Invensys Participates in CityNext

Invensys Participates in CityNext 
Company Engages With Government, Businesses and Citizens to Shape
Next-Gen Cities 
HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 08/15/13 --  Invensys, a focused
supplier of state-of-the-art industrial software, systems and control
equipment to the world's major industries, is working with Microsoft
on CityNext, an initiative designed to help governments, businesses
and citizens reimagine what is next for their cities.  
According to the United Nations, for the first time in history, more
than 50 percent of the world's population lives in urban areas and
nearly 70 percent of people will live in cities by 2050. This ongoing
migration creates unprecedented opportunities, but also intensifies
problems such as aging infrastructure, hazards to public health and
safety, pollution, crime and traffic. Through the CityNext
initiative, Microsoft and Invensys will help leaders do "new with
less." By combining the power of technology with innovative ideas,
CityNext will connect governments, businesses and citizens with city
services that increase efficiencies, reduce costs, foster a more
sustainable environment and cultivate communities where people
Invensys, through its Wonderware(R) software product line and partner
solutions, provides unique, modern industrial software solutions,
systems and control equipment that help improve critical
infrastructure operations, including for cities of all sizes. These
solutions help cities provide essential, life-sustaining services
like clean drinking water, sanitary wastewater treatment, reliable
electricity, safe transportation and other services. Wonderware
software solutions help clients utilize critical data to make better,
faster decisions and improve efficiency. Operational information of
practically any kind can be securely viewed in real time from
anywhere at any time, from a single, integrated and open Wonderware
software platform.  
"Our participation in Microsoft CityNext demonstrates our commitment
to helping cities be smarter, more sustainable and more innovative
now and to modernize for the future," said Rob McGreevy, vice
president of platforms and applications for Invensys. "Microsoft's
latest technologies will provide us with greater opportunities to
help our municipal customers transform and modernize their city
operations using familiar, secure Wonderware technology and devices.
Through this program, cities will be able to engage their citizens
and businesses using mobile applications and big data analytics,
helping to accelerate innovation and opportunities through community
development and workforce enablement programs."  
"We're thrilled to partner with Invensys on CityNext. Microsoft
prioritizes putting people and partners first in our initiatives and
CityNext is no different," said Laura Ipsen, corporate vice president
Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector. "Even though cities are feeling
the strain from economic challenges, we believe a new era of
innovation will create opportunities for people to utilize technology
to accomplish what they never thought possible. We're inspired by our
diverse partner ecosystem and know that working together we can help
cities realize their full potential."  
About Invensys  
Invensys is a global technology company that works in partnership
with a broad range of industrial and commercial customers to design
and supply advanced technologies that optimize their operational
performance and profitability. From oil refineries and power stations
to mining companies, appliance manufacturers, water treatment
facilities and city infrastructures, Invensys' market-leading
software, systems and controls enable its customers to monitor,
control and automate their products and processes, thereby maximizing
safety, efficiency, reliability and ease of use. To learn more about
Invensys, please visit 
Invensys, the Invensys logo and Wonderware are trademarks of Invensys
plc, its subsidiaries or affiliates. All other brands and product
names may be trademarks of their respective owners.  
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