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Intergraph, PowerLine Partner to Provide Management, Analysis Software

Intergraph Corporation has announced a distributor partnership with PowerLine Technology, Inc., a provider of engineering software for utility organizations. Under the terms of the agreement, G/Technology, Intergraph's integrated geofacilities management system, will be augmented with PowerLine's pole analysis software, applications employed by utilities to design and build overhead power lines in compliance with the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC).

The integration of PowerLine's software, PoleForeman and SagLine, into G/Technology creates a comprehensive solution for the electric and telecommunications industries. This solution delivers ease for complying with the latest government regulations, as well as more consistent and accurate engineering calculations from field personnel, which are essential to ensure public safety and service reliability.

PoleForeman, based on the National Electrical Safety Code, is a structural analysis program used for evaluating the integrity of utility poles, helping to alleviate pole breakage by ensuring the appropriate pole size is used to support conductors, transformers, communication cables and other utility pole attachments. SagLine software calculates clearances over roadways, waterways and other terrain to help designers meet minimum clearance requirements.

"The robust growth of our partner program is facilitated by our open architecture and commitment to industry standards. This illustrates the integrity of our solutions and the demand for our offerings among various vertical segments of the utilities market. G/Technology delivers a broad suite of applications for our customers," said Jay Stinson, vice president of Intergraph Utilities & Communications. "Through our partnership with PowerLine, we are able to expand the offering, providing our customers with compliance and enhanced efficiency and cost savings."

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