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GE's Smallworld Business Integrator 5 now certified as Powered by SAP NetWeaver

ATLANTA, April 20, 2016 – GE (NYSE: GE) today announced that its Smallworld™ Business Integrator 5 has achieved SAP certification as powered by the SAP NetWeaver® technology platform. The solution enables customers to build and maintain an integrated view of their assets across their Smallworld based geospatial network data and SAP® ERP application. Smallworld Business Integrator 5 is provided by GE's Grid Solutions Software business and is part of GE's Smallworld 5 portfolio, the industry's first geospatial information system (GIS) to adopt Java® technology.

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GE and American Electric Power Debut First-of-its-kind Integrated Distribution Operating Platform

ORLANDO – March 1, 2016 – GE (NYSE: GE) and American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), one of the largest electric utilities in the U.S., successfully launched their Integrated Distribution Operating Platform (IDOP), a software integration of GE's Asset Management and Asset Control Systems. The IDOP is a joint program between GE and AEP that integrates their key business areas of operations, maintenance and construction. A significant step toward smart grid interoperability, the IDOP program connects GE's primary utility software solution offerings – Geospatial Information System (GIS), Outage Management System (OMS) and Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) – to bring enhanced stability, security and efficiencies to AEP's operations.

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GE and Fujitsu Launch World’s Best-Selling Smallworld™ Geographic Information System in Japan

Tokyo, January 6, 2016 –General Electric International Inc. and Fujitsu today announced an agreement to bring GE’s industry-leading Geographic Information System (GIS), Smallworld, to market in Japan. The Smallword GIS software will be coupled with Fujitsu’s systems integration, maintenance, and operations services, to offer utility customers the premier GIS software solution in Japan.

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GE’s Mobile Software Utilizes Big Data to Reduce Downtime and Restore Power Faster after Severe Storms

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. – March 3, 2015 – When major events such as severe storms knock the power out, expedited utility response times are crucial to ensure utility customers’ well-being and timely restoration. Critical information must be seamlessly exchanged between the utility’s grid management solution – such as its outage management system (OMS) – and its field workers who are assessing networks and repairing the damage. The new PowerOn™ Response software from GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) does just that. By simultaneously integrating field and OMS data, a utility will have a much clearer picture of where network damage exists, enabling repair crews to dramatically speed up the process of getting the power back on.

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GE Empowers Utilities, Telecommunications and Industries to Build a More Resilient Grid with Data-Driven Software Solutions

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – March 2, 2015 – The forces of population growth, urbanization, climate change, surging energy demand and dwindling resources are reshaping how the world thinks about power. As these pressures intensify, so do the obstacles utilities, telecommunications and industries must overcome to deliver always-on, reliable electricity, including unplanned outages, optimization of existing grid assets and grid congestion.

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GE Helps Utilities Speed Damage Restoration Efforts with New Mobile Enterprise Damage Assessment App

SAN DIEGO – February 3, 2015 – GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) today announced that it has released its Mobile Enterprise Damage Assessment App, a mobile solution for electric, gas and water utilities and telecommunications operators which enables anyone – utility crews, neighboring utility crews, police, fire departments, etc. – to capture network asset damage after storms or other events. This allows the utility to better understand the scale, location and severity of network damage, supporting more accurate estimated time to restoration and better coordinated efforts to restore services more quickly.

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Utilities Anticipate and Respond to Weather-Related Outages Faster with GE’s Interoperable, End-to-End Suite of Restoration Solutions

SAN DIEGO – February 2, 2015 – Hurricanes, ice storms, wide-scale flooding: global economic losses caused by extreme weather events have risen to nearly $200 billion per year in the last decade. Damage inflicted from extreme weather conditions, including unplanned outages, causes problems across entire distribution networks, creating havoc for utilities. When dealing with these unplanned outages, it becomes a race against time – and a battle against data – for utility companies to restore safe, reliable and efficient power to their customers and to critical facilities and infrastructures.

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GE Improves Customer Experience of Smallworld™ Geospatial Software with Java™ Integration

SAN DIEGO – February 2, 2015 – GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) today announced it has improved the customer experience of its advanced Smallworld™ geospatial solutions by adopting industry-leading JavaTM technology from Oracle. By utilizing Java, GE is able to use the world’s largest software ecosystem, enabling cost of ownership reductions for its Smallworld customers though Java’s extensive available resources, existing code libraries and simplified integration to other key enterprise systems.

