Globecomm Receives $8.5M Contract Extension from NATO
Hauppauge-based , a provider of communication solutions and software, announced Thursday the company received a $8.5 million contract extension from NATO for its GPS-based Force Tracking System.
“Globecomm is proud to support the needs of NATO. This contract continues to demonstrate our sustained ability to provide high quality communication services,” said Paul Knudsen, vice president of Globecomms Eastern Atlantic Team, in a press statement.
This builds on a previous $44 million contract Globecomm received initially received to design and install the GPS-based Force Track System, bring the contracts total value to $52.5 million The device allows NATO to identify its personnel versus other multi-national forces during operations, limiting the risk of fraticide or friendly fire among troops.
Globecomm enters partnership with Fujitsu Frontech
Globecomm announced Thursday it was entering a strategic teaming partnership with Fujitsu Frontech North America to expand its range of products for commercial and government markets.
The partnership looks to combine Globecomm’s managed service platforms and combine themwith Fujitsu’s advanced technology in digital media to offer a greater range of products and services to their customers. There is also a focused co-marketing and joint sales effort between the two companies.
CA Technologies announces BPO Partnership with Capgemini
CA Technologies, computer solutions company based in Islandia, announced Tuesday it was partnering with Capgemini to create a Business Process Outsourcing service.
The companies hope the partnership will help their customers by combining CA ecoSoftware Solution with Capgemini’s Business Process Outsourcing Unit to better managed and handle complex sustainability data collection and reporting demands.
“The global alliance between CA Technologies and Capgemini is among the first of its type for energy, carbon and sustainability management services,” said Stuart Neumann, senior manager at Verdantix in a press release. “Capgemini’s reputation for business process outsourcing is well-suited to complement CA ecoSoftware, which Verdantix recently identified as a leading solution in the carbon and energy management software market. This alliance between CA Technologies and Capgemini delivers a strong sustainability management capability to the market.”
SMSC Answers Rival Bid for Conexant
Hauppauge-based semiconductor company executives have answered a rival competitor’s bid to purchase Conexant, after SMSC has a signed agreement to purchase all the company’s shares.
"We continue to believe that the combination of Conexant and SMSC provides for a highly complementary merger of talent and technology that is in the interests of Conexant stockholders, customers and employees," said Christine King, SMSC president and CEO . "We believe that SMSC and Conexant together have the opportunity to take advantage of economies of scale and drive profitable growth, and that our proposal would provide Conexant stockholders with the opportunity to participate in the future success of the combined company."
remains in effect for now, already approved by both Conexant and SMSC’s board of directors. The merger agreement’s conditions allow SMSC to propose further changes.