Imagem Sensoriamento Remoto joins Miner & Miner’s business partner program

Companies work together to provide Enterprise GIS solutions to utilities in Latin America

Fort Collins, CO — Miner & Miner and IMAGEM SENSORIAMENTO REMOTO from S�Jos�os Campos, Brazil have partnered to offer AM/FM/GIS solutions to electric, gas, water and wastewater utilities throughout Brazil and Latin America.

Imagem will be completing its Business Partner training in Miner & Miner’s ArcFMâ„- to become a certified ArcFM Training Center. Upon which Imagem will be in a position to conduct Portuguese-based ArcFM training for their clients.

Imagem will provide a means for Miner & Miner to better serve the Brazilian utility market place. They will provide local support and training to existing projects as well as implementation services and consulting to new and potential customers in the region.

“The Brazilian energy market is currently going through a crisis. By implementing an Enterprise GIS each utility will be able to better manage their assets that will result in better customer service,” said Chris Cirillo, Latin America and Caribbean Sales Manager for Miner & Miner.

“There is a modernization trend, demonstrated by the utility market and incorporation of new technologies is common. Imagem has the ability to provide all types of services that include implementation, custom development, training, consulting, and marketing support. Employing the ArcFM technology means that Imagem can achieve creative solutions, increasing benefits and reducing costs to its customers. They have also quickly matured in their use and knowledge of the ArcFM suite of products and will be a huge asset to Miner & Miner in Brazil and around Latin America.”

Miner & Miner is a business partner of ESRI, the world leader in developing Geographic Information System software. Imagem is one of the major users of ESRI technology in Latin America. This relationship provides the opportunity to expand the customer base of the ArcFM suite of products and continue to extend the ESRI community in Latin America. Together the team of ESRI, Miner & Miner, and Imagem present a powerful partnership to meet the needs of utilities throughout Brazil.

“We are moving forward from just selling mapping databases and imagery to actually getting involved in software sales and implementation efforts. For many years the Brazilian utility market has been searching for more comprehensive suppliers, able to support their growth with powerful and popular GIS tools. This is why we are very excited about working with Miner&Miner, which has the right products and mind set to enable the fulfillment of customers’ needs in the region,” said Domingos Zuccherelli, Business Development Manager for Imagem. “This also opens the doors for us to further support our outstanding customer base in Brazil and Latin America.”

The ArcFM Suite of products from Miner & Miner provides utility users with productivity tools that support the way the industry uses and manages data in the modern competitive marketplace. Miner & Miner has created a product line directed at an enterprise-wide solution for utilities of all sizes which includes ArcFM, ArcFM Viewer, Conduit System Management, Designer, DistOps and Responder.

About Imagem Sensoriamento Remoto

Imagem Sensoriamento Remoto is a supplier of remote sensing products (imagery and software) and GIS databases. Imagem has contributed to the consolidation of geographic intelligence in Brazil and Latin America, particularly to the Utilities and Telecom sectors, by delivering high quality data sets in short timeframes at very competitive prices.

Today, the company has over 20 million km2 of mapped territories (including also Europe, Africa and Asia), a large wealth of vector data and imagery, more than 200 customers in Brazil and abroad, and over 500 delivered projects. More recently, Imagem began to offer complimentary services like software development, systems integration, digital conversion, training and support, with a highly skilled and experienced team of over 260 employees. For additional information, please visit our web site at www.img.com.br.

About Miner & Miner

Miner & Miner is a developer of geographic information system (GIS) software for utilities. M&M products and services assist electric, gas, water, and wastewater utilities in increasing productivity, lowering costs, and improving services by allowing them to effectively manage spatial information.

Founded in 1946 as a full-service electrical engineering firm, M&M has been an equity partner of ESRI since 1987. This partnership has enabled M&M to become the world’s developer of ArcGIS applications for the utility industry. M&M services include implementation and customization of software to fit the needs of individual utilities. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.miner.com.

Designer, Responder, Conduit System Management, and DistOps, are trademarks of Miner & Miner, Consulting Engineers, Inc.

About ESRI

For more than thirty years, ESRI has been the developer of geographic information system (GIS) software with more than 300,000 clients worldwide. ESRI also provides consulting, implementation, and technical support services. In addition to its headquarters in California, ESRI has regional offices throughout the United States, international distributors in more than 90 countries, and more than 1,200 business partners.

ESRI’s goal is to provide users with comprehensive tools to help them quickly and efficiently manage and use geographic information to make a real difference in the world around them. ESRI can be found on the Web at www.esri.com.

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