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Gartner Names GE a Leader in “Magic Quadrant” Report for Utilities Geographic Information Systems

ATLANTA – November 12, 2014 – GE’s (NYSE: GE) Digital Energy business today announced that it has been named as one of the industry’s leading solutions providers of Utilities Geographic Information Systems software. This was announced in a recent report issued by Gartner where it analyzed the capabilities of several of GE’s competitors that offer similar Geographic Information Systems. GE was positioned the highest for ability to execute in the report.

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GE launches Field Force Automation 12v1

Field Force Automation 12v1 offers the latest in workforce management solutions focusing on efficiency, productivity and user experience. Field Force Automation introduces a new dispatch board that provides an intuitive and synchronized view of all activities in the field.

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Smallworld GeoSpatial Analysis Lite 4.3.1

GE’s Digital Energy business is pleased to announce the release of Smallworld GeoSpatial Analysis Lite 4.3.1, the latest edition of GE's powerful geospatial business intelligence solution. Smallworld GeoSpatial Analysis makes it possible to optimize the enterprise-wide usage of data in the context of numerous business processes and provides an always-available basis for sound tactical and strategic decisions.

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GE releases latest Smallworld GIS Adapter version connecting the electric network with operational systems

The global release of Smallworld GIS Adapter 4.3.4 provides Utilities with an automated way of introducing the electric network to operational systems. Smallworld GIS Adapter provides a workflow driven approach and IEC® CIM-based data standards that are integrated with GE’s PowerOn™ Advantage and other GE products. This release includes new features and capabilities including model extension to network export supporting new DMS requirements, validation and integrity checking of end-to-end common utility data exchange workflows, and system deployment and configuration tools and documentation.

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GreenTech Media talks with GE’s Bryan Friehauf about getting the most out of every device on the smart grid

Between aging infrastructure and incremental weather, there's a strong likelihood that at least one of a utility's millions of distribution grid assets are at risk for failure at any given time. But what if grid operators had a crystal ball to intercept equipment breakdowns across their entire asset portfolio before they become problems?

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GE Helps Ireland’s Top Telecom Provider Deliver Faster Speeds

ATLANTA—September 23, 2014— GE’s (NYSE: GE) Smallworld Network Inventory™ solution has been selected by eircom, Ireland’s national telecommunications provider to roll out its new broadband network across Ireland. eircom chose the Smallworld Network Inventory solution to manage its entire physical network in a single system, enabling them to replace multiple disparate systems, including their legacy geospatial platform.

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Comptel Integrates GE’s Inventory Software Solutions to Streamline Telecom Service Fulfilment

HELSINKI—4 June 2014—Comptel Corporation (OMX Helsinki: CTL1V) today announced that it is integrating GE’s (NYSE: GE) inventory software solutions to help communications service providers (CSPs) manage and access the large amount of data split across multiple inventory systems. By enabling service orchestration to reach beyond inventory, operators can ensure reliable, accurate and efficient service delivery, decrease costs resulting from “truck rolls” and maintain the customer experience.

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GE’s Smallworld Technology Reduces Pipeline Failures Due to Unstable Pressure Levels with New MAOP Calculator

ATLANTA—October 17, 2013—GE (NYSE: GE) today launched its Smallworld Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure (MAOP) Calculator, enabling companies to calculate the MAOP for a line/loop of steel transmission pipelines for natural gas in a verifiable, traceable and complete method. GE’s new MAOP calculator is one of the first industry solutions to seamlessly integrate the calculation of MAOP with a pipeline company’s current geospatial information systems (GIS), simplifying the data reporting process.

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Geospatial Grid Contest

GE’s Network Inventory Software Improves Design and Management of Advanced Telecom Systems

GE Expanding on its network solutions to help telecommunications providers build out their infrastructure and satisfy their customer’s growing demand for telecommunications services, GE has announced its Smallworld™ Network Inventory 4.3 software solution. The software update enables telecom providers with an array of advanced network management solutions, including increased support for designing, building and managing fiber networks. This announcement was made at the 2013 International Software Summit.

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Geospatial Grid Contest

GE Makes Geospatial Platform up to Five Times Faster with Java

The power of the Java Virtual Machine can now be utilized in the Magik programming environment used by GE's Smallworld™ software. This allows customers to maintain their investment in the Smallworld technology and be able to use the full breadth of the Java ecosystem. Benefits of this new capability include 3 to 5 times improvement in code execution time, the ability to leverage the Java Virtual Machine ecosystem, and improved tools to manage and analyze the performance of a deployed system.

