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GE Fanuc adds ControlSoft software to Proficy

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, JUNE 12, 2007 - GE Fanuc Automation entered into an agreement with ControlSoft of Cleveland, Ohio to provide ControlSoft’s INTUNE loop optimization software as an option to the upcoming release of GE Fanuc’s new Proficy® Process Systems solution for Process Control.

Proficy Process Systems is GE Fanuc’s process control system designed to deliver value to hybrid and continuous customers in industries including Life Sciences, Food & Beverage, Consumer Packaged Goods, Ethanol, Oil & Gas, Power & Energy, Milled Products and Water/Wastewater. GE Fanuc currently serves thousands of customers in these process industries today, and Proficy Process Systems represents a significant addition to the company’s product offering, officials reported.

“GE Fanuc is providing our customers with the freedom to implement a system that meets their needs today, and grow and expand to meet their needs tomorrow. We are doing that by delivering a contempory solution based on many of our well-proven technologies, along with technologies from other industry-leading technology partners like ControlSoft,” said Steve Ryan, GE Fanuc Director of Process Solutions. “ControlSoft is a recognized industry leader in process performance improvement technologies. Their INTUNE product will allow our customers to effectively tune their process control loops to optimize their systems and achieve the results they need. We are very excited about INTUNE joining the GE Fanuc process community.”

"We at ControlSoft are excited to be selected as a Technology Partner for the new Proficy Process Systems,” said Claude Flandro, Business Development for ControlSoft. “GE Fanuc’s selection of INTUNE demonstrates their commitment to leverage the best available technology to provide the functionality required by their process customers. INTUNE creates a dynamic platform for control loop optimization.”

About ControlSoft, Inc.
ControlSoft is known for providing industry-leading, loop optimization software for the process industries. ControlSoft Inc. was founded in 1985, and is headquartered in Highland Heights, Ohio.

ControlSoft's products have been licensed, branded, and embedded by many industry-leading vendors and operating companies. ControlSoft provides INTUNE Performance Improvement Suite for continuous improvement, process control monitoring, tuning, online diagnostics, and automatic reporting of poor performance. INTUNE is a registered trademarks of ControlSoft Inc. Known for providing exceptional customer support, ControlSoft offers custom services, including onsite tuning, consulting, studies, and training in control loop optimization and control strategies. With offices in the U.S., China, and India, ControlSoft provides innovative solutions for the process control market worldwide.

About GE Fanuc Automation
GE Fanuc Automation Corporation, a joint venture between General Electric (NYSE:GE) and FANUC LTD of Japan, delivers automation hardware and software designed to help users reduce costs, increase efficiency and enhance profitability. With solutions and services for virtually every industrial segment, GE Fanuc Automation provides a diverse array of capabilities and products, including controllers, embedded systems, advanced software, motion control, CNCs, operator interfaces, industrial computers, and lasers. Headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, GE Fanuc Automation is a part of GE Industrial and combines the diverse global strengths of the GE family with the local presence customers need to design, develop and maintain their automation investments.
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