PPL Electric Utilities Selects Mapframe's Fieldsmart Software for Mobile Mapping and Field Automation

DALLAS, TX—(BUSINESS WIRE)—January 21, 2008— MapFrame Corporation today announced that PPL Electric Utilities will implement MapFrame's FieldSmart(R) View, FieldSmart(R) Route, and Field Flow Manager(TM) to fulfill their mobile mapping and field automation requirements. MapFrame will compress and extend PPL Electric Utilities' ESRI GIS throughout the enterprise and work seamlessly with the Ventyx (formerly MDSI) mobile work force management application to provide PPL Electric Utilities field crews a "map-centric" view of their work orders.

"PPL Electric Utilities is committed to providing our mobile workforce with a fully-functional suite of work order management and mapping tools," said Tina Rauch, Information Management Team Lead at PPL Electric Utilities. "MapFrame has the technology that PPL Electric Utilities wanted from their mobile map provider: highly efficient compression technology, the ability to maintain currency by extracting and downloading only incremental GIS changes and experience integrating with Ventyx Mobile Workforce Management solution. But, most importantly, we selected MapFrame as part of our Mobile solution because MapFrame was able to demonstrate a mapping tool that is fast, easy to use, and designed specifically for the mobile worker."

MapFrame's FieldSmart View is the core map viewing application on which all FieldSmart applications are based. View will replace paper maps at PPL Electric Utilities and provide an easy-to-use interface for field workers to query, locate, navigate and redline their ESRI GIS data. Layered on top of View for a single, spatially-based tool will be FieldSmart Route. Route will provide PPL Electric Utilities field workers directions from point A to B by highlighting the route on the map, displaying turn-by-turn directions and delivering audio directions. In addition, the FieldSmart interface to Ventyx allows the day's work orders to be plotted, routed, and viewed within the map. MapFrame's powerful server component, Field Flow Manager, will handle data flow between PPL Electric Utilities' office and field environments, driving an incremental update process to synchronize data and keep field maps and related data current.

About PPL

PPL Electric Utilities Corporation, a subsidiary of PPL Corporation that provides electricity delivery services to about 1.4 million customers in Pennsylvania, has consistently ranked among the best companies for customer service in the United States. More information is available at www.pplelectric.com.

About MapFrame

MapFrame Corporation leads the industry in developing mobile mapping technology and field automation processes for electric, gas and water utilities, pipeline, telecom, cable TV and broadband organizations. More than just a map viewer, MapFrame's Enterprising Solutions(TM) integrate data from core systems such as GIS, CIS, dispatch, and work management into a single, easy-to-use field automation package. Unique compression and data flow capabilities allow organizations to extend back office data, including the entire GIS, into the field and throughout the enterprise. MapFrame's FieldSmart software brings greater efficiencies to the field, providing workers with fast access to the latest maps and customer information in both wired and wireless environments. Updates made both in the office and from the field are automatically downloaded on a daily basis, reducing mistakes and improving productivity. FieldSmart applications include View, Route, Secure, Sketch, Inspect, Plot, Repair, Design, Connect and Field Flow Manager. More information is available at www.mapframe.com.

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