Survalent Technology to Collaborate with Thales on IS/IT Solutions for the Utility Sector

Companies to collaborate on Cybersecurity, Big Data and display technology for the Survalent ONETM Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) platform.

Brampton, Canada - February 4, 2016 - Survalent Technology, a leader in ADMS for utilities, is pleased to announce that it will work with Thales, a leading provider of Aerospace, Transportation, Defence and Security technology, to jointly develop enhanced solutions.

Survalent will develop and integrate new functionality and enhancements to the Survalent ONETM ADMS platform, and its SCADA[1], Outage Management System (OMS) and Distribution Management System components, based on Thales’s technology. The development investment will advance Survalent’s strategy to help utilities modernize the grid and prepare for a distributed energy resources future. The Survalent ONETM product line will incorporate Thales’s critical information and cyber-security solutions to protect and to increase the resilience of critical information systems for utilities. Thales’s unique Big Data platform and multi-touch display technology is being integrated to the ADMS solution, to aid utility decision making and collaboration in the control room and field. Access to Big Data analytics will enable utility staff to analyze real-time social media data and to gain insight and awareness at the community level. Proven real-time collaboration and display technology will support control room decision making and increase shared situational awareness, during outages and crisis events.

Joining with Thales and other partners is important to the evolution of Survalent’s flagship ADMS software to meet the increased collaboration, information and security needs of customers worldwide. The first phase of integration is expected to be complete in 2016.

“We are delighted to be working in partnership with Thales given their global strength and deep expertise in mission-critical fields”, stated Young Ngo, EVP, Survalent Technology. “The results of this technological collaboration will benefit many of our ADMS solution customers. The importance of protecting the critical assets of utilities from cyber-attacks cannot be underestimated. Building security into our product line and adding functionality to optimize control room decision-making are key elements of our product innovation and partnership strategy.”

Thales will leverage its proven expertise in cyber-security and its critical information management technology from the mission critical military, defence, security and transportation sectors to serve the utility industry.

“The capabilities of Survalent are really impressive, as proven by their large customer base”, said Dave Spagnolo, VP Sales and Marketing, Thales in Canada. We look forward to bringing our worldwide innovation and know how to our partner and their customers, as we witness an unprecedented digital transformation in the industry.”  

Note: Survalent will demonstrate Thales’s display technology at booth #1949, at DistribuTECH 2016, Orlando, February 9-11.

About Survalent Technology

Survalent Technology is the most trusted global provider of Advanced Distribution Management Systems (ADMS) - Survalent ONE™ ADMS, including SCADA, Outage Management System (OMS), and Distribution Management System (DMS) for Electric, Transit, Renewable and Water/Wastewater utilities. For over five decades, we have helped more than 500 utilities in 30 countries use operational data to increase reliability, efficiency and customer service. Survalent partners with utilities across the globe to create mission critical solutions that will achieve the promise of the Smart Grid. For more information, go to www.survalent.com and follow us on Twitter @Survalent.

About Thales

Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 61,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €13 billion in 2014. With over 20,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its unique international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.

In Canada, Thales employs 1,800 highly-skilled employees in Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver working in Defence & Security, Avionics and Transportation. Thales Canada has annual revenues of $500 million, with customers in urban rail, civil aviation, and defence and security.

Contacts

Survalent Technology
Bryan O’Connor
416 903 6857
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Thales
Emmanuelle Bleytou
416 742 3900 ext. 4014863
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[1]SCADA: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition is a system for remote monitoring and control that operates with coded signals over communication channels