EmerGeo Announces Record $1.4 Million Contract in the Middle East
Vancouver, B.C., – January 6, 2010 – EmerGeo Solutions Worldwide Inc. (TSX-V: EMG), a leading provider of emergency management software and consulting services, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary Emergeo Software Solutions Middle East LLC has secured a strategic contract with the Ministry of Interior, represented by the Abu Dhabi Police G.H.Q., to implement its EmerGeo software. The software was used by the Abu Dhabi Police in their emergency and crisis management work, at the inaugural Yas Island Formula 1® Race in early November, to incorporate GIS based security and emergency plans in support of their emergency response operations. The EmerGeo software was also used in the December 2009 FIFA Cup, the National Day Celebrations, and will continue to evolve into Abu Dhabi Police’s daily operations.
“We are extremely pleased to secure this record contract”, said Michael Morrow, President and CEO of EmerGeo Solutions. “The Abu Dhabi Police are to be praised for their forward thinking in using a GIS based approach to emergency response planning, crisis management and preparedness. As part of this contract, we are reviewing emergency plans and integrating them into the EmerGeo Fusionpoint™ software which will be used to link together several crisis management rooms in different police command and control centers, within the Emirate. Many organizations around the world now recognize the need to have a system that not only tracks critical information but can also fuse data together from many existing systems into a simple, secure and configurable web dashboard”, explains Morrow.
EmerGeo has vast international event experience, applying best practices and technology solutions in crisis and emergency management through work with a range of government and industry organizations around the world. Some of these events include the Olympic Games, Asia Pacific Economic Conference, G8 Summit, and the Commonwealth Games. EmerGeo’s software will also be used by the City of Vancouver and other organizations during the upcoming 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
In addition, EmerGeo is pleased to announce that the Company will host a conference call to update investors on Friday, January 8, 2010, at 10:00 AM Pacific Time (1:00 PM Eastern Time).
Mike Morrow , President and CEO of EmerGeo will provide a corporate update and discuss current plans for the Company. The Management Team will be available to respond to questions at the end of the update.
Investors, brokers, analysts, and media are encouraged to join the call through one of the following phone numbers:
- Canada and USA: 1-800-732-6870 1-800-732-6870
- International: 1-212-231-2905 1-212-231-2905
If you are not able to listen in on the conference call, we will make it available online at 4:00 PM Pacific Time (7:00 PM Eastern Time) on our corporate web site, http://www.emergeo.com/.
EmerGeo develops emergency management software solutions and provides consulting services and support to government and industry around the world. EmerGeo’s FusionpointTM and emergency mapping applications are used to log, track and communicate critical information required by emergency and security personnel. By leveraging open web standards, EmerGeo’s software brings together data from dispatch, crisis management, mapping, camera and other third-party systems, providing a common operating picture. EmerGeo’s technology and people have been at the forefront of some of the world’s largest disasters and are proven effective in helping government and industry to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to and recover from potential or actual incidents, natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or pre-planned events.
About EmerGeo Software Solutions Middle East LLC
A strategic partnership between EmerGeo and Atlas Telecom that leverages the expertise of EmerGeo and the regional success of Atlas Telecom in delivering mission critical solutions.
About Atlas Telecom
Atlas Telecom, part of the Atlas Group of Companies, is a privately owned company that was established in 1983 and is based in United Arab Emirates. Atlas Telecom has completed numerous projects for the UAE Armed Forces, Dubai Police, RTA, Bahrain Ministry of Interior, Kuwait MOI, Abu Dhabi Police, among many others. Atlas Telecom is the leading Systems Integrator in the region with a core business of Wireless Radio Networks and Intelligent Security Systems.
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
EMERGEO SOLUTIONS WORLDWIDE INC.
President & CEO
For more information contact the Company at:
Telephone: (604) 604-681-0989
Facsimile: (604) 604-681-0079
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