Prague, Czech Republic, 12 June 2006: At the inaugural BE Conference in Europe, Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced on June 12 that it has acquired GEF-RIS AG based in Leimen, Germany. GEF-RIS’s sis family of products is led by sisNET, an integrated solution for the design, documentation, and management of electricity, gas, water, and district heating networks. sisNET is built on Bentley’s MicroStation and maintains data in commercial spatially oriented databases such as Oracle.
In addition to offering products that help manage power utility networks, GEF-RIS also provides advanced analysis tools for engineers. sisHYD is an analysis solution for pipe hydraulics in systems that carry compressible media such as steam or gas. sisKMR provides structural analysis of any type of pipe and is particularly useful in optimizing district heating networks.