U.S. Northern Command awards contract to Sanz for Earthwhere software implementation

U.S. Northern Command awards contract to Sanz for Earthwhere software implementation

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Englewood, Colorado, USA, 29 September 2006: SANZ announced on September 29 that it has been awarded a multi-faceted contract to supply comprehensive data management solutions to the United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM). The first element is the EarthWhere product suite, a software package developed by SANZ to provide geospatial imagery on demand. The second element is data storage hardware, software and integration services.

USNORTHCOM’s initial exposure to SANZ EarthWhere occurred in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina when the agency utilized an existing implementation at the USGS Rocky Mountain Mapping Data Center to deliver critical geospatial data to emergency personnel and first responders. Later, USNORTHCOM invited SANZ to participate in the 2006 Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration (CWID) event where trial participants instantly accessed geospatial imagery provided by the EarthWhere suite.

USNORTHCOM selected SANZ EarthWhere as a key component of a broader program designed to improve situational awareness by demonstrating and improving interoperability between agencies involved in threat mitigation and disaster preparedness and recovery. In addition to the EarthWhere implementation, the data storage installation will include 13 terabytes of raw disk capacity. The solution will reside in the geospatial infrastructure within the USNORTHCOM facility in Colorado Springs.

– EarthWhere
EarthWhere is a suite of products from SANZ that automates the management of geospatial imagery workflows via state-of-the-art cataloging and provisioning tools. Organizations maximize the value of image assets through higher availability, faster access and ease of use. For more information on this kindly visit: https://www.earthwhere.com/index.php?section=41

– USNORTHCOM-
U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) was established to provide command and control of Department of Defense (DoD) homeland defense efforts and to coordinate defense support of civil authorities. USNORTHCOM’s specific mission is to conduct operations to deter, prevent, and defeat threats and aggression aimed at the United States, its territories and interests within the assigned area of responsibility (AOR); and as directed by the president or secretary of defense, provide defense support of civil authorities including consequence management operations. To know more visit:

– SANZ
Headquartered at Colorado, USA, SANZ is a specialized data storage and geospatial management firm focused exclusively on the design, deployment and support of intelligent data management. SANZ delivers solutions that allow corporations and government agencies to secure their business-critical environments. SANZ is a subsidiary of SAN Holdings.