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Numerex and QinetiQ Clinch FEMA Contract Renewal for Asset Tracking

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February 17, 2011

Numerex and QinetiQ Clinch FEMA Contract Renewal for Asset Tracking

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

Numerex Corp, a provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) products and services, announced that Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) renewed its contract with the QinetiQ-led group, to support FEMA's disaster operations.  

Playing a critical role in the QinetiQ (News - Alert)-led group, Numerex will offer continuing managed services for the Asset Tracking System (ATS). QinetiQ North America is part of QinetiQ group and it delivers responsive solutions to government agencies and commercial customers.

“The renewal by FEMA of the QinetiQ's contract supporting their Logistics Supply Chain Management System (LSCMS) program bears witness to the efficiency of our teamwork as well as the quality of our services and support,” said Stratton J. Nicolaides, chairman and CEO of Numerex (News - Alert), in a statement.

“We continue to introduce new innovative satellite-based solutions and business services to meet the growing demand for our M2M services in both the government and enterprise markets,” Nicolaides added.

The ATS system includes tracking of all FEMA owned and commercially owned trailers and equipment which move to Incident Support Bases (ISB's) from FEMA distribution centers. The ATS provides near real-time tracking of relief supplies as they are transferred into disaster areas.

The tracking system consists of Numerex's satellite asset tracking tag (News - Alert), airtime service and Numerex's Field Enhanced Logistics (FELIX) application. Numerex also provides personnel for training, maintenance and readiness services during non-disaster times. During disaster operations, Numerex provides personnel to support operations in conjunction with another member of the QinetiQ team.

More than 6,400 QinetiQ North America engineers, scientists and other professionals meet the changing demands of national defense, homeland security and information assurance customers.

Recently Numerex announced that its satellite asset tracking tag and satellite asset tracking platform have won the 2010 Satellite Spotlight Product of the Year Award from Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC (News - Alert)), a global, integrated media company helping clients build communities in print, in person, and online.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Janice McDuffee

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