Agreement to bring information technology to China power industry

By Control Engineering Staff March 14, 2006

San Leandro, CA —An enterprise-wide agreement between OSIsoft and FibrLink Communications Co. Ltd . allows OSIsoft’s real-time performance products to support real-time management, integrated data, and communication networking solutions and services in the power industry in the People’s Republic of China. The deal is valued at more than $300 million.

OSIsoft products will be installed throughout the electric utility industry, power grid, and telecommunications data centers in China. The 7-year pact calls for the two companies to work together to “deliver reliable and secure industrial systems and solutions for the power sector.”

For the past several years, FibrLink has been part of China’s national telecommunications engineering projects, providing maintenance and support services for backbone transmission networks, telephone switch networks, satellite networks, and data WANs to the power industry. OSIsoft will add a secure means of managing and delivering vast amounts of real-time data traveling over FibrLink networks across the country’s industrial footprint.

—Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jeanine Katzel, senior editor,