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CartoPac Field Solutions Expands with Navigation Electronics, Inc.

July 6, 2010
NEI will promote, sell, and provide support and training for the full suite of CartoPac mobile field data collection and asset management solutions for use in natural resource management, federal agencies, state and local municipalities, utilities, oil and gas companies, and other industries. 



Fort Collins, Colo. –CartoPac Field Solutions, (www.cartopac.com) a leading provider of custom mobile GIS field data collection solutions for efficient data capture and integration with enterprise asset systems, today announced that Navigation Electronics, Inc. (NEI) (www.neigps.com) of Lafayette, Louisiana is now a CartoPac Authorized Reseller and Business Partner.  NEI will promote, sell, and provide support and training for the full suite of CartoPac mobile field data collection and asset management solutions for use in natural resource management, federal agencies, state and local municipalities, utilities, oil and gas companies, and other industries.

Since the start of 2010, CartoPac Field Solutions has doubled the size of its reseller distribution channel to serve a growing client base. The addition of Navigation Electronics, Inc. , one of the largest distributors of GPS hardware and software in the U.S., will increase the expert support, service and training available to CartoPac clients in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

William Poche, vice president and director of sales at NEI, stated that NEI has many clients who need individually tailored data collection workflows, and CartoPac enables NEI to offer them turnkey solutions at advantageous price points.

“We’ve seen clients in utilities, natural resources, and oil and gas who require a customizable GIS mobile solution, and CartoPac offers cost-effective solutions that can be deployed in a timely manner with minimal training,” Poche said.

“As a CartoPac reseller, Navigation Electronics helps provide excellent service and support for existing CartoPac users in the southeastern U.S.,” said Glenn Vlass, president of CartoPac Field Solutions. “NEI will also extend outreach in their region, helping clients and prospects learn more about the unique ease of use and flexibility of CartoPac fully integrated mobile solutions.” 

See CartoPac Field Solutions at ESRI UC 2010
CartoPac Field Solutions (booth # 2007) will be exhibiting at the upcoming ESRI International User Conference at the San Diego Convention Center, July 12 through 16, 2010. CaroPac Field Solutions will also be hosting the Converging Technologies Social on July 14th at 5:30pm.

See a Demo of the New 3.1 CartoPac Mobile technology

An enhanced edition of the CartoPac Field Solutions flagship suite of custom mobile GIS/GPS field data collection solutions is now available. Go to www.neigps.com to contact a NEI sales representative for a web demo and more information about CartoPac 3.1. The new version includes native support for Oracle and SQL Server 2008 Spatial Types and provides in-field capabilities to speed and simplify the creation of as-builts including auto measure/linear referencing, projected measure queries, and embedded data collection.


About Navigation Electronics, Inc.
Navigation Electronics, Inc. (NEI) was formed in 1984 as a division of John Chance & Assoc. to provide instrument sales and service to the offshore oil and related industries. In 1988, NEI was acquired and expanded its service to land, hydrographic, and geodetic surveyors as well as GIS mapping professionals. NEI corporate headquarters and a service center and sales office are located in Lafayette, LA.; there is an NEI sales office and GIS training center in Norcross, Georgia; and NEI satellite offices are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Barbara Poche is the president & CEO of this women-owned and operated business.

About CartoPac Field Solutions
CartoPac Field Solutions is a leading provider of fully integrated mobile solutions that increase field-to-office workflow efficiency by integrating and enhancing a wide range of devices including GPS units, lasers, cameras and other external devices. CartoPac software is ideal for oil and gas, municipalities, railroads, electric or water/wastewater utilities, natural resources, or anyone interested in collecting and managing large amounts of field data. CartoPac Field Solutions is an authorized ESRI and Trimble Business Partner, and is an authorized Strategic Business Partner to Cityworks.