Augusta Systems acquired by Intergraphposted - AUG 05, 2011
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Intergraph Corporation, a world leader in public safety, security and infrastructure management software, has acquired Augusta Systems, Inc., an innovator in the intelligent convergence of cameras, sensor systems, and networks that enable detailed, real-time information from facilities, infrastructure, and remote locations. Augusta's customers have included businesses, governments and defense organizations, such as the U.S. Navy Naval Air Systems Command, Allegheny Energy, The Kingdom of Jordan, FirstEnergy Corp., Pennsylvania Department of Emergency Services, Northrop Grumman Corporation, and Cisco Systems, Inc.
The acquisition broadens the reach of Intergraph's software platforms by eliminating the need for custom interface development and expanding distributed processing and control capabilities. The combined offerings provide Intergraph clients with more flexible and robust integrated solutions in the support of its vision to help organizations gain visual insight into information.
Augusta Systems' EdgeFrontier® middleware enables integration and normalization of data, events and control functions from diverse sources, including sensors; wireless sensor networks; radio-frequency identification (RFID) systems; video devices and systems; access control systems; metering and measurement devices; actuators, databases and file repositories; and other devices, systems and applications. EdgeFrontier also supports remote event or policy-based processing of data and events through a policy engine.
EdgeFrontier has been utilized globally in safety and security deployments, including local emergency response, port and border security, military surveillance and facility and infrastructure security. The software has also been used in electric utility smart grid projects and in other industrial monitoring and automation efforts. Prior to the acquisition, Intergraph and Augusta Systems successfully partnered on integrated solutions for safety and security.
"As the world leader in public safety, security and infrastructure management software, Intergraph continually strives to enable organizations to more efficiently optimize their resources and respond quickly to protect life, infrastructure and property," said John Graham, president, Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure. "The acquisition of Augusta Systems brings additional cutting-edge technology and expertise to our offerings, which further advances our position in the evolving marketplace."
Intergraph is the leading global provider of public safety emergency incident response, reporting, analysis, and records management solutions. One in 12 people in the world is protected by Intergraph public safety and security solutions.
Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph's industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data to make processes and infrastructure better, safer and smarter. The company's software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.
Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I). Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction, operation and data management of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially powered solutions to the public safety and security, defense and intelligence, government, transportation, photogrammetry, and utilities and communications industries. Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intergraph Corporation responsible for the SG&I U.S. federal and classified business.
About Augusta Systems
Augusta Systems, Inc. powers the intelligent convergence of devices, systems and networks. The award-winning Augusta Systems® EdgeFrontier® products provide configurable technology platforms for building and managing complex monitoring, control and automation solutions, including applications for safety and security, energy and utility management, asset tracking, building management and other business functions.
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