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Geospatial Grid Contest

GE Announces Geospatial Grid Contest

If you are a graduate or undergraduate student in the United States with ideas on geospatial applications for the electrical grid, we invite you to submit a research paper for our Geospatial Grid Contest. The Geospatial Grid Contest is a competition to encourage and reward research in the application of geospatial sciences and how geospatial technologies can be applied to improve the structure and performance of the electrical grid.

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GE and Google Agreement

GE and Google Agreement Allows Utilities Anywhere to Tap Familiar, Easy-to-Use Maps Platform to Boost Productivity

ATLANTA—February 12, 2013—A new agreement announced today between GE (NYSE: GE) and Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) will integrate Google Maps data into GE's Smallworld™ electrical, telecommunications and gas applications. GE, a leading provider of geospatial analytical tools and insight, and Google, a provider of map services with more than 1 billion monthly active users, will help utilities increase productivity based on the ability to visualize and analyze their data with GE's Smallworld product suite.

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SmallWorld Office Suite

GE's New Smallworld™ Office Suite 4.3 Delivers Big Updates to Global Utility Customers

GE (NYSE: GE) announced the official release of Smallworld™ Office Suite 4.3, the latest version of its industry-leading, utility-specific geospatial application for managing complex network infrastructures. The updated software features innovations specifically designed to reduce cost, improve decision-making and demonstrate bottom-line benefits for global utility customers managing today's expanding and evolving infrastructure.

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The FieldSmart Mobile Framework version 4.3.1 has arrived!

The Digital Energy business is pleased to announce the release of the MapFrame™ FieldSmart Mobile Framework version 4.3.1.

The release includes the new MapFrame™ FieldSmart Configuration Environment (FCE) product, which provides the ability for partners and/or customers to construct, configure and deploy a FieldSmart solution. The FCE provides configuration access to nearly all FieldSmart features and greatly reduces the time required to deploy changes or an entire mobile solution to the field.

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PowerOn4.2 Outage Management System now available!

PowerOn4.2 was released April 30, 2011 and adds to an already advanced set of outage management tools that not only add capabilities in the support of electric utilities in reducing the impact of electric service disruptions, but also provides interoperability and integration tools to leverage Smart Grid AMI investments and overall interoperability between PowerOn OMS and other GE asset and control software products..

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GeoSpatial Analysis 1.1 Release

Smallworld™ GeoSpatial Analysis is an exciting and easy to use business intelligence product, which was first released in 2010. An integral part of the Smallworld product suite, GeoSpatial Analysis offers efficient access to data from distinct distributed spatial and non-spatial systems.

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Performance Management...as simple as 1, 2, 3

The GE Energy Smallworld Services team offers a solution to proactively manage and improve system performance, using an admin console and a suite of monitoring tools.

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GE Energy Launches Smallworld Physical Resource Assignment Solution

GE Energy announced April 28 the Smallworld Physical Resource Assignment solution—GE’s next step to strengthening the value of Smallworld solutions for customers operating in the new telecommunications industry landscape. An integral part of GE’s Smallworld Network Inventory portfolio, the Smallworld Physical Resource Assignment solution takes a customer service request and assigns the required physical resources needed to support that request. This enables network operators to increase ‘first-time turn up’ of service, reduce cost of installation failures and improve quality of service.

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GE Energy Launches New Smallworld Software Solution for Collaboration with Oracle® Database

GE Energy announced in February the release of the Smallworld™ Enterprise Gateway solution. This new software product enables users of GE’s geospatial solutions to directly use Smallworld data for applications operating on Oracle® Spatial technology.

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Smallworld Solutions setting the standard for Asset Management and Optimization

Recent reports from two of the leading, independent market analysts once again forecast that GE Energy is the market leader for geospatial solutions for the utility and telecommunications sector.

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“Finding the ROI in Your GIS” Webinar by John Turner

John Turner, GE Energy Product Line Leader for Smallworld telecommunications solutions, recently co-hosted a webinar on “Finding the ROI in Your GIS” sponsored by Directions Magazine.

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Going Underground to Reduce OpEx
GIS to the Rescue

It is estimated that the cost of building a FTTH network is ~$1,000 per home passed, of which 5% of this cost is for network planning and documentation. With ~70% savings being realized by users of FTTH geospatial planning tools, this equates to savings of ~$35 per home passed -- a saving of ~$3.5M for 100,000 homes passed network.

