POWER Engineers Selects Spark's Distrix SDN Platform for Power Plant Project

The Distrix Platform Provides Unprecedented Communications Reliability and Resiliency for Power Generators Supporting the Industrial Internet of Things

VANCOUVER, Nov. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Leading software networking company Spark Integration Technologies (www.sparkintegration.com) and leading engineering services firm POWER Engineers (www.powereng.com) announced today Spark's Distrix software defined networking (SDN) platform is being used to advance the Industrial Internet of Things by adding new, advanced networking and communications infrastructure for legacy power generator equipment, thereby, preserving existing infrastructure investments.

For this power plant project, the Distrix platform provides a software overlay to create IP-level communications over an existing serial communications network.  This approach delivers lower latency communication and fail-over network recovery for mission critical power generators.

With its Distrix platform, Spark recognizes that in advancing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Machine-to-Machine communication, avoiding "rip and replace" approaches are necessary.  Spark provides a next generation SDN overlay solution specifically designed to enable secure, complex networks across a range of communications technologies - and across the various layers of the OSI protocols stack. The Distrix platform easily and seamlessly integrates IP and legacy non-IP devices into a secure network.  Applications for this platform include remote monitoring, secure data transport for Big Data solutions, and where reliable communications are important.

"POWER Engineers truly understands the needs of the energy, food & beverage, facilities, communications, environmental and government markets," said Jay Friedman, President of Spark Integration Technologies.  "It's a win-win for Spark in combining POWER Engineers' expertise in industrial application with our advanced, networking solutions."

"The Industrial Internet of Things is quickly advancing," said Jim Lowe, Project Engineer of POWER Engineers.  "Spark has created a unique, software-based network communications approach that meets the needs of our customers."

To learn more about POWER Engineers, visit:  http://www.powereng.com

To learn more about Spark's Distrix SDN platform, visit: http://www.sparkintegration.com/products/distrix-vl

About Spark Integration Technologies
Founded in 2006, Spark Integration Technologies provides award-winning Distrix® software that simplifies the delivery of remote management services, heterogeneous network integration, machine-to-machine (M2M) and device-to-cloud (D2C) interconnectivity. Distrix is applicable to variety of market verticals including physical security monitoring, energy resource management, and diversified communications control. Distrix plays a central role in helping managed service providers and service delivery organizations provide cost-effective and flexible remote access and management services for operational technology, control systems, enterprise applications, and network equipment.

For more information, visit www.sparkintegration.com.

About Power Engineers
POWER Engineers is a global consulting engineering firm specializing in the delivery of integrated solutions for energy, food and beverage facilities, communications, environmental, and federal markets. POWER Engineers offers complete multidiscipline engineering and program management services. Founded in 1976, it is an employee-owned company with more than 1,900 employees and over 35 offices through the United States and abroad.

For more information, visit:  www.powereng.com.

SOURCE: Spark Integration Technologies Inc.

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Shannon Miller
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shannon.miller@sparkintegration.com
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Power Engineers
Janet Metzger
Corporate Communications
208.288.6132
Janet.metzger@powereng.com 
@PWREngineers

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