Utilismart Corporation partners with Primus Business Services

    LONDON, ON, Sept. 1 /CNW/ - Utilismart Corporation, a leading provider of
energy management and settlement solutions for electric utilities, has
partnered with Primus Business Services to establish a secured data centre
environment in Primus' London, Ontario Data Centre location. Under the
partnership, Primus is providing additional data centre services to Utilismart
which includes backup, disaster recovery and hosting solutions for
Utilismart's Canadian and U.S.-based customers.
    One of Utilismart's core business strategies is to ensure system
security; redundancy and replication are continuously being streamlined and
automated to maximize service availability, reliability and accuracy. The
Primus - Utilismart partnership achieves this goal and elevates Utilismart's
service standard to a superior level.
    "We take the integrity of our customers' data very seriously and we are
confident that their data is being managed and operated by one of Primus'
ultra-secure, world-class data centres," said Bruce Smith, President & CEO
Utilismart Corporation. "Customer driven requirements in Ontario, eastern
Canada and the U.S., combined with our own belief that customers would
eventually want to do more with the data we were already collecting on their
behalf, continues to be central to all of our business decisions and choosing
Primus Data Centre Services is a direct reflection of that."
    Primus has data centres in Toronto, Ottawa, Edmonton, London and
Vancouver. Each facility was built to surpass industry standards for security,
reliability, performance, speed, redundancy and scalability. All of Primus'
Data Centres were designed to keep web sites, servers and critical
applications connected to the Internet for 100% uptime. Each centre has
24-hour monitoring and technical support services; N+1 configurations for
power, cooling, and servers to ensure servers are kept on-line; the latest in
green technology; and biometric security ensuring only qualified personnel
have access to the facility.

    About Primus Business Services

    Primus Business Services is a leading national full service
communications provider offering voice, data, hosting, IP connectivity,
disaster recovery and business continuity solutions to over 40,000 Canadian
Companies. With 7 world-class, state-of-the-art Data Centres across Canada,
Primus Business Services keeps companies' websites, servers, and mission
critical applications connected for enhanced business continuity. Primus
Business Services is a division of Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc.

    About Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc.

    Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. is the largest alternative
communications carrier in Canada and now serves over 1 million customers
across its suite of services. Primus Canada offers the widest selection of
consumer and business telecommunications service available nationwide
including Home Phone, Internet, Long Distance, VoIP and Wireless services.
Primus Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of McLean, Virginia-based Primus
Telecommunications Group, Incorporated (OTCBB: PMUG). Additional information
is available at www.primus.ca.

    About Utilismart Corporation:

    Headquartered in London, Ontario, Canada, Utilismart Corporation is a
leading provider of energy and settlement management services to electric and
water utilities, commercial, industrial and large use consumers in the Ontario
electricity marketplace. Utilismart also provides data collection, storage,
and delivery services for utilities residential smart metering and AMI
deployments. Utilismart's service offerings are not restricted by geography,
as demonstrated by a customer base that includes customers located throughout
Ontario, Nova Scotia, Texas, Massachusetts and Mississippi. Utilismart
Corporation operates web-based services that provide customers with critical
information needed to make informed decisions about electricity and water
    Utilismart also owns and operates WattsWorth Analysis Inc. located in
Toronto, Ontario. Serving as the consulting arm of Utilismart, WattsWorth
Analysis Inc. personnel provide settlement services to commercial - industrial
customers, purchasing advice to municipal electricity buying groups and back
office support to an Ontario market generator.
    For more information, please visit www.utilismartcorp.com.

For further information:

For further information: Hannah Arnold or Shannon Vander Hook, Linden
Alschuler & Kaplan, Inc., Public Relations, (212) 575-4545

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