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GIS Grows Up, Driving the Next Generation of Business Solutions

"While GIS can still be useful as a toolkit, there is more reason to deliver a business solution, configure it, and start attaining ROI”, says Andy Gay, GE Energy Product Line Leader for Smallworld utilities solutions. This paper discusses how one can combine technologies, greatly streamline implementation, support end-to-end business processes – and jet-fuel a return on investment for the buyer

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GE Energy Invests as Principal Member of the Open Geospatial Consortium

GE plans to help drive the development of international standards for geospatial technologies, such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and mobile workforce applications. The Consortium’s Principal Members can exercise authority over the development, release and adoption of OGC standards through their voting rights in the OGC Planning Committee. They are also an integral player in the forward thinking strategy of the consortium and provide valuable industry expertise to support this role.

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GE Energy Cambridge awarded RoSPA Gold Medal for 2011

GE Energy Cambridge office was awarded the RoSPA Gold Medal (5 consecutive Golds) Award for Occupational Health and Safety.

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GE Energy Hosted its Annual MapFrame Americas Users Conference

Thank you to all who attended the MapFrame Users Conference in Dallas April 4-8. We hosted 97 attendees at the Westin Galleria for a week of sessions including a training class, a general session, a showcase exhibition, and a customer advisory board meeting.

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GE Energy Hosted its Digital Energy EMEAI Conference

More than 850 people, representing 51 countries, descended upon the Austrian city of Salzburg between 10th and 12th May for the 2011 Digital Energy EMEAI Conference.

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GE Software Improving Productivity at EPCOR Utilities, Inc.

GE Energy announced today the deployment of an integrated Smallworld and MapFrame solution at EPCOR Utilities, Inc. The GE software solution provides EPCOR with a single source of data and a consolidated record system that enables more timely and accurate updating of EPCOR’s mapping and drawing records for all areas within the Transmission & Distribution business – increasing overall productivity at the utility.

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Utility Telecom Infrastructure Management

Utility communications provide the backbone for intelligent energy grids of tomorrow. A comprehensive end-to-end network manager has long been desired by utilities to better capitalize on the installed equipment, help improve operational efficiency and lower the overall cost of ownership.

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New Smallworld FTTH 4.1.2

One of the must see products of the Americas Smallworld Conference in Baltimore was Smallworld GeoSpatial Analysis™(GSA). The product has been generating a lot of interest from customers and partners, and this was a great opportunity to showcase the application’s capabilities.

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Smallworld Internet Application Server 4.2

GE Energy has announced the release 4.2 of the Smallworld™ Internet Application Server. This release focused on keeping current with technology and provides the following key features: Smallworld GeoSpatial Server as SIAS Middle tier, Additional Browser Support, Microsoft Silverlight® for Vector Graphics.

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SSE Telecoms Implements GE’s Smallworld Network Inventory Solution

SSE Telecoms is using Smallworld Network Inventory to manage their physical and logical network records covering their UK-wide fibre optic network, improving the efficiency, accuracy and delivery of services.

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NamPower Win

GE Energy has won a Smallworld Electric Office license order from PowerTech IST for NamPower in Namibia.

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Commercial Operations Restructure

GE Energy has made significant changes in its commercial team structure that are improving customer satisfaction in many ways...

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Cambridge Innovation Center Q&A Session

GE Energy’s Martin Ansell welcomed members of the trade press to the Innovation Centre at Cambridge, UK, on January 26. Journalists learned how Smallworld GIS software is being used to plan the integration of renewable generation, improve workforce productivity, and manage network assets.

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Smallworld Platform Products Boast Rich New Features

GE Energy's new Smallworld™ platform products release 4.2 for GeoSpatial solutions are available now. This latest release further improves end user productivity and helps to optimize key business processes with a rich suite of additional functional components and feature enhancements.

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Smallworld GeoSpatial Analysis

One of the must see products of the Americas Smallworld Conference in Baltimore was Smallworld GeoSpatial Analysis™ (GSA). The product has been generating a lot of interest from customers and partners, and this was a great opportunity to showcase the application’s capabilities.

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Gas Distribution & Pipeline Transmission Industry Compliance

GE Energy has announced the release of Smallworld Gas Distribution Office™ and Smallworld Global Transmission Office™ – versions 4.2. The applications are part of a suite of solutions with a comprehensive global data model for the management of assets in the gas distribution and pipeline transmission network. GE’s Smallworld Gas Distribution Office and Smallworld Global Transmission Office software includes core GIS technology, giving customers a one-stop solution for their needs.

