GlobalSpec Announces Partnership With The Instrumentation,
Systems, and Automation Society (ISA)

ISA to Replace Online Buyer’s Guide with GlobalSpec Functionality,
Offering Visitors More Robust Search Capabilities

TROY, NY – (BUSINESS WIRE) – 10/27/05 – GlobalSpec (www.globalspec.com), the leading specialized search engine and information resource for the engineering community, today announced a partnership with The Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society (ISA), a nonprofit organization offering technical information, professional resources and networking opportunities within the automation profession.

This partnership, unveiled this week at the ISA Expo 2005 in Chicago, enables visitors to the ISA Web site (www.isa.org) to benefit from GlobalSpec’s valuable search capabilities, focused on the unique needs of the engineering and technical communities. GlobalSpec’s powerful content database and search tools will now form the backbone of the online buyer’s guide for ISA and will provide the data used to create the bulk of the printed ISA Directory of Automation and Control.

Users will have direct access to the advanced search and content features of SpecSearch®, GlobalSpec’s trademarked search technology, giving them the capability to search by specification over 86 million parts in 1,250,000 product families from more than 15,500 supplier catalogs. The relationship also offers access to The Engineering Websm, over 200 million Web pages of engineering and technical content, including patents, standards, materials properties, specifications and application notes.

"GlobalSpec is pleased to work with a leading industry association such as the ISA to enhance the search and education experience for the engineering and professional communities," said Scott Virkler, vice president of business development for GlobalSpec. "By offering our services to those who look to the ISA for the latest information in the automation and systems professions, we ensure that our capabilities are discoverable and visitors have a reliable platform for engineering research."

About ISA
Founded in 1945, ISA is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult problems. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere.

About GlobalSpec, Inc.
GlobalSpec, Inc. is the leading specialized information resource for the engineering community. Engineers and technical buyers regularly use GlobalSpec in their work process to search for and locate products and services, learn about suppliers and access comprehensive technical content on standards, patents, materials properties, specifications, designs, application notes and more. GlobalSpec's trademarked search technology, SpecSearch®, allows users to search by specification more than 86 million parts in 1,250,000 product families from more than 15,500 supplier catalogs. Suppliers representing their products and services on GlobalSpec gain a comprehensive marketing program designed to promote their brand and generate, track and manage highly-qualified sales leads. Information about GlobalSpec can be found at http://www.globalspec.com.

GlobalSpec and SpecSearch are registered trademarks and The Engineering Search Engine and The Engineering Web are service marks of GlobalSpec, Inc.

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