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CyboSoft Announces New Partner Strategy
to Make MFA Available on Industry-leading Platforms

October 21, 2003 - CyboSoft today announced its strategy to embed Model-Free Adaptive (MFA) controllers in the instruments, manufacturing equipment, and automation systems of brand-name suppliers in targeted industries. To date, CyboSoft's technology has only been available from CyboSoft directly as a PC-based application or embedded in a CyboSoft instrument.

MFA has long been considered an industry breakthrough because it provides adaptive, robust control for both simple and complex systems without the need for process models. In announcing this strategic change, Chairman and CTO Dr. George Cheng said, "Customers will benefit because we will team with their preferred providers of measurement and control solutions to make our unique technology available on the platforms in which they've already invested."

Early Successes
Coincidentally, CyboSoft and Bristol Babcock are jointly announcing the successful integration of their MFA technology in Bristol's ControlWave hybrid controller. ControlWave combines the best technologies provided by PLC, RTU and DCS architectures into a Hybrid system well suited to most all measurement and control applications. Additionally, Bristol has plans to make the MFA technology available to customers of their popular Network 3000 product line.

CyboSoft is also announcing the successful integration of CyboSoft's MFA control technology in National Instruments (NI) LabVIEW environment. MFA controllers can tightly control key variables in a changing test environment so that lab efficiency can be greatly improved. NI's FieldPoint distributed I/O and PXI instruments are the target platforms.

The Technology
No other comparable technology possesses all the attributes of the "dream controller": controls a wide variety of processes (simple and complex), is adaptive, easy to install, use and maintain. Based on the core MFA technology, CyboSoft has developed general-purpose controllers that can be engineered to solve application-specific control problems. MFA controllers do not require process models that are difficult to develop and maintain. Once installed, no controller tuning is required.

In most cases, an MFA controller can directly replace the legacy PID controller without the need for "system" redesign (plug-and play). Since there is always sensitivity to the cost of change, this protects the partners' systems and software investment. As an additional commitment to their partner's success, CyboSoft will no longer actively sell their own hardware platforms, thus avoiding competition with partner sales channels.

"Our legacy is in the industrial process control market. That's where we solved the most difficult-to-solve control problems, developed a portfolio of MFA controller offerings, and honed internal competencies such as embedding our software," says Dr. Cheng. "Our future is in bringing this technology to market via partners who want to differentiate themselves while offering greater value to their customers."

About CyboSoft

CyboSoft, General Cybernation Group, Inc., is the leader in control technology serving the worldwide process control, building control, and equipment control markets. In addition to its headquarters in Rancho Cordova, CA, the company has also established operations in China.

For more information, contact: CyboSoft, 2868 Prospect Park Drive, Suite 300, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 USA. Tel: (916) 631-6313, Fax: (916) 631-6312, e-mail: GCGroup@cybosoft.com, Web: www.cybosoft.com.

 
     
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