Orion Technology and Locus Ltd. Join Forces to Expand Reach in New Zealand and Australia
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Orion Technology and Locus Ltd. Join Forces to Expand Reach in New Zealand and Australia

RICHMOND HILL, ONTARIO, CANADA and ST. LUKES, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – July 31, 2006 – Locus, Ltd., New Zealand’s premiere independent spatial solution provider has signed a partnership agreement with Orion Technology Inc. to distribute their out-of-the-box web-GIS software suite, OnPoint™ to the New Zealand Market.

A specialist in empowering users to maximize the benefit from their data investment, Locus’ mission is to provide and implement the best spatial data platforms and tools in the world. One of these tools is Orion’s OnPoint™ Product Suite which is second to none for rapid publication of GIS functions such as maps, queries, reports and analyses. Class-leading features such as web-based remote administration, zero programming wizard-based setup and rich, user-friendly tools set Orion apart as the platform of choice for organizations whose desire is to rapidly deploy internet GIS with no development investment.

Locus is a dynamic organization with extraordinary personnel and a commitment to simplified technology, delivering professional spatial and data solutions downunder. As Australasia's only fully-trained OnPoint specialist, and with many man-years experience in the delivery of user-friendly internet and GIS applications, Locus is well positioned to lead the way in web-GIS in the New Zealand market.

“The Locus partnership is a great opportunity for us. They bring a wealth of experience and broad knowledge of the Australasian market” said Faizal Hasham, Director of Sales and Marketing for Orion Technology, Inc. “They represent the best in their field and we are really excited that they have chosen to market Orion downunder.”

The two companies are looking forward to working together and have a number of opportunities that they are currently pursuing in the New Zealand and Australian markets.

About Orion Technology Inc.

Orion Technology, based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada, is a technology consulting and services integration company, specializing in web-GIS. Orion's focus is on helping organizations incorporate spatial technology into all facets of their businesses. Orion’s wealth of knowledge in the GIS domain and top-notch GIS software-development expertise has been showcased with its award-winning flagship product OnPoint™. OnPoint™ is enjoying growing support in the GIS community, both domestically and internationally, as a standard for providing geographic data through intuitive Internet and Intranet web-based user interfaces. OnPoint™ provides out-of-the-box implementation capabilities, powerful administration tools for customizing and managing the web portal, and unparalleled data-integration features. Orion's easy-to-use Web-GIS products and custom application development services have helped Orion achieve phenomenal success in securing and delivering projects for reputable clients worldwide - from small organizations to entire countries.

To find out more about Orion and its products, visit www.oriongis.com .

About Locus, Ltd.

Locus is a dynamic organisation with some extraordinary personnel and a commitment to simplified technology, delivering professional spatial and data solutions downunder. Partnered with the leading software developers from around the globe Locus specialises in empowering users to maximize the benefit from their data investment. Locus’ mission is to provide and implement the best spatial data platforms and tools in the world. Their energetic team has a passion for GIS, extracting the most from any data. Locus’ empathy with end user constraints allows them to provide the right solution at the right price, always delivering top value.

To find out more about Locus, Ltd. visit www.locus.co.nz.

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Contact Information:

Marla Maniacco
Communications Coordinator
Orion Technology Inc.
Phone: +1 (905) 508-6900 ext. 242
Email: Email Contact
Web: www.oriongis.com

John Arnerich
Director
Locus, Ltd.
Phone: 0800 LOCUSNZ (0800 5628769)
Email: john@locus.co.nz
Web: www.locus.co.nz



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