Redwood Shores, CA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — July 22, 2010 – Oracle has announced the availability of Oracle Utilities Network Management System 1.10.0 with new smart grid and security enhancements.
The application provides the necessary operational framework to integrate more tightly with smart switches and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems on the grid. This functionality helps utilities support self healing operations to restore customers’ power automatically, increasing customer satisfaction and meeting key performance indicators (KPIs) by diminishing sustained outages.
The application also offers more secure network connectivity, database transactions and user authentication. For example, the solution now ties directly into a utility’s active directory or open Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), rather than requiring separate passwords for the network management system.
The new release also enables enhanced damage assessments (DA), expanded outage management alerts and advanced analytics for suggested switching and Volt/VAr optimization.
“Oracle is committed to providing utilities of all types and sizes with the necessary tools to accelerate network restoration, improve operational efficiency, enhance system reliability and better manage distribution assets,” commented Stephan Scholl, senior vice president and general manager of Oracle Utilities. “The new release takes Oracle Utilities Network Management System to the next level by building out critical features focused on reducing the duration of outages through self healing capabilities and increasing customer satisfaction.”