AVEVA and INOVx Announce Technology Integration Alliance

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AVEVA and INOVx announce technology integration alliance.

AVEVA, the leading supplier of engineering IT systems for the plant and marine industries and INOVx Solutions, Inc., the leading provider of solutions for Asset Certainty™, today announced an alliance to integrate laser scanning technology and plant design software capabilities. INOVx's RealityLINx Exchange product is being integrated with market-leading AVEVA PDMS using AVEVA Laser Model Interface.

Recent advances in laser scan technology have made the use of laser scan point cloud data much more viable in the plant industries. Engineering project teams benefit very substantially from close interoperation of laser scan data with 3D CAD plant design systems like PDMS. This partnership provides a cost-effective integrated solution with the potential to reduce plant downtime on revamp and retrofit projects by combining the power of RealityLINx with the global reach of AVEVA PDMS.

RealityLINx Exchange incorporates new functionality for rendering laser scan point cloud data in 3D CAD environments. INOVx PlantLINx and RealityLINx software provide best-in-class capability for modelling from laser scan point clouds and subsequently providing Virtualization™ for industrial operations and maintenance.

"INOVx has long been a leader in the application of laser scanning technology. We are happy to extend RealityLINx point cloud functionality to work with the leading 3D design modelling software from AVEVA", said Costantino Lanza, CEO of INOVx. "The AVEVA Laser Model Interface provides a perfect fit to make sure our products dovetail together."

"AVEVA's as-built strategy provides open access to laser scan point cloud data in PDMS, irrespective of the laser scan technology used in the plant survey. This partnership recognizes INOVx as one of the leading laser scanning solution providers in the market today. We are very pleased to be coupling our products together for the mutual benefit of our customers" said Richard Longdon, CEO of AVEVA.

Houghton LeRoy, ARC Advisory Group commented,"ARC's Design, Operate and Maintain (DOM) Model identifies the importance of application interoperability, organizational collaboration and data synchronization for establishing an effective continuous improvement strategy for asset intensive industries. The AVEVA and INOVx combined solutions should offer good value for the industry and mutual customers, especially when integrated with other plant and enterprise applications."

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.

For more information please visit http://www.inovx.com.

About AVEVA Group plc
AVEVA Group plc is one of the world's foremost and fastest-growing lifecycle engineering IT solutions and services providers to the oil and gas, paper and pulp, power, chemical, pharmaceutical and shipbuilding industries. Listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:AVV), the Group reported pre-tax profits for the year ended March 2006 of GBP 11 million on revenues of GBP 66 million. The Group has grown consistently since 1967 on the strength of pioneering engineering technology that protects the information assets of its customers from the volatile nature of the IT industry.

The Group's history of innovation spans five decades and has produced most of today's major engineering IT technologies. Serving over 1500 clients, AVEVA has a dominant position in many market sectors both on and offshore. In May 2004, the Group acquired Tribon Solutions AB, the market-leading shipbuilding solution company and now serves 85% of the world's top 20 shipbuilders.

The Group's clients include leading plant owner operators, shipbuilders and engineering contractors such as Aker Kvaerner, ALSTOM Power, AMEC, Areva NP, BASF, China Huanqiu Contracting & Engineering Corporation, Daewoo Heavy Industries, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), Dalian New Shipbuilding, Du Pont, Electricité de France, Halliburton, Hanjin Heavy Industries, Hitachi, Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard, Hyundai Heavy Industries, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation, Merck, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, North-West Electric Power Design Institute, Petronas Carigali, Samsung Engineering, Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding, Shell, Sinopec Engineering Incorporation, STX Shipbuilding and Uhde.

Headquartered in Cambridge, England, AVEVA Group plc and its operating subsidiaries currently employ more than 500 staff worldwide with offices in England, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sweden, South Korea and the USA.

For more information please visit http://www.aveva.com


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