Utilization of Blue Pillar's Avise Digital Emergency Power Management System Expanded at Major Academic Medical Center

Thursday, June 12, 2008 General News
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ALPHARETTA, Ga., June 11 Blue Pillar(TM) Inc., developerof the Avise(TM) system, the world's first digital Emergency Power ManagementSystem (dEPMS(TM)), today announced that Duke University Medical Center hasexpanded the innovative, web-enabled solution to its nationally-recognizedhospital.

Designed especially for health care institutions, the Avise systemconnects separate and physically isolated emergency power supply systems intoa single, cohesive network. The Avise solution enables 24-hour management of afacility's emergency power supply systems -- providing personnel withreal-time visibility of critical emergency power components in the case of anoutage.

Duke was the first medical facility in the country to use the Avisesystem. Blue Pillar's solution has been particularly applicable to powermanagement needs at Duke, according to Robert Guerry, PE, the facility'sdirector of engineering and operations. "The management of emergency powersupply systems has become increasingly complex, especially in light of today'smore stringent regulatory requirements," said Guerry. "This system provides uswith another important tool to help us manage the health and readiness of ouremergency power components."

Unlike expensive, custom-engineered projects that can take up to a year toimplement, the Avise system leverages current digital technology and can be upand running in a few days after the necessary infrastructure is installed.The Avise system connects to all generators and electrical distributioncomponents regardless of age and manufacturer. It is highly scalable, worksin any hospital environment and can expand easily as a health care campusgrows.

"Emergency power management is a necessity for today's medicalinstitutions," said Joe Scoufis, chief executive officer of Blue Pillar. "TheAvise solution not only makes hospital emergency power supply systems morereliable, but also provides the compliance documentation necessary to meetregulatory requirements and reduces maintenance and operational costs."

The Avise system provides browser-based access and allows facilitiespersonnel to remotely view all emergency power supply systems on a singlecomputer screen, performing a wide range of functions including:

"The Avise solution has transformed the way hospitals view emergency powermanagement," said Dan Chisholm, principal of MGI Systems and a leadingemergency power systems consultant. "To reduce risk exposure, hospitals needto have a system like this -- a unique system that features the latestinnovations to improve patient safety and provides additional protectionagainst liability."

Blue Pillar Inc., was founded in March 2006 and is the leading developerin the emerging digital Emergency Power Management System marketplace. Formore information on Blue Pillar and Avise, please visit: www.bluepillar.com.

Blue Pillar Inc. is the creator of Avise(TM) digital Emergency PowerManagement System (dEPMS(TM)), a purpose-built software application for thecritical emergency power management needs and compliance requirements uniqueto health care facilities. Blue Pillar is devoted to providing its customerswith the most advanced system possible to gain insight into the health andreadiness of their critical emergency power equipment.

Blue Pillar, Avise and dEPMS are trademarks of Blue Pillar Inc. All othertrademarks belong to their respective owners.* Testing - remote initiation of Joint Commission-required load tests * Data Logging - variety of logging types including event, historical, archival and testing, as well as multiple logging destinations for redundancy and disaster planning * Alarm Notifications - component monitoring for anomalies; extensive alarm and pre-alarm notifications customized and adjusted to fit each installation's unique requirements * Fuel System Monitoring - monitoring

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