IBS Group Subsidiary Delivers Navigation Information Platform
OREANDA-NEWS. December 11, 2013. IBS Group, a leading software development and IT services provider in Central and Eastern Europe announces that Luxoft Holding, Inc. (NYSE: LXFT), a subsidiary of IBS Group, has completed full cycle commercial software development work on the life-saving navigation system ERA-GLONASS.
ERA-GLONASS, run by the GLONASS Non-Commercial Partnership (NP GLONASS), is a national emergency response system that helps save lives in traffic accidents and other incidents on Russia’s roads – slashing the time it takes the emergency services to arrive on the scene by 30%.
It harnesses the power of modern technologies such as telecommunications, information processing, and satellite navigation solutions (GLONASS and GPS) in order to cut the time it takes the emergency services to respond to an incident by helping them identify the location and other details of each incident with greater speed and precision.
Under its contract with NP GLONASS, Luxoft worked to a tight schedule to develop the software for the navigation and information platform, which is a complex nation-wide system designed to interact with numerous external systems that meets stringent reliability and availability requirements.
Luxoft's project team assessed the platform's current state, established the algorithm for its development, carried out process flow analysis work, and set in place a two-stage delivery schedule.
Phase one was launched in April 2013. Luxoft developed a test prototype of the navigation and information platform for preliminary system tests. Phase two started in June 2013, after system tests were completed successfully, and included further development of the commercial platform that will be rolled out across 83 Russian regions.
To schedule, on 31 October 2013, Luxoft successfully delivered the nationwide navigation and information platform for ERA-GLONASS under the contract with NP GLONASS. Luxoft is currently supporting NP GLONASS in integrated system tests that were jointly scheduled by Luxoft and the customer.
“Successful delivery on this challenging project, within a very limited time-frame, is yet further testimony to our team's professionalism and excellence. Our deep expertise in developing software solutions for the automotive and telecommunications sectors helped us develop a top quality innovative system which is unparalleled anywhere in the world,” said Dmitry Loschinin, President and CEO of Luxoft.
“Serving as evidence of our leadership in software development, completing this project successfully also makes a tangible contribution to the community, as ERA-GLONASS will help save thousands of lives every year.“
Experts have said that implementing ERA-GLONASS will dramatically reduce the number of traffic-related deaths and severe injuries, especially in remote locations, helping save approximately 4,000 lives each year.
About Glonass Union (NP GLONASS)
Non-commercial Partnership for Development and Use of Navigation Technologies (GLONASS Union) was established on 21 May 2012 with the goal of developing and adopting GLONASS technology-based products and services in Russia and abroad.
GLONASS Union members (as of October 2013) are leading Russian companies in telecommunication, IT, and navigation markets: JSC VimpelCom, JSC MegaFon, JSC MTS, JSC Navigation Information Systems, JSC Rostelecom, JSC Summa Telecom, Transas Group, Cesar Satellite Group, Yandex LLC, and Association GLONASS/GNSS Forum.
25 May 2012 – GLONASS Union is designated the Russian National Navigation Services Provider (Russian Federation Government Resolution No. 522)
18 September 2012 – GLONASS Union is designated as the exclusive contractor for implementation of the ERA-GLONASS National Accident Emergency Response System project (Russian Federation Government Resolution No. 1732-r)
Key GLONASS Union Projects
Building the ERA-GLONASS National Accident Emergency Response System
Participation in the implementation of the Republic of Kazakhstan EVAK National Accident Emergency Response System project
Participation in the implementation of the Republic of Belarus ERA-RB National Accident Emergency Response System project
Conducting joint pilot projects for the purpose of shaping the Russian insurance telematics market with the Russian Association of Motor Insurers, Mosgortrans, and other market participants
About IBS Group Holding Limited
IBS Group is a leading software development and IT services provider in Central and Eastern Europe. Through its two principal subsidiaries, Luxoft and IBS IT Services, it offers a wide variety of information technology services, such as software development and IT services outsourcing, IT infrastructure and business applications implementation. IBS Group has business operations in Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, the UK, the USA, Vietnam and Singapore. IBS Group employs more than 8,500 people worldwide. In the year ended March 31, 2013, the Group reported US GAAP consolidated revenues of USD870.3 million. IBS Group's Global Depositary Receipts are listed on the Regulated Market (General Standard) at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Bloomberg: IBSG:GR; Reuters: IBSGq.F).