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PAS and NovaTech Announce Strategic Partnership for Comprehensive Automation

NovaTech to deliver PAS’ automation and operations effectiveness solutions to clients worldwide.

May 31, 2011

Houston, TX – Process software and engineering services provider PAS today announced its partnership with NovaTech, a leading provider of process automation, electric power measurement, and substation automation. NovaTech will offer PAS’ automation and operations effectiveness solutions to increase the safety, productivity, and reliability of their client’s facilities.

“Our clients routinely request alarm management, high performing operator interfaces, and comprehensive configuration management solutions to operate their facilities safely and profitably. We recognized PAS’ leadership and expertise in these areas and decided to introduce them into our portfolio. This will strengthen our competitive advantage and give our clients a more comprehensive automation solution,” said NovaTech President, Aubrey “Buz” Zey.

“We are very excited to have NovaTech as an alliance partner. Through this partnership, NovaTech will take PAS solutions to industries and clients that we would not typically have exposure to, creating new opportunities for both companies,” noted PAS President, Chris Lyden.

PAS’ operations effectiveness solutions include alarm management software, control loop performance software, and high performance Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs). PAS’ PlantState Suite™ is a comprehensive alarm management and operations support software suite, providing event analysis, documentation and rationalization, auditing and enforcement, and dynamic alarm management. PAS also designs and implements high performance HMIs that improve situational awareness, enabling console operators to make quick and accurate decisions.

NovaTech will also resell PAS’ automation effectiveness solution, Integrity™ software, which maps the configuration of automation systems, including Distributed Control Systems, Programmable Logic Controllers, Historians, and Safety Instrumented Systems. Integrity software provides comprehensive configuration management and management of change within and among disparate vendor’s automation systems, which facilitates compliance with industry standards such as NERC CIP.

About PAS 
PAS ( improves the automation and operational effectiveness of power and process plants worldwide by aggregating, contextualizing and simplifying relevant information, and making it universally accessible and useful. We provide software and services that ensure safe running operations, maximize situation awareness, and reduce plant vulnerabilities. Our comprehensive portfolio includes solutions for Alarm Management, Automation Genome Mapping, Control Loop Performance Optimization, and High-Performance Human-Machine Interfaces. PAS solutions are installed in over 1000 industrial plants worldwide.

About NovaTech
With over 30 years of experience and more than 100,000 products and systems installed worldwide, NovaTech ( is a proven process automation, electric power measurement, and substation automation and integration solutions provider. NovaTech has outperformed in its industry sectors for the past five years because of our commitment to superior customer service, innovative products, and a level of customization unmatched by our competitors. Our open, integrated solutions leverage the latest technologies and standards to provide our customers with immediate returns and superior long-term value. We continue to expand and improve our comprehensive range of engineering and training services, alternative energy and energy efficiency solutions, and state–of–the–art products.