SAIC Selects Tele Atlas Digital Map Data for New Mission-Critical Government Solutions

Highly Versatile and Easily Portable GIS Products Help Ensure Continuity of Operations During Emergency Situations

SAN DIEGO, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI), one of the nation's leading systems integrators in the government market, today announced that its Geospatial Enterprise Architecture Rack (GEAR) products will demo the use of the latest digital map data from Tele Atlas , a leading global provider of digital maps and dynamic content for navigation and location based solutions. Tele Atlas will provide customized map data specific to each GEAR application, which will be pre-configured and installed according to the map coverage needs of the agency or department implementing the GEAR solution. The GEAR product line is on display at the ESRI International User Conference in San Diego, both in the SAIC (#1725) and Tele Atlas (#1307) booths.

GEAR products allow operationally focused users in federal, state and local governments and commercial enterprises such as insurance and utility companies to quickly collaborate in a geospatial environment so that resources can be immediately targeted to areas in need. The products combine hardware and software applications, delivering a turnkey and highly mobile solution that can be quickly deployed in times of crisis, such as during a major weather event or other disaster, and ensure continuity of operations.

"With immediate access to critical location-based information, governments can efficiently allocate resources when disaster strikes, and mitigate the impact of a crisis," said John Auble, director, Government and Utilities, Tele Atlas. "Combining the strength of our digital map database with SAIC's expertise in the government market provides customers a highly-versatile and scalable solution to meet their GIS application needs, whether in their general day-to-day operations or crisis situations."

Available in four different configurations -- GEAR Enterprise, GEAR Appliance, GEAR GO, and GEAR EON (Edge of Network) -- GEAR can also be used as a primary GIS infrastructure. It is hardware and software independent, meets OGC standards and is built on a customizable ESRI(R) product-base, making it easy to implement in virtually any IT environment. The hardware component is designed for rapid recovery, featuring redundant services and power, and fail- over protection, making it highly desirable for use in mission-critical applications where interruptions must be kept to a minimum.

"Our government customers depend on us to provide the most highly accurate map data available, which is why we turned to Tele Atlas to help us deliver the customized geospatial solutions required in this market", said Jim Sippel, director of Strategic Relationships, Geospatial Technologies Operations for SAIC.

About Tele Atlas

Tele Atlas delivers the digital maps and dynamic content that power some of the world's most essential navigation and location-based services (LBS). The information is the foundation for a wide range of personal and in-car navigation systems and mobile and Internet map applications that help users find the people, places, products, and services they need, wherever they are. The company also works with business partners who trust its digital map data to deliver critical applications for emergency, business, fleet, and infrastructure services. Through a combination of its own products and partnerships, Tele Atlas offers digital map coverage of more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. The company was founded in 1984 and today has approximately 2,400 full-time staff and contract cartographers at offices in 24 countries and uses a sophisticated network of professional drivers, mobile mapping vans, and more than 50,000 data resources to deliver highly accurate and up-to-date digital maps. Tele Atlas is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (TA6) and on Euronext Amsterdam (TA). For more information, visit

About SAIC

SAIC is a leading provider of scientific, engineering, systems integration and technical services and solutions to all branches of the U.S. military, agencies of the Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other U.S. Government civil agencies, as well as to customers in selected commercial markets. With more than 44,000 employees in over 150 cities worldwide, SAIC engineers and scientists solve complex technical challenges requiring innovative solutions for customers' mission-critical functions.

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