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Johnson Controls CFR Part 11 Facility Management System Gains Market Share
Metasys for Validated Environments provides custom control, record keeping technologies

MILWAUKEE - (September 20, 2002) - Johnson Controls solution for regulated environments, called Metasys for Validated Environments (MVE), is steadily gaining market share, particularly among leading pharmaceutical manufacturers worldwide. 

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Since its official introduction earlier this year, the MVE solution has been purchased or installed by nearly 20 organizations, including Pharmacia, Eli Lilly, Aventis and Astra Zeneca. The MVE solution offers custom control and record keeping technologies that help firms operate their facilities in compliance with applicable government regulations, including U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Title 21, CFR Part 11. 

"It is gratifying that our MVE product has been so readily accepted by the life sciences industry," said John Creighton, director of the life sciences global market at Johnson Controls. "This is another example of how listening to our customers helps us deliver smart solutions." 

MVE is an enhancement of the company's flagship Metasys building automation system, and is designed to help companies achieve and maintain regulatory compliance, especially in regard to secure documentation of electronic records and signatures. The MVE package is a comprehensive technology solution that includes a data center component, combined with a Web-based reporting and analysis suite, as well as a Johnson Controls M5 workstation. 

CatNet Systems "Metasys for Validated Environments, when combined with Compliance Assessment and Validation Support Services from Johnson Controls, offers a complete end-to-end solution. It aligns with regulatory codes by addressing both the technological and procedural components required for compliance," according to Johnson Controls sales manager Agostino Renna. 

The MVE system can be readily configured to meet the documentation requirements of individual users, company policies and regulatory codes. Johnson Controls incorporates a flexible security model that offers password-based authentication with unique electronic signatures - ideal for use in regulated applications. 

Other MVE security features include a secure, audited database function that is designed as the repository for all alarms, operator transactions and trend records. The Facility Explorer Data Center creating this secure database provides assurance that records cannot be deleted or altered. 


Aggreko LLC and Johnson Controls Team to Provide Integrated Power and Temperature Systems

Aggreko Joins Johnson Controls Integrated Supplier Program

HOUSTON - Aggreko LLC and Johnson Controls, Inc. have signed a multi-year agreement that ensures the seamless procurement and deployment of power, temperature control and compressed air systems to Johnson Controls customers. 

Selected by Johnson Controls to join its Integrated Supplier Program, Aggreko LLC is the U.S. division of the U.K.-based Aggreko plc (AGK.L). The company provides rental power, temperature control and compressed air systems and related services to companies around the world. 

Under the agreement, Johnson Controls and its customers will have greater and accelerated access to Aggreko equipment and services. In addition, the partnership further expands Johnson Controls' ability to respond to customer needs and provide an even greater business continuity solution.


Johnson Controls, Inc. is a global market leader in automotive systems and facility management and control. In the automotive market, it is a major supplier of seating and interior systems, and batteries. For nonresidential facilities, Johnson Controls provides building control systems and services, energy management, and integrated facility management. Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), founded in 1885, has headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Its sales for 2001 totaled $18.4 billion. Visit www.johnsoncontrols.com.


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