San Diego, USA, 18 June 2007: Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), one of the systems integrators in the government market, has announced that its Geospatial Enterprise Architecture Rack (GEAR) products will use the digital map data from Tele Atlas. Tele Atlas will provide customised 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.
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 mobile solution that can be quickly deployed in times of crisis and ensure continuity of operations.
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 product-base. 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.