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2006 Press Releases-07

Tokyo, Japan - February 22, 2006

Yokogawa Announces Cooperative Efforts with GE Energy
for Integrated Asset Management

Yokogawa Electric Corporation today announced that it has demonstrated a working integration with GE Energy's System 1® software. 
Yokogawa's Plant Resource Management (PRM) System provides a framework for monitoring and diagnosing the health of field devices, such as process sensors and valves. GE Energy's System 1® platform provides similar functionality for the mechanical and thermodynamic health of rotating, reciprocating, and fixed machinery. Through the use of open standards, the two platforms can exchange a variety of status and diagnostic data, allowing users to monitor and manage the condition of a broader cross-section of plant assets than by using either system individually.

Connectivity to the System 1® platform is particularly important because it is the only software supporting the proprietary communications with GE's industry-leading Bently NevadaTM line of vibration monitoring and machinery protection systems, used by more than 25,000 customers worldwide. With more than 3,000 global sites already using the System 1® platform, it is the leading software of its kind and allows customers to more easily combine their installed machinery condition monitoring systems with Yokogawa's PRM system.

About Yokogawa
Yokogawa's global network of 18 manufacturing facilities, 81 companies, and over 650 sales and engineering offices spans 30 countries. Since its founding in 1915, the US$4 billion company has been engaged in cutting-edge research and innovation, securing more than 7,000 patents and registrations, including the world's first digital sensors for flow and pressure measurement. Industrial automation and control, test and measurement, information systems and industry support are the core businesses of Yokogawa. For more information about Yokogawa, please visit our web site at

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