OptiSense Network™ and IMS Power Quality Sign Exclusive Distribution Agreement

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Medium Voltage Optical Sensor Provider and Power Quality Leader Join Forces in Latin America to Improve Energy Reliability

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“OptiSense is excited to be joining forces with IMS, a specialist in electrical supervision and measurement products for voltage, power quality, and power factor measurement and control,” says Stephen Prince, CEO.

OptiSense Networks, Inc., a leading provider of distribution automation intelligence announced today that OptiSense has signed an agreement with IMS Power Quality, a leading provider of supervision and control products for electrical energy, for exclusive distribution of the OptiSense™ Medium Voltage Optical Sensor solution within the Latin American region.

“OptiSense is excited to be joining forces with such a renown and respected partner as IMS, a specialist in electrical supervision and control products.” says Stephen Prince, CEO of OptiSense. “IMS offers 30 years of expertise with voltage, power quality, and power factor measurement instrumentation in highly-dynamic markets,” notes Prince. “We are excited that IMS chose to integrate OptiSensors™ into their power quality offerings for utilities seeking Volt/VAR Control, Conservation Voltage, and Energy Theft detection.”

In emerging markets such as Latin America and Asia, greater than 40% of electrical energy is not paid for. Additionally, power quality issues affect many of the cities within Latin America, adversely affecting manufacturers and others who contend with voltage deviations problems such as flicker, harmonics, voltage sags, and unbalances.

Elektro, a leading provider of electricity in São Paulo, Brazil notes that the cost of distribution disturbances has reached unprecedented proportions and the industrial sector is very motivated to reduce the cost through new solutions. 1

The distribution agreement with OptiSense gives IMS exclusive rights to distribute OptiSense Medium Voltage solutions throughout Latin America. IMS will also offer training to utilities to maximize the intelligence beyond the substation that OptiSensors™ provide.

IMS Power Quality will be joining OptiSense™ at DistribuTECH January 24-26 in San Antonio, Texas. OptiSense is displaying their 15kV, 25kV, 35kV, and 46 kV OptiSensors™ “on the line” at Booth 4329.

1.“Power Quality Issues in South America: Present Reality and Future Opportunities”

About IMS Power Quality

Founded in 1981, IMS develops, produces, and markets highly efficient electronic devices that monitor the amount and quality of energy used. The continuous investment in research and development of proprietary technology has enabled IMS to gain credibility in an industry that requires dynamic and highly qualified technical, and manufacturing processes, marketing, pre and post-sales.

For more information on IMS (http://www.ims.ind.br), distribution of OptiSense products, or power quality, please contact:

COMMERCIAL AND MEDIA CONTACT:
Débora Presotto
President and CEO
debora(at)ims.ind.br

About OptiSense
Founded in 2001, OPTISENSE NETWORKS (http://www.optisense.net) provides utilities patented, medium voltage optical current and voltage sensors that increase electric distribution system reliability and efficiency through intelligence beyond the substation. Working closely with electric utilities, these next-generation sensors enable electric power companies to effectively monitor and manage distribution voltage, current and power factor in real-time.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Janet Kieffer
Gravity Solutions
214.277.3881
janet.kieffer(at)gravity-solutions(dot)com

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