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Baltimore's National Aquarium Picks FM Systems' Network Solution

Posted August 4, 2006

— The National Aquarium in Baltimore will use a software solution from Raleigh-based

FM Systems

to manage its preventative maintenance efforts.

FM provides workplace management solutions. The aquarium chose FM's "Interact" product.

The web-based system gives aquarium staff real-time access to exhibit support systems. The facility includes 125 support systems for exhibits as well as thousands of pieces of equipment that must be monitored.

."For each exhibit, we track the status of the animals' health and monitor the operating status of the equipment, but we needed software that could help us ensure that equipment was being properly cared for to minimize the risk of system failure," said Hans Keller, Chief Technology Officer for the Aquarium. "FM:Interact will help us keep track of maintenance schedules for all the equipment and we can tie each specific piece of equipment back to its system.

"This will help us make sure each exhibit support system will continue to run smoothly," he added. "Because FM:Interact is easily accessible and secure, it will consolidate all of the information with the flexibility we need."


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