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Announcing the Availability of Smallworld GeoSpatial Server 4.2

Smallworld GeoSpatial Server™ adds a SOA-enabling platform for system integration and Business Process Integration to the proven Smallworld™ technology and application portfolio. SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) allows our customers to create new applications on top of existing enterprise solutions, increasing the value of their current systems and automating new processes.

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SSE Telecoms Implements GE’s Smallworld Network Inventory Solution

SSE Telecoms, the telecoms business of Scottish and Southern Energy, has selected GE’s Smallworld Network Inventory solution as their asset management system.

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GE Moves Swisscom’s Network Planning to Infinite Possibilities

Cambridge, UNITED KINGDOM - September 15, 2010. GE (NYSE: GE) and Swisscom have completed a complex, four-year project to upgrade Swisscom’s physical network records, management and planning capabilities with the planning tool for the access network project (PTA). The solution increased the reliability, accuracy and flexibility behind one of Swisscom’s most important communications assets: the nationwide access network for legacy and IP-based services such as voice, internet and digital television to consumers across Switzerland.

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Xcel Energy – MapFrame Mobile Solutions

Xcel Energy is a fully regulated provider of electricity and natural gas in 8 Western and Midwestern states, with revenue of more than $9 billion annually. It provides energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers.

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Southern California Edison SAP GIS Integration with SBI

At Southern California Edison (SCE) ITS Informationstechnik Service GmbH (ITS) was subcontracted by General Electric (GE) to implement the integration of SAP PM with the Smallworld GIS. The main part of the backend integration is the synchronization of asset data updates from SAP to the GIS. The connectivity of substations on the circuit level is synchronized in the opposite direction from GIS to SAP. Some of this information is also sent to a third system via SAP PI.

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Voice-of-Customer Guide Smallworld Smart Grid Strategy

In May of this year, GE Energy wrapped up its first round of Voice-of-Customer (VOC) sessions aimed specifically at Smart Grid. The purpose of the sessions were to engage our customers in discussions around Smart Grid and the technology, applications, and solutions that they perceive they will need to meet the unique demands Smart Grid is placing upon the utility.

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New Mobile Solutions Center of Excellence in Dallas

The GE Energy Mobile Solutions team in Dallas, Texas has successfully completed their move to a new office facility just 3 miles north in the Addison area. The new office is 50% larger and has space for growth. It boasts a dedicated room with interactive whiteboard for Factory Acceptance Testing and customer training and two dedicated product development innovation rooms, also called scrum rooms.

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Bharti Airtel UGIS Project Wins Award

Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading emerging market telecom services provider with operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa. Bharti Airtel’s implementation of their ‘Unified GIS’ (UGIS) system has been recognized by PCQuest with an award for ‘Overall Best IT project’ as one of their ‘Best IT implementations of the Year 2010’.

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GE’s Annual Smallworld Americas Users Conference in Baltimore, Maryland

GE hosted approximately 350 attendees at the Hilton Baltimore for a full week of sessions including 9 user exchanges, customer advisory council meetings, 5 technical training courses, and 16 workshops. Keynote presentations from Nick Sinai with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Michael Butts with Baltimore Gas & Electric were very informative and thought provoking.

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2010 Smallworld User Group ANZ Conferences in Australia and New Zealand a Big Success

The 2010 Smallworld™ User Group conferences were held successfully in August in Brisbane, Australia, and Wellington, New Zealand. Delegate numbers of 83 attended the Brisbane event and 50 in Wellington, with this year’s events having a new ‘Interest Group’ agenda segment on day 2 of the conference.

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Another Successful Smallworld UK and Ireland Open Day

Tuesday October 5th saw the arrival of 60+ customers, partners and prospects to the Smallworld™ Headquarters in Cambridge for the 3rd Smallworld UK and Ireland Open Day. Paul Stevenson, Smallworld Global Quality Leader, moderated this annual local event which provided a forum for all to receive updates on GE Energy business strategy, new product introductions, and customer successes in an informal setting.

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Smallworld Open Day a Success in Belgium

Over the years Smallworld™ has been very successful in BeNeLux. Across the region, 80% of the utilities and 90% of the Water distribution companies are using Smallworld for more than 14 years. To keep the Smallworld customers up to date, every year the Dutch GE Energy subsidiary organizes a Smallworld User Conference.

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First Croatian Smallworld Open Day a Success

A one-day meeting of the Smallworld™ user group was supported by GE Energy’s regional partner Multisoft and attracted more than 70 participants, including existing customers such as HEP, HT, and the Zagreb municipal cadastre office as well as potential users from different organizations.

