Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) has introduced a new release of its monarch™ (Multi-platform Open Network ARCHitecture) platform, which has been specifically targeted for mid-tier utilities. monarch/mt (mid-tier) offers growing cooperatives and municipal utilities a quality and easy to implement SCADA and automation platform at a very affordable price point.
OSI has electric utility customers of many diverse sizes. Due to the flexibility and scalability of the monarch platform and associated products, OSI has been meeting the critical automation needs of large, Investor-Owned Utilities (IOUs), Rural Electric Cooperatives (REC) and Municipalities.
monarch/mt is based on Windows® or Linux® operating systems and offers a new state-of-the-art User Interface system based on Microsoft® .NET technology. A range of popular open and legacy RTU protocols are supported along with many open interfaces including the MultiSpeak® interface as well as popular GIS interfaces. A range of Distribution, Generation, and Transmission applications are offered in a modular fashion to meet specific needs of the utilities' mission.
monarch/mt is a security hardened platform meeting all NERC CIP security requirements. The monarch platform has been deployed in critical environments with stringent security requirements.
"OSI is committed to providing distinctive solutions for utilities of all sizes and types. Akin to our products and services, the culture at OSI is one of flexibility, innovation and unmatched commitment to all of our customers regardless of their size. monarch/mt will provide a best in class affordable and focused solution to our RECs and Municipality customers unsurpassed in the industry." said OSI's Director of Strategic Sales, Mary Jo Nye.
OSI (www.osii.com) provides open, state-of-the-art, and high-performance automation solutions to electric utilities worldwide. These solutions include Energy Management Systems (EMS), Distribution Management Systems (DMS), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems, and Generation Management Systems (GMS), as well as individual software products and e-business solutions for electric utility operations. OSI is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
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