McMurdo to provide search-and-rescue software to Botswana civil air authority
SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, France June 28, 2017 Orolia, through its McMurdo brand, has been awarded a search and rescue (SAR) software contract for the Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana. McMurdo will provide its next-generation PRISMA C2 Incident Management System (IMS) for Botswana's Rescue Coordination Centers (RCCs).
The company's state-of-the-art IMS solution will revolutionize Botswana's current method of responding to aviation SAR missions by providing SAR operators and decision makers with real-time situational awareness, planning and response tools that facilitate effective incident management. The IMS solution is part of McMurdo's innovative PRISMA C2 platform that converges critical emergency readiness and response solutions, including coastal surveillance, maritime fleet management and maritime and aviation incident management. With the introduction of McMurdo's IMS solution in Botswana, RCC coordinators can detect, locate and rescue those in distress faster and more reliably than ever before.
"This contract is the first delivery of McMurdo's next-generation PRISMA C2 in Africa and builds on Orolia's existing resilient positioning, navigation and timing solutions already in place in Nigeria, Morocco and South Africa," said Chris Loizou, Chief Business Development Officer for Orolia. "To deliver such a critical, yet practical, local solution demonstrates McMurdo's commitment to help save lives with best-in-class search and rescue solutions."
McMurdo is the world leader in emergency readiness and response with the only end-to-end solutions for SAR satellite-aided technology, from voyage data recorders and distress beacons to satellite ground infrastructure to mission control centers and rescue coordination centers. Half of the world's MEOSAR satellite ground infrastructure has been installed by McMurdo, as well as the manufacture of 25% of the world's 500,000 registered beacons.
Orolia is the world leader in resilient positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) solutions that improve the reliability, performance and safety of critical, remote or high-risk operations. Through its leading brands, McMurdo, Kannad, Netwave, SARBE, Spectracom and Spectratime, Orolia has locations in more than 100 countries worldwide. With expertise in maritime, defense and space applications, Orolia provides virtually fail-safe GPS/GNSS and PNT products and solutions for its customers' most mission-critical needs. www.orolia.com