Thales to Incorporate Esri Geospatial Technology Into Its C4I Solutions

Collaboration Will Provide Complete Geospatial Solutions for Integrated C4I Systems

REDLANDS, Calif., Oct. 19, 2011 — (PRNewswire) — The latest geospatial technology from Esri will be embedded into Comm@nder, the Thales integrated C4I suite, Esri announced today.

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Integrated in Thales' communications and information framework, Esri software will improve operational services for defense users and provide complete geospatial solutions for integrated command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) systems. The advanced battlespace display and analysis features will provide highly accurate, shared situational awareness and better decision support tools.

With Esri technology, defense users who have little or no experience working with geospatial software will be able to exploit geospatial information from maps, imagery, and sensors that commanders can then use for making decisions.

"This technical and operational partnership will truly leverage NATO and other military and commercial standards for interoperable C4I solutions for defense and security operations," said Jacques Rabain, vice president in charge of Protection Systems for Thales.

Comm@nder is the Thales family of integrated computerized C4I solutions. The suite's standardized and open architecture hosts tactical communications, network services, and operational information systems for a broad range of networkcentric defense and intelligence operations at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels. Defense users in NATO and several countries in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East use Comm@nder for C4I applications. 

Esri provides geospatial capabilities to defense and intelligence organizations worldwide, including those behind the NATO Core Geographic Services (NCGS) project and the US Department of Defense (DoD) Commercial Joint Mapping Toolkit (CJMTK).

"Esri is honored to work with Thales, a global leader in C4I systems," said Jack Dangermond, Esri president. "Thales provides critical technology for defense and intelligence operations. We are pleased that the company has selected our geospatial technology to enhance its highly regarded Comm@nder suite."

About Esri

Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS technology, Esri software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at esri.com/news.

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About Thales

Thales is a global technology leader for the Defence & Security and the Aerospace & Transport markets. In 2010, the company generated revenues of euro 13.1 billion with 68,000 employees in 50 countries. With its 22,500 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop, and deploy equipment, systems, and services that meet the most complex security requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with operations around the world working with customers as local partners. Visit www.thalesgroup.com.

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