MANAMA, Bahrain, February 12 /PRNewswire/ --

InStep Software's PRiSM, online condition monitoring, and eDNA real time data historian solutions will be featured during the POWER GEN 2009 technical tour of the Al Hidd Power Plant, where they are installed, formally marking the entry of InStep software into the Middle East market. InStep's complete solution is charged with monitoring the facility's major gas turbines, associated heat recovery steam generators and desalination equipment.

InStep's PRiSM is a self-learning analytic application for real time online monitoring of critical assets for condition based maintenance; eDNA is an enterprise level real time data historian that archives multiple data points on a second by second basis. Together PRiSM and eDNA are providing the Al Hidd Power Plant with solutions that complement its state of the art infrastructure and set a benchmark for Middle East energy facilities. A single identified fault has proven to save a power plant over $500,000; one InStep Software customer realized a five-to-one ROI in the first year of utilizing PRiSM.

InStep's solutions provide Al Hidd with very easy access to critical, real-time data on the health of many important assets in this plant. This will save us both time and money by providing early identification of equipment failures backed up with a detailed history of equipment condition. We were particularly impressed with PRiSM's online equipment health monitoring capability and eDNA's ability to maintain a high fidelity long term archive. These were natural selections for one of the most modern independent power and desalination plants in the Middle East, says Bill King, Director of Production, Al Hidd Power Plant. The Al Hidd Power Plant is owned by a consortium of International Power, Sumitomo and GDFSuez.

InStep Software: A leading provider of real-time performance management solutions for utility, process, manufacturing and telecommunications industries and government agencies. InStep extends the investment in modern control, monitoring and smart devices by collecting, storing, displaying, reporting, and analyzing the information provided by these systems. Customers include Eskom, Shanghai Electric Power Co., LTD., LukOil, Tokyo Electric Power Company, Korean Electric Power Corporation, Vattenfall, Exelon and Southern Company.

Steve Lundin, +1-312-602-2434,, for InStep Software