IBS Group Member Announces New Cloud-Based Platform Empowers the Smart Grid with Targeted Consumer Engagement

 IBS Group Member Announces New Cloud-Based Platform Empowers the Smart Grid
                      with Targeted Consumer Engagement

  PR Newswire

  RAMSEY, Isle of Man, January 29, 2013

RAMSEY, Isle of Man, January 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

IBS Group , a leading software development and IT services provider in Central
and Eastern Europe, announces that Luxoft , a member of IBS Group and a global
provider of advanced application and product development services, introduced
DMMessenger at the DistribuTECH 2013 in San Diego, California . DMMessenger
is the energy consumer analysis and engagement tool that processes and
segments high-volume meter data. Luxoft created DMMessenger specifically for
Smart Grid solution vendors who want to empower their products with an active
consumer engagement engine, meter data processing, cloud-based storage, social
network integration, and two-way consumer messaging.

" Smart Grids is not about making people to consume less, it ' s about
efficiency. Smart Grids enable people to consume energy in a green and a more
sustainable way, " said Michael Minkevich, VP Technology Services at Luxoft .
" In order to proactively engage customers, utilities want a more effective
means of communication with them and need software products that include
extensive customer engagement functionality. DMMessenger, that analyzes large
volumes of consumer data and identifies the target groups amongst millions of
clients is just the tool that allows the software vendors to rapidly develop
such solutions. By engaging these groups utilities can achieve a more
efficient grid operation, especially in critical peak times, to save money for
the consumer and the supplier. "

With the rollout of Smart Meters the enormous quantity of data and the need
for high quality accurate data create a completely new problem for meter data
analysis. Traditional systems, such as Meter Data Management (MDM), are not
designed to provide a fast analysis of Big Data (large complex datasets that
cannot be processed by traditional database management methods). DMMessenger's
architecture solves the Big Data problem by transferring the new reads to
cloud-based distributed storage that grows as needed. A distributed analytical
engine is used to process millions of interval reads in real-time and in
parallel.

Using DMMessenger's innovative processing engine, utility companies can
classify consumers by their load profiles, location, and other parameters and
then select consumers who are likely to provide the biggest curtailment
benefits. No sensitive information is stored in the cloud and all customer
data is completely secure. Once customers have been segmented and targeted,
DMMessenger provides the utility company with a rich and entertaining tool for
engagement and two-way communication. DMMessenger is tightly integrated with
Customer Information System (CIS) using open Application Programming
Interfaces (APIs) to query the CIS database for customer records, including
the contact data used to subscribe the consumers who can choose the way they
want to receive the information: phone call, text message, email, or Facebook.
Demand management events can be in the form of an alert or notification about
a program start, a critical peak pricing event, or an outage event. Energy
games can be set up on Facebook, giving consumers who opt-in for engagement
the chance to earn bonuses and to post their game results on Facebook. You can
learn more about DMMessenger by visiting http://www.luxoft.com/energy .

About IBS Group Holding Limited

IBS Group is a leading software development and IT services provider in
Central and Eastern Europe. Through its two principal subsidiaries, Luxoft and
IBS IT Services, it offers a wide variety of information technology services,
such as software development and IT services outsourcing, IT infrastructure
and business applications implementation. IBS Group has business operations in
Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, the UK, the USA,
Vietnam and Singapore. IBS Group employs more than 8,300 people worldwide. In
the year ended March 31, 2012, the Group reported US GAAP consolidated
revenues of USD816.3 million. IBS Group's Global Depositary Receipts are
listed on the Regulated Market (General Standard) at the Frankfurt Stock
Exchange (Bloomberg: IBSG:GR; Reuters: IBSGq.F)

For more information about IBS Group please visit http://www.ibsgr.com

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