SOURCE: QualityLogic Inc.

QualityLogic: Putting Technology to the Test

September 02, 2009 08:00 ET

QualityLogic Named as Partner in Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project

MOORPARK, CA--(Marketwire - September 2, 2009) - QualityLogic (www.qualitylogic.com) announced today participation in a team of utilities, vendors and research groups that has submitted a five-year, $178 million proposal to the U.S. Department of Energy to build a smart electric grid demonstration system in the Pacific Northwest region. The proposal is for economic stimulus grants the DoE has received, contending for government funds aimed at accelerating demonstrations of new smart grid technologies.

The Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project partnership will be led by Battelle Memorial Institute -- a non-profit research group -- and includes a dozen utilities in five Northwest states, as well as the Bonneville Power Administration. Vendors involved in the proposal include 3TIER Inc., Areva USA, Drummond Group Inc., IBM Corp., Netezza Corp. and QualityLogic Inc.

QualityLogic partnered with the Drummond Group (www.drummondgroup.com) to be the vendors responsible for interoperability testing and certification of Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration project technologies. QualityLogic will apply its proven conformance and interoperability testing and certification methodologies to the key technologies and standards that will be exercised in the PNW-SGDP project.

"QualityLogic has been helping solve complex interoperability problems for close to 25 years. We excel in analyzing intricate technical specifications and standards, and developing rigorous, real-world test solutions to help ensure interoperability between devices," said Dave Jollota, CEO and President of QualityLogic. "We are excited to work with the Drummond Group as part of the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project partnership and look forward to contributing to the success of this important project."

Over the last 20 years, QualityLogic has helped companies in many industries deliver new technologies and implement various standards including T30/T38 fax conformance and interoperability, numerous conformance/interoperability testing solutions for all of the popular Page Description Languages in the printing industry, and conformance and interoperability testing solutions for web technologies and web services among others.

ABOUT QUALITYLOGIC

QualityLogic is a highly respected provider of testing products and outsourced quality assurance and engineering services. The Company provides a flexible menu of services at customers' sites, at QualityLogic's labs, or as managed services that scale to meet customers' evolving needs. QualityLogic's customers include technology companies around the world in a wide range of industries:

--  Printer and MFP OEMs, ODMs and technology providers rely on
    QualityLogic test solutions to validate their products' performance,
    conformance to industry standards, and interoperability with other hardware
    and software products.
--  Network infrastructure equipment manufacturers, carriers, and telecom
    service providers use QualityLogic fax test equipment to ensure
    interoperability with fax traffic from traditional devices and across the
    Internet.
--  IT departments in companies of all sizes look to QualityLogic to
    ensure their web applications or websites meet their quality objectives.
--  Marketing groups rely on QualityLogic to provide independent
    validation of their competitive advantages.
    

For more information, visit www.qualitylogic.com.

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