Sybase iAnywhere acquires GIS firm

Sybase iAnywhere acquires GIS firm

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Dublin, USA, August 6, 2007: Sybase iAnywhere announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Coboplan, Japanese provider of GIS software solutions.

Sybase iAnywhere positions itself in mobile and embedded databases, mobile management and security, mobile middleware and synchronization, and Bluetooth and infrared protocol technologies. On the other hand, Coboplan provides context-aware mapping capability for applications ranging from sales force automation to road, city planning, and waterworks civil engineering projects in both local and national government institutions. Sybase, with this acquisition, is hoping integrate the technology into solutions which will allow it to further grow in the areas of corporate CRM systems, Sales Force automation and Field Force automation systems, embedded car telemetry and home embedded systems.

“This acquisition positions Sybase with a powerful GIS offering that, when combined with our mobile database, synchronization, RFID and natural language products, will enable the company to deliver new, integrated, context-aware, location-based solutions,” said Terry Stepien, President, Sybase iAnywhere.