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Houston Independent School District Standardizes on Prolog Construction Project Management Software.  Largest Public School System in Texas works with Meridian partner; Project 3 Technologies delivers software and implementation services. FOLSOM, Calif. (November 4, 2009) —  Meridian Systems, the Plan-Build-Operate technology solutions leader for project-based organizations, announced today that Houston Independent School District (HISD) has selected Prolog® software to standardize its construction management processes. HISD is working directly with Project 3 Technologies, a Meridian Systems Value Added Reseller (VAR), to implement Prolog Manager across the school district’s current US$1.045 billion capital improvement program.

As the largest public school system in Texas and the seventh-largest in the U.S., HISD adopted Prolog to manage multiple programs to improve construction project accountability, transparency and reporting. After a detailed evaluation and formal request for proposal (RFP) process, HISD selected Prolog as its project management solution and Project 3 Technologies as its professional services provider.

“Our goal for the implementation includes establishing a central location for all project data to be available on a standardized software platform. This will help us increase the reporting capabilities and transparency of our program managers, who are managing millions of dollars in projects,” said Willie Burroughs, general manager, HISD. “Prolog will be a crucial system to effectively manage the vast amounts of information and keep all our projects and teams on track.”

“More public owners are adopting technology in order to better manage and support the detailed reporting requirements for public sector capital programs,” said Trent Hogan, president, Project 3 Technologies. “HISD specifically wanted to deliver the transparency and frequency of reporting required by its board and local community on exactly how each public dollar is spent, driving them to standardize Prolog.”

Prolog software delivers comprehensive project management control for construction projects by automating day-to-day tasks and processes, from project design to close-out. For more information on Prolog software, call Meridian at (800) 850 2660, or visit: http://www.meridiansystems.com/products/prolog/constructionprojectmanagement.asp.

About The Houston Independent School District The Houston Independent School District is the largest school district in Texas and the seventh-largest in the U.S. with 296 schools and more than 200,000 students. The 301-square-mile district is one of the largest employers in the Houston metropolitan area with nearly 30,000 employees. As a result of tremendous academic gains in recent years, a record 200 HISD schools achieved Texas’ top ratings of Exemplary or Recognized in 2009. For more information about HISD, go to http://www.houstonisd.org.

About Project 3 Technologies Project 3 Technologies is a software consulting firm and Value Added Reseller (VAR) for Meridian Systems in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma. With offices in Dallas and Houston, our team has experience with over 100 Prolog implementations and is focused on assisting construction and engineering clients with the selection, implementation and support of project-centric software applications. With Prolog at the core of our solution set, we offer several integrated solutions to address challenges and increase efficiencies throughout the project lifecycle. Services include business process consulting, project management, implementation, report writing, data conversions, training and technical support. For more information about Project 3 Technologies, go to www.project3tech.com.

Project 3 Technologies Contact Trent Hogan, President (214) 206 1300, thogan@project3tech.com

About Meridian Systems Meridian Systems, a Trimble Company (NASDAQ: TRMB), is the Plan-Build-Operate technology solutions leader for project-based organizations (PBO2 ). Building owners, construction and engineering firms, and public agencies use Meridian software to effectively manage capital building programs and facility assets. Meridian offers construction project management and infrastructure lifecycle management solutions that reduce project costs and schedules across the plan-build-operate project lifecycle. To learn more about how project-based organizations are benefitting from Meridian solutions, download a user study from FMI by visiting: www.meridiansystems.com.

Meridian Contact Tamara Kaestner, Marketing Programs Manager (916) 294 2375, tkaestner@meridiansystems.com