Sybase And Geomatic Technologies Solutions Partner For Mobile Solutions

 Sydney, Australia - 23 November 2006 - Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), a leading enterprise infrastructure and mobile software company, today announced Geomatic Technologies Pty Ltd has joined the Sybase® Business Solutions Alliance (BSA) with Sybase Australia Pty Limited (Sybase) to deliver its GT Field Mobile Computing suite of field workforce management and asset data capture solutions on the high-performance Sybase Afaria® mobile platform.

Headquartered in Melbourne, with a new office in Brisbane and operating around the country, Geomatic Technologies (GT) is Australia's leading provider of location based business intelligence solutions. GT's Field Mobile Computing solution is used by some of Australia's largest utilities and it recently won the Queensland Spatial Excellence Award for Industry and Entrepreneurship.

The GT FMC solution proved invaluable in the wake of Cyclone Larry, which hit North Queensland in March 2006. With detailed information and digital mapping of all of the power poles captured in the system, GT customer Ergon Energy's team of 400 field inspectors were able to accurately crosscheck assets on the ground with details in the centralised asset management system database.

GT selected Sybase as the key mobility component of its GT FMC suite due to the ease of development, deployment and scalability offered by Sybase's Afaria technology.

"After evaluating several solutions, we found Afaria provided us with the out of-the-box functionality and flexibility to extend the GT FMC solution beyond its current use, offering utility companies like Ergon Energy more advanced capabilities such as document management, software deployment, and the graphical presentation of information for reporting purposes," said Adrian Lewis, Director of Geomatic Technologies.

"Sybase is pleased to be partnering with GT to further enhance the Afaria solutions suite, said Steve Dolan, Director Channels & Alliances, Sybase Australia & New Zealand.   "Their development of the FMC suite showcases the way in which mobility technologies can be applied to mission-critical applications. Afaria can significantly enhance the value proposition of this new generation of applications targeting the mobile workforce," he continued.

About Geomatic Technologies Pty Ltd

Geomatic Technologies Pty Ltd (GT) is Australia's leading provider of location based business intelligence products and solutions, servicing a range of customers including Utilities, Government, Telecommunications and other commercial enterprises. Services include aerial photography, spatial application development, commercial spatial data sets, road and rail asset mapping and utilities field inspection systems and asset mapping.

GT provides Software as a Service for organisations wanting the benefits of address verification, spatial analysis and visualisation but preferring not to maintain spatial systems, data and staff in-house. GT also provides full application integration services with enterprise systems. For more information visit: http://www.geomatic.com.au/

About Sybase

Sybase is the largest enterprise software company exclusively focused on managing and mobilising information from the data centre to the point of action. Sybase provides open, cross-platform solutions that securely deliver information anytime, anywhere, enabling customers to create an information edge. The world's most critical data in commerce, communications, finance, government and healthcare runs on Sybase. Sybase Australia and New Zealand is headquartered in Sydney, with offices in Melbourne, Canberra and Wellington, New Zealand. For more information visit http://www.sybase.com.au/ or http://www.sybase.co.nz/.

For media enquiries contact:  Julie Christie, Marketing Director Sybase ANZ, +612 9936 8828 or Email Contact; or David Bass, Lewis PR, +612 9901 4235, or Email Contact.

Sybase, and Afariaare  registered trademarks of Sybase, Inc. or its subsidiaries. ® indicates registration in the United States of America.  All other company and product names mentioned may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

Special Note: Afaria is a product of iAnywhere Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc.  Statements concerning Sybase's new business relationships and related products are by nature forward-looking statements that involve a number of uncertainties and risks and cannot be guaranteed. Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially include shifts in customer demand, rapid technological changes, availability and quality of third party products, competitive factors and unanticipated delays in scheduled product availability.  Some of the risks are detailed from time to time in Sybase's U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings, copies of which can be viewed on Sybase's web site at http://www.sybase.com/.

 

 




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