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Telvent develops a managed information systems tool for SME´s of Catalonia

July 20, 2005

Madrid, July 15, 2005 – Telvent (NASDAQ TLVT), the Global RealTime IT Company, has signed a contract with Pimec – Pequeña y Mediana Empresa de Cataluña -, the organization that represents the micro, small and medium-sized companies of Catalonia, to develop managed communications services for its technological systems. In addition, Telvent will house its technological platform in the Barcelona Data Center; one of five Data Centers Telvent has on the Iberian Peninsula.

In this project, Telvent will provide remote monitoring services for systems and, at the same time, an immediate customer attention service for any possible incidents that might arise. Moreover, Telvent guarantees availability of the information systems twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, and will make remote security copies that enable immediate recovery of all information in the event of any contingence occurring in the Local Authority’s data protection center, which will be housed in Telvent’s facilities.

According to Telvent’s Chairman, Manuel Sanchez Ortega, “Our company has a successful 40 year history of providing industry-leading information technology solutions in Catalonia”.

Telvent currently possesses the largest network of Contingency and Disaster Recovery Centers on the Iberian Peninsula, with an overall surface area of 60,000 m2 comprising five neutral Data and Communications Centers in Madrid (two centers), Barcelona, Seville, and Lisbon, and it provides neutral housing, backup center, BRS and managed services for over 300 customers.

Pimec is the Catalan organization that represents the micro, small and medium-sized companies from all sectors and is fruit of the merger, in 1997, of the Pimec and Sefes organizations. In addition to individual companies, more than 197 trade guilds and associations are members of this organization that was established with the vocation of defending and representing the interests of the small and medium-sized company and participating in any and all consultation and debate forums of Regional, Central or European Authorities, through the European Union of Craftsmanship and the Small and Medium-sized Company (UEAPME).

Pimec has territorial offices throughout Catalonia: Barcelona (headquarters), Central Catalonia (Manresa), Tarragona, Lerida, and Gerona. All the territorial offices have their own governing bodies. In addition, it has branches in Baix Llobregat and Vallès Oriental. Pimec represents a new model of organization that, through its support of micro, small and medium-sized companies, wants to make a contribution to the country, which is its main role as a social agent of Catalonia.

Telvent (NASDAQ: TLVT), the Global RealTime IT Company, is specialized in high value-added solutions for four specific industrial sectors (Energy, Traffic, Transport and Environment) in Europe, North America, Latin America and China. (

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