PRESSRELEASE: Carmenta acquires command and control application platform
17 April 2013 , Carmenta CoordCom
Carmenta a world leader in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) expands its product portfolio by acquiring CoordCom – a market leading platform for command and control applications. The acquisition strengthens Carmenta’s position as a supplier in the market for Emergency Response solutions.
Carmenta AB, headquartered in Gothenburg Sweden, has entered an agreement with Ericsson, the world-leading ICT provider of technology and services to telecom operators, to acquire Ericsson’s command and control application platform CoordCom.
In addition to the acquisition of the CoordCom application platform the two companies have entered a global partnership agreement allowing Ericsson to resell CoordCom as part of its services led Emergency Management offering to 112/911 emergency response agencies.
CoordCom, a feature rich command and control application, allows emergency response agencies to efficiently receive, analyze and dispatch 911/112 emergency calls from the public that require help by police, fire and rescue operations.
Björn Berndtsson, CEO of Carmenta says, “We are delighted to bring our long term strategic partnership with Ericsson to the next level. The CoordCom application allows us to complement our industry leading GIS product ResQMap with command and control application services. Our portfolio will be reinforced by the combination of these products and will ensure us to meet customer’s needs in a more efficient way.”
Paolo Colella, Vice President and Head of Consulting and Systems Integration at Ericsson says: “Having a partner that offers the combination of CoordCom and ResQMap in their portfolio allows us to provide complete Emergency Response solutions for our customers using the latest GIS technology. This mixture of product technology and systems integrations services is unique and gives a clear market advantage.”
Carmenta will acquire the application and added assets from Ericsson. In addition, some 30 CoordCom application professionals will join Carmenta in Q2, 2013.
The term GIS is used for systems designed to capture, store, manage, and present all types of geographical data. For emergency management GIS is essential in today’s Emergency Response solutions.
Björn Berndtsson, CEO, Carmenta AB
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Carmenta is a software company offering high-performance geospatial (GIS) products and services to customers in the Defence, Security and Enterprise sectors. With over 25 years of experience our technology is characterised by high performance, ease-of-use, openness and scalability. Our products are based on standards and we support most geospatial data formats. As an active member of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Carmenta is dedicated to using and promoting open standards wherever possible.
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