and operational improvement -- all on a hardware platform built for applications that demand the highest levels of availability, reliability and scalability. This combination can increase system uptime and provide continued operation of public infrastructure, such as water systems, transportation systems, oil and gas pipelines and power generation and distribution.

"We recently evaluated a number of hardware and software combinations for automating and monitoring a major metro system in Barcelona," said Xavier Bosch, chief of Software Department for Emte Sistemas. "Only Verano's RTAP software running on HP Integrity servers met the strict reliability, scalability and performance guidelines. Meeting these standards ensures operational efficiency and human safety by guaranteeing continued system availability and functionality - 24 hours a day, seven days a week."

Emte Sistemas won the prestigious Barcelona Metro Line 9 main control room contract. At 43 kilometers and 47 subway stations, this will be the longest driverless metro line in Europe. In this system, Emte Sistemas is implementing an RTAP-based system to manage and integrate all electromechanical and communication systems (i.e., power, communications, platform doors, train variables, lifts and escalators) in the metro line.

"Verano's RTAP software on HP Integrity servers combines the companies' expertise in developing the latest in technology for mission-critical industrial applications, providing a reliable, scalable system that meets Emte's rigorous needs," said Brian Ahern, president and CEO of Verano. "We are excited Emte Sistemas selected us for such a prestigious infrastructure project."

"The performance requirements of systems that control the continued operation of public infrastructure are some of the most stringent in the world, demanding maximum uptime to meet elevated service levels," said Don Jenkins, vice president of marketing, Business Critical Servers, HP. "Customers in the public sector are well served to find a trusted software solution that manages their operation on HP Integrity servers for their most demanding, business-critical applications for industrial automation."

Emte Sistemas (www.emtesistemas.com) is a systems integrator based in Barcelona, Spain and specializes in Industrial, Communications and Rail control systems. Emte Sistemas has a turnover of 25 M.� and employs 238 people. It is a part of the larger Emte Group of companies.

Verano Inc. (www.verano.com) is a leading provider of security and SCADA solutions for mission-critical industries. Verano is a trusted supplier to more than 220 industrial enterprises in power generation, utilities, energy, transportation and process manufacturing industries. These customers represent more than 2,200 global system installations. A privately held company founded in 1996, Verano is headquartered in Mansfield, Mass., with a major operation in Calgary, Canada.


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