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5th Scandinavian Smallworld User Conference Held in Oslo, Norway

The 5th annual Scandinavian Smallworld™ User Conference was held in Oslo, Norway, on September 23-24, 2010. More than 50 attendees from Denmark, Norway, and Sweden joined the conference. Amongst the customers attending were utility and telecoms operators from these countries including Trønderenergi(NO), Lier Everk(NO), København Energi(DK), Canal Digital(NO), Get(NO), Syd Energi(DK), Skagerak Fibernett(NO), and Ventelo(NO).

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GE's Smallworld & MapFrame Solutions Exhibited at the 2010 Western Regional Gas Conference

The Western Regional Gas Conference (WRGC) is organized by the Arizona Utility Group. Their mission is to educate, train, and provide a forum for the exchange of information for and between natural gas companies and their associated industry memberships, consultants, manufacturers, and vendors.

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Smallworld Exhibits at the 2010 FTTH Conference in Las Vegas

The FTTH Council held its annual North American Conference at the opulent Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in shiny Las Vegas on September 12th to 16th, 2010. It’s not often that one’s hotel room has 3 HD flat screens, steps leading down to the lounge/office area, and a view of a pirate ship attack complete with advanced pyrotechnics directly across the street!

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Smallworld European Users Conference 2010

GE Energy held our 14th Smallworld European Users Conference in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, on March 3-5. The event was our most successful yet with more than 400 attendees from 43 countries. Attendees shared best practices and enjoyed great customer stories from regional and global customers.

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OGC Compliance

The Smallworld GeoSpatial Server* version 4.1.2 released in April 2010 adds an SOA-enabling platform for system integration and Business Process Integration to the proven Smallworld* technology and application portfolio.

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MapFrame Empowers SaskPower

GE has recently implemented MapFrame* Mobile Solutions at SaskPower as part of their Service Delivery Renewal Program. MapFrame solutions will serve as the foundation for automating the Canadian utility’s entire field workforce.

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Smallworld Small Utilites Solutions

Small utilities are exposed, more or less, to the same challenges as larger utilities: increasing return on investment (ROI), reducing total cost of ownership (TCO), and improving overall operation efficiency while meeting regulatory requirements.

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Smallworld GeoSpatial Analysis

The Smallworld GeoSpatial Analysis product was experienced first hand at workshops for customers and partners at the SmallWorld German User Group. Demonstrations showcased some of it's applications, including spatial analysis, network capacity management, and asset investment planning.

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Smallworld Design Manager Workflow now available

The Smallworld Design Manager™ engineering management product automates the plan, design, build and provision of service for electric, gas, water and telecommunications networks. Reflecting customer needs, GE has released a new licensing scheme of our Smallworld Design Manager product.

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Smallworld Physical Resource Assignment Product Announcement

At the Smallworld European User Conference in March, GE Energy announced the development of a new product in the Smallworld Network Inventory™ portfolio called Smallworld Physical Resource Assignment™ (PRA). The product is focused on accelerating the prequalification and assignment of the physical network to support delivery of services.

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Smallworld Fiber to the Home (FTTH) news

In November 2009, GE Energy announced the release of its new Smallworld FTTH module, based on the Smallworld Physical Network Inventory™ product. The focus of this module is to accelerate the rollout of FTTH networks by automating the network design process.

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Announcing New Smallworld Website

Visit the new, fully integrated Digital Energy website - a dedicated web portable to access Smallworld and MapFrame information, as well as the latest Digital Energy news and Smart Grid technology innovations.

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Market Position - Smallworld Leading

ARC Advisory Group, a leading global research and advisory firm, has extended its’ coverage of industries and infrastructure to incorporate the GeoSpatial information systems market.

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University of Waterloo launches SEED

The University of Waterloo launched North America's first school focusing an environmentally responsible business and development with more than $23 million in donations.

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GE Energy Joins the FTTH Council

GE Energy has recently become a member of the Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Councils in Europe, Asia Pacific, and North America. The FTTH Councils are non-profit organizations established to help its members with planning, marketing, implementing, and managing FTTH solutions.

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FTTH Conference 2010

GE Energy exhibited at the FTTH Conference in Lisbon on February 24-25, which was attended by more than 2,500 delegates from around the world. The conference focused on fiber as an enabler for new services and applications reflecting the theme ‘taking your life to new horizons’.

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