Software Briefing: Gridpoint, 1E, SCI, Norwegian Cruises
Smart grid technology supplier GridPoint Inc. has announced the release of utility management software GridPoint Energy Manager. The software complements existing hardware and service offerings to manage the deployment and operation of energy endpoints, such as building management systems, solar arrays, electric vehicle and home energy management technologies.
Eniram Limited, provider of dynamic decision support systems for the shipping industry, today announced that it has signed a five-year agreement to provide FLEET, its web-based reporting solution for fleet level performance, to Norwegian Cruise Line. Norwegian will deploy FLEET for nine of its cruise ships. This latest agreement follows an initial contract with Norwegian in 2008 for Eniram’s Dynamic Trimming Assistant, an onboard system for dynamically monitoring and optimizing the trim on individual vessels in order to make bunkering savings and improve environmental performance. FLEET works by analyzing cumulative data collected from vessels equipped with the trimming assistant.
Midas Medici Group Holdings Inc., a green IT company, has launched UtiliPoint Analytics. The product aims to provide methodology and tools to advance smart grid applications, smart meter data management, and data center efficiency tools.
Scientific Conservation Inc. (SCI), a provider of energy efficiency solutions, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Servidyne Inc., an energy management and demand-response company, for a price of $3.50 per share in an all-cash transaction. The transaction, approved by the boards of directors of both companies, is expected to close in or before the fourth quarter of 2011, pending Servidyne shareholder and customary regulatory approvals. Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will take on the name SCIenergy Inc.
Fleet efficiency firm GreenRoad has added increased functionality to GreenRoad 360, its fleet driver performance and safety management tool. The enhancements include functions that keep the vehicle under the posted speed limit and recognize “idling hot-spots” among a fleet within a geographic area or on routes.
Finally, efficiency software provide 1E has announced that IT firms MCPc Inc. and TriCon Technical Services Inc. have joined its North American channel partner program, The 1E channel program is designed to provide its partners with highly customized tools and resources to help them gain market traction, 1E says.
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