Pavilion Technologies

March 14, 2005 09:00 ET

Emirates Team New Zealand Sets Sail to Claim the America's Cup with Pavilion Technologies; Modeling Technology Charts Winning Course for Yachting Team


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MARCH 14, 2005 - 09:00 ET

Emirates Team New Zealand Sets Sail to Claim the
America's Cup with Pavilion Technologies; Modeling
Technology Charts Winning Course for Yachting Team

AUSTIN, Texas & AUCKLAND, New Zealand--(CCNMatthews - Mar 14, 2005) -

Pavilion Technologies, a world leader in advanced process control (APC)
and environmental compliance solutions, announced today that it is an
official supplier for Emirates Team New Zealand, challengers in the 32nd
America's Cup which will take place in 2007 in Valencia, Spain.

As part of the agreement, Emirates Team New Zealand will license
Pavilion's technology to visualize, analyze and model navigational,
structural and meteorological data. Harnessing data about weather
conditions, ship design and sailing course means the crew can make
model-based predictions that will improve overall team performance in
its bid for the Cup.

"Technological innovations have always been a key contributor to
America's Cup success and we are pleased to have Pavilion Technologies
as an Official Supplier for the next Cup challenge," said Grant Dalton,
Managing Director of Emirates Team New Zealand. "We believe that
Pavilion's software, through its ability to model performance, identify
improvements and provide predictive guidance, is a valuable contributor
to our success."

Pavilion's modeling software recognizes complex patterns in data,
applies models to incoming data and generates the best course of action
to achieve the desired result. The software resides on the Emirates Team
New Zealand yacht and continuously monitors more than 125 sensors
capturing real-time information related to navigation, weather and
overall ship conditions. By collecting and analyzing these data points
the crew can model "what-if" scenarios in real-time during the race.
Predicting the outcome of numerous potential actions -- such as the
ideal position for crossing the starting line -- will maximize the
yacht's performance in competition.

Emirates Team New Zealand is relying on the same software Pavilion's
manufacturing customers use every day for advanced process control.
Companies such as BP, Chevron Phillips and Nestle depend on the same
solutions to increase yield, enhance product quality and reduce costs in
manufacturing operations.

"Pavilion is proud to be an official supplier to Emirates Team New
Zealand," said Pavilion CEO Ralph Carter. "It is interesting to see the
same technology applied to competitive sailing that leading
manufacturers around the world use to generate production improvements
for their companies. The same advantages that manufacturers experience
in overall business performance through our technology, Emirates Team
New Zealand experiences on the water in a sailing environment."

The race for the America's Cup includes a series of qualifying rounds
that began in 2004 and will culminate in the America's Cup match in 2007
in Valencia, Spain. Emirates Team New Zealand hopes to claim the Cup
from Team Alinghi, which won the 31st America's Cup race against then
Team New Zealand in 2003.

About Pavilion Technologies

Pavilion Technologies is the leading developer of advanced process
control (APC) and environmental compliance solutions. Pavilion's
ValueFirst™ customer relationship methodology aligns the company's
people, products and processes to deliver rapid and recurring value for
their customers. More than 350 leading companies worldwide, including
BP, Eastman Chemicals, Fonterra, Nestle, TOTAL Petrochemicals and
Weyerhaeuser depend on Pavilion's solutions to increase yield, enhance
product quality, reduce variable costs and achieve environmental
compliance each day. Pavilion Technologies is a privately held company
based in Austin, TX, with offices serving every region of the world.
More information available from www.pavtech.com.

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