SL Software Selected to Power NYISO OASIS Dashboards for Monitoring of Critical Real-time Energy Market and Operational Data

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Corte Madera, CA –March 15, 2005 – SL Corporation, a leading provider of software solutions for the monitoring and display of real-time information, today announced that the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) selected Enterprise RTView to provide enhancements to the OASIS website that include interactive maps, new graphs,
and streamlined drill-down capabilities.

NYISO has deployed a series of improvements to the Open Access Same-Time Information System (OASIS) website in an effort to simplify the electronic display of important operational and market information. OASIS is a web-based, real-time tool used by Market Participants, including energy traders, to monitor real-time activity on New York’s wholesale energy markets and view critical operational and market data.

A number of OASIS enhancements were deployed in October 2004. Improvements include the reorganization of all data within the OASIS section of nyiso.com into major categories, including Pricing Data, Power Grid Data, Load Data, and Zone Maps. Categories also exist for Reports & Information, Graphs, and Market Applications. Despite the  data-dependent nature of its business, NYISO previously delivered mission-critical data in raw form, making it difficult for users to assimilate information and react to trends. To truly empower customers and foster open competition, NYISO sought a sophisticated graphical solution that would help users harness key information. Implementation was required within a tight four-month timeframe, making the task even more complex. Enterprise RTView™ from SL Corporation enabled NYISO to quickly and efficiently build dashboards and displays that made handling NYISO’s complex data set highly intuitive.

Traders and market participants now interact graphically through user-configurable real-time data displays packed with helpful features like thresholds, alarm notifications, custom data elements, and drill-down capabilities. At the same time, end users can effectively monitor critical load consumption levels with no more than a web browser on a public website. And Enterprise RTView helps all users quickly identify changes and spurs faster response times.

Given its aggressive implementation timeline, NYISO knew that selecting a vendor committed to responsive support was a critical success factor. “The high degree of success in our deployment would not have been possible without SL’s strong level of support,” confirms John Bub, Senior Analyst, with NYISO’s Business Requirements Group. SL’s effective training, consulting, and other support services met NYISO’s requirements throughout the project.

For NYISO, implementation of Enterprise RTView itself was straightforward, requiring a minimal portion of the project’s four-month timeline. Display development was expedited through an iterative process in which stakeholders and users reviewed options. Several rounds of feedback were provided to refine display functionality. After completing business and functionality requirements, the graphic displays were built in less than two weeks.

The NYISO also has a large investment in TIBCO middleware technology with plans to leverage more TIBCO functionality in the future. Enterprise RTView’s tight integration with several data sources, including TIBCO, ensures compatibility with the NYISO’s future architecture strategy.

About SL Corporation
SL (Sherrill-Lubinski) Corporation was founded in 1983 and is a leading provider of software solutions for the monitoring and display of real-time information. SL products have been licensed worldwide by market leaders in over 69,000 mission-critical applications throughout the process control, financial services, energy, and telecommunications industries. Global customer implementations include ABB, Agilent, Alcatel, Hewlett-Packard, and NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration).

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