CSC Announces Innovative Wireless Business Solutions for Transportation and Energy Industries
News Release -- December 14, 2009
New Solutions to be Enabled Through Global Strategic Alliance with Proximetry
FALLS CHURCH, Va. and SAN DIEGO, Dec. 14 -- CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced a global strategic alliance with Proximetry, a leading provider of network and performance management solutions for wireless networks. The combination of CSC's deep industry expertise and industry leading network services capabilities, coupled with Proximetry's innovative AirSyncTM software, creates a new intelligent wireless services platform enabling a series of new business solutions and services for the transportation and energy industries.
As aircraft, trains and buses become mobile endpoints on transportation networks and modern energy distribution requires bi-directional communication across service footprints, CSC's new AirSync -enabled intelligent wireless network solutions provide the bridge between mobile endpoints and the enterprise. "Traditionally, human intervention has been required for data collection, asset interrogation and content loading," said Mary Jo Morris, president of CSC's Technology and Consumer Group. "With this new service, data and content can be distributed and collected in real time - streamlining existing processes, eliminating manual tasks, and enabling the creation of new revenue generating services for transportation and energy businesses."
The collaboration between CSC and Proximetry results in a unique combination of service and software not yet seen in the market. Unlike existing enterprise wireless network solutions, CSC's intelligent wireless network service, enabled by AirSync, extends the enterprise wireless capability beyond its physical real estate, providing secure and intelligent provisioning of real-time mission critical data, anytime, anywhere and across multiple wireless protocols and networks as needed.
CSC and Proximetry have collaborated to offer the transportation industry a subscription-based model so customers will benefit from a cost-efficient solution, reducing capital costs while extending the reach of mission-critical data. CSC's exclusive adaptation of Proximetry's software truly enables the full potential of next generation e-enabled transportation systems.
In addition to transportation solutions, CSC and Proximetry anticipate integrated solutions enabling breakthrough applications for public utilities moving to Smart Grid models for their energy networks and requiring efficient, reliable and secure movement of information.
"CSC serves many of the world's leading transportation and energy companies, and we look forward to enabling a new era of managed wireless services and solutions through this alliance." said Tracy Trent, CEO of Proximetry.
CSC, a global leader serving transportation and energy industries, has been recognized as the Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader in "Managed and Professional Network Service Providers, Worldwide." Proximetry is known for its flagship AirSync product, a comprehensive wireless performance and network management tool, for which FierceBroadbandWireless named the company to its Fierce 15 in 2007.
Proximetry provides real-time network and performance management solutions that give wireless operators the ability to easily and seamlessly visualize, provision, and optimally manage their multifrequency, multiprotocol, multivendor networks. The result is lower network operating costs, more revenues through new service offerings, and higher subscriber satisfaction. AirSyncTM, the company's carrier-class software, gives municipal, public safety, energy, transportation, and enterprise network operators as well as carriers the ability to dynamically monitor and manage their wireless networks from a single system to ensure reliable and predictable network performance, especially for mission critical communications. Founded in January 2005, Proximetry is a privately held company headquartered in San Diego, California. For more information, please visit www.Proximetry.com.
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions & Services, the Managed Services Sector and the North American Public Sector. CSC's advanced capabilities include system design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. Headquartered in Falls Church, VA., CSC has approximately 92,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.0 billion for the 12 months ended October 2, 2009. For more information, visit the company's Web Site at www.csc.com.