INOVx and Noumenon Agree to Transfer and Co-License Technology

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INOVx and Noumenon agree to transfer and co-license technology.

INOVx Solutions, Inc., the leading provider of solutions for Asset Certainty™, and Noumenon Consulting Ltd, a specialist in the integration of process plant information, announced today an agreement to transfer and co-license technology. INOVx will transfer its technology associated with writing Intergraph PDS models. In return Noumenon will provide its XMpLant® software for INOVx to embed in its RealityLINx product.

RealityLINx is a complete solution supporting every aspect of Virtualization™ from the creation of precise as-built virtual models from laser scanning data to the management of change keeping everything accurate and current. It works collaboratively within industrial enterprise environments by dynamically accessing asset information without replication and permits easy access through "one-touch" of the virtual asset.

XMpLant is technology for interoperability using ISO 15926. It has been adopted by major vendors of process plant design systems including AVEVA and Bentley and has already been deployed in over 50 major projects around the world. These have covered conversion of very large models from PDS to PDMS as well as publishing intelligent 2D and 3D models to AVEVA's VNET for use in engineering and operations. The neutral model is the full engineering model in XML using classes of ISO 15926-4, making it an ideal form for handover and archive.

"We at INOVx have worked very hard to ensure that our software works in heterogeneous environments. Equally important is that management of change is painless, seamless and as robust as possible" said Costantino Lanza, CEO of INOVx. "By incorporating Noumenon's XMpLant into RealityLINx we provide our customers with best-in-class interoperability between the engineering and plant operations worlds."

"Noumenon has long striven to provide a leading edge integration environment for intelligent process plant models. XMpLant embodies world-leading technology that leverages the flexible data modeling concepts of ISO 15926'' said Adrian Laud, Managing Director of Noumenon. "We have collaborated with INOVx in the past and are pleased to strengthen our relationship through this technology transfer. Most of all we are please to have XMpLant used by INOVx's fast growing customer base."

"Management of change is critical to Enterprise Asset Management. Ensuring accuracy and consistency with reality is critical to optimum operations, maintenance and most important safety. With INOVx incorporating Noumenon XMpLant into RealityLINx, customers can expend less effort with better results in Management of Change" said Houghton LeRoy of ARC Advisory Group.

About INOVx

INOVx, founded in 1999, is an innovative company that provides solutions for Asset Certainty™ to many of the Fortune 500 companies in the Global Process Industries. INOVx solutions permit one to create, manage and access accurate three dimensional views of all plant assets and use these views in daily work practices to better communicate and navigate all asset information. These solutions support many plant functions such as Reliability, Safety, Operations, Maintenance, Inspection, and Engineering. INOVx is also a pioneer and thought leader in the application of laser scanning technology for creating accurate and precise three dimensional models of exiting facilities. This Asset Documentation Service offers a reliable and proven way of creating and maintaining the three dimension asset models. INOVx is headquartered in Irvine, California.

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About Noumenon Consulting Ltd

Noumenon Consulting Ltd founded in 1998, is a company that specializes in the analysis, development and deployment of technology for interoperability of information. It has a focus on the process industry. The core tool, XMpLant®, provides a means to create a neutral XML archive and exchange model using the classes of ISO 15926-4. This tool enables the information from the design systems to be published in an open, neutral form. This facilitates the use of the information in operations as well as exchange between design systems and provides an ideal archive form. The technology has a flexible model at its core and can also be used for Buildings and Marine applications. The powerful mapping subsystem enables the interfaces to all applications to be data driven minimizing the need for code change. Noumenon is based in the UK.

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Virtualization, PlantLINx, 3-D PlantLINx and INOVx are trademarks and registered trademarks of INOVx Solutions, Inc. Noumenon and XMpLant are a trademark or registered trademark of Noumenon Consulting Ltd or XMTools Ltd. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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