February 28, 2007 -- Tensing, a provider of mobility solutions for utilities, local governments and other organizations with field personnel, has formed a partnership with IST Data of Pretoria, South Africa, to market, sell and implement Tensing GIS-related mobility solutions across Africa.
“Tensing has established itself as a leader in GIS mobility field solutions in North America, Europe and Australia, and this new partnership with IST Data extends our reach across the entire continent of Africa,” said Arjan Plomp, Tensing USA's Managing Director. “IST Data is a proven provider of engineering information services in Africa, and our partnership gives IST the ability to offer a full suite of intelligent and flexible ICT solutions.”
Under the agreement, IST Data will serve as a value-added reseller for the complete line of Tensing mobility products. IST Data will provide installation and implementation services as well as local training and after-sales support to clients in Africa.
“At IST Data, we understand the unique challenges of the African continent and together with Tensing we will continue to build on our record of delivering world-class services and solutions,” said Danie van Vuuren, IST Data Business Development Manager.
Tensing’s Plomp added, “We are pleased to join forces with IST Data, which has an impressive record of delivering best-in-class enterprise information technology and services to Africa’s facility, utility and telecommunications sectors – industries that have been strongly receptive to Tensing solutions.”
Tensing is a mobility software and application developer specializing in worldwide implementations for Mobile Field GIS, Intra/Internet GIS, GIS and Dispatching Systems. Applications such as Routing, Vehicle Tracking & Tracing, Data Acquisition, Network Analysis and Digital Conversions are just some of the examples of applications that Tensing has in operation. The Telecom, Utility, Municipal, Emergency Response and Call Centre industries recognize the value Tensing adds with its wide range of products and consulting skills. Tensing’s solutions are being used by thousands of field workers in North America, Australia and Europe for a wide range of applications such as utility network maintenance, fault clearing services, pole inventory, vegetation control, GPS geocoding, inspections, locating and turn-offs.
About IST Data
Headquartered in Pretoria, South Africa, IST Data is a leading engineering information company that has been supplying competitive, innovative engineering information solutions to clients in Africa and the Middle East for 16 years. As a leader in strategic asset and service management to industries and organizations, IST Data’s expertise includes fixed and mobile telecommunications networks and mobile workforce management solutions. For more information, visit
For more information, please contact:
Arjan Plomp – Managing Director