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PRESSRELEASE: Carmenta wins contract to build a new Rescue Coordination System

29 May 2013 , Carmenta ResQMap

Carmenta wins contract to build a new advanced Rescue Coordination System for the Swedish Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC).

The Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA) is the responsible authority for Maritime and Aeronautical Search and Rescue (SAR) services in Sweden and the Swedish JRCC is responsible for coordination of the SAR missions within SMA.

The new system will be designed to coordinate complex SAR missions, which will require close cooperation between Carmenta and JRCC staff during the development process. The system will conform to international maritime standards and include advanced functions for decision support. The system will have a rich set of GIS features and will communicate with several external systems, including the Swedish system for 112 emergency calls managed by SOS Alarm.

The new JRCC application will be based entirely on Carmenta’s platform for GIS and Command & Control and will be delivered for operation in last quarter of 2014.

Gunnar Storm, in charge of business development at Carmenta says, “This contract strengthens our position in the public safety sector and confirms our ability to deliver advanced GIS based solutions for mission critical purposes.”

More information
Gunnar Storm, Business Development, Carmenta AB
+46 31 775 57 00

About the Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA)
The Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA) is a governmental agency and enterprise within the transport sector and is responsible for maritime safety and availability. Our activities focus primarily on merchant shipping, but also take the pleasure boating and fishing interests into account. For more information, please visit www.sjofartsverket.se.

About Carmenta
Carmenta is a software company offering high-performance geospatial (GIS) solutions as well as systems for emergency response and critical infrastructure protection. With over 25 years of experience, our technology is characterised by high performance, high availability, ease of use, openness and scalability. Our products are based on set standards and support most geospatial data formats. As an active member of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), Carmenta is dedicated to using and promoting open standards wherever possible. For more information, please visit www.carmenta.com.

Read the press release (PDF).