Nordic Battlegroup relies on Idevio for maps

Gothenburg, Sweden, December 19, 2007 -- Swedish map software company Idevio announced today that the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) has placed a substantial order on software licenses for use in the Nordic Battlegroup. This order, together with all prior orders means that more than 35 major Swedish defense systems now rely on Idevio map management technology, RaveGeo.

The two main reasons for the order are increased performance and cost savings. With Idevio, the systems are able to work faster with an installation only a tenth of the size.

The Idevio software enables the Swedish Armed Forces to use the same map distribution for all systems, even systems with high performance requirements, saving both time and money.

The order is for Idevio software which will be used together with ESRI products. ESRI is the world largest manufacturer of geographic information systems and a major supplier to NATO and other armed forces.

“We’re very pleased that FMV and the Nordic Battlegroup has chosen to add RaveGeo ArcGIS9 Plug-in to their ESRI ArcGIS installations enabling them to use a common set of geographical data, which gives a high performance between varying systems,” says Per Carlsson, CEO ESRI S-GROUP.

Idevio map products are based upon a new compression and streaming method, RaveGeo, which reduces the size of map databases by 90–95% and improves access speed and network performance.

Nordic Battlegroup - cooperation across national boundaries
Sweden has undertaken responsibility for coordination of the Nordic Battlegroup, one of the rapid reaction forces established by EU member states. Starting on January 1, 2008, for a period of six months, Sweden will be in command of this rapid reaction force. Nordic Battlegroup consists of approximately 2,500 soldiers who will be deployed in the event of a crisis management operation, within a radius of 6,000 kilometers from Brussels.

About Idevio
Idevio delivers mapping, geocoding and routing software based on RaveGeo - the award-winning compression and streaming technology. Tools from Idevio empower defense, mobile and internet applications on everything from workstations to handheld devices. Idevio offers both software components and OEM solutions.

For more information visit or contact:
Patric Nordström, CEO, Idevio AB
Phone: +46 31 779 09 60, Email:


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