Gatekeeper Systems Helps South Central Power Manage Outage Emergencies with NaviGate Spatial Data Fusion
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Gatekeeper Systems Helps South Central Power Manage Outage Emergencies with NaviGate Spatial Data Fusion

Pasadena, CA. June 2, 2005 - Gatekeeper Systems is pleased to announce that South Central Power (SCP) of Lancaster, Ohio has selected the NaviGate suite of data fusion based applications to better serve its members through improved outage management capabilities.

Gatekeeper Systems will install NaviGate, an off-the-shelf solution that provides SCP management and operations staff direct graphical access to electric network facilities data and customer data. The system also provides immediate access to critical transactional operational data including outage and customer call data from the SCP trouble-call system. SCP staff will be able to easily access enterprise data and derived outage information through the NaviGate web browser-based map user interface. The NaviGate Outage Management Module will provide SCP operations and dispatch personnel the tools to easily group trouble calls into outages and assign repair crews in an efficient and timely manner when outages occur.

South Central Power is among the largest power cooperatives in the U.S. and serves roughly 110,000 members in Ohio. "This system will provide our dispatchers the tools necessary to respond more efficiently to storm related outages and emergencies such as the ones we experienced last December. This enhancement should come as welcome news to our entire membership" said Ajit Kadakia, Executive Vice-President of SCP.

South Central Power joins FirstEnergy Corp., Akron, OH, and Peoples Energy, Chicago, IL as the latest adopters of this modern data fusion software suite.

About Gatekeeper Systems
Gatekeeper Systems is a software company based in Pasadena, CA and providing powerful software solutions for utilities and municipalities. Since 1998, Gatekeeper Systems has offered the NaviGate off-the-shelf software solution, an advanced database-driven application suite focused on maximizing operational efficiencies for utilities. NaviGate web-based applications are in extensive use at organizations throughout the United States, including PacifiCorp, Georgia Power, the City of Los Angeles, and Las Vegas Valley Water District. NaviGate applications include real time network monitoring, outage management, and wireless field automation of work orders, automatic vehicle location, Call Before You Dig, dispatch, redlining and other critical business functions for utilities.

For more information contact Gatekeeper Systems at, Email Contact, or 626/449-8135.