SCRA Receives Esri Silver Partnership Designation

New Software, AlastarTM, Utilizes Esri Geographic Information Systems

CHARLESTON, S.C. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 8, 2013 — SCRA, which produces the wide-area situational awareness Alastar software, has received the Esri Silver Partnership designation. Alastar was created to help public safety and emergency managers track resources and assets, identify threats and increase the speed and effectiveness of incident response.

Founded as Environmental Systems Research Institute, Esri helps organizations map and model software solutions. Esri’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology enables effective analysis and management of geographic information. Partner organizations are supported by an experienced and knowledgeable staff and an extensive network of partners and international distributors. Esri GIS is one of Alastar’s foundational components.

SCRA’s Alastar is a geospatial technology suite that provides enhanced situational awareness to deliver an all-inclusive, real-time situational awareness tool. It enables security personnel and first responders to fully assess their current environments and identify existing or emerging threats. Alastar makes available the information that safety officers and resource managers need - when and where they need it.

"We are delighted to receive this designation as it validates our software for this market," said SCRA CEO Bill Mahoney. "At SCRA, we believe in service to greater missions. With this designation as an Esri Silver Partner, we can further optimize technology to support homeland security and emergency services personnel."

About SCRA

SCRA is an applied research corporation with over 30 years of experience delivering technology solutions with high returns on investment to federal and corporate clients. To fulfill our mission, SCRA has three sectors: Our Technology Ventures sector helps early-stage companies to commercialize innovations and create jobs, our Applied R&D sector manages national and international R&D programs worth over $2 billion in contract value and our R&D Facilities sector builds and manages research facilities that include wet labs, secure rooms for sensitive work and advanced, high-tech manufacturing shops. Multiple economic impact studies show SCRA's cumulative output on South Carolina's economy to be over $15.3 billion.

About Esri

Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS technology, Esri software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at

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