Envista and Google Enable the World's First Platform-as-a-Service Technology Powered by Google Maps Engine

Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:11pm EDT

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  BEVERLY, MA, Mar 13 (Marketwire) -- 
IRIS from Envista, Inc., a new Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that allows
the rapid configuration of custom apps for the utility, pipeline and
other industries, signed an agreement with Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) to
utilize and resell Google Maps Engine. IRIS is a cloud-based
Platform-as-a-Service designed to enable an organization to rapidly
configure, not code, location aware web apps without the need for any
special training. IRIS apps help the utility, pipeline and other
industries address business problems such as creating a common view of
large scale disparate data sets, asset management, transmission line
encroachment, change and high consequence area detection, all which
require integration and analysis of both geospatial and business data.
Incorporating Google Maps Engine as a part of the IRIS platform provides
several key advantages -- scale, familiarity and mobility. With Google
Maps Engine, IRIS users can process, organize and manage location data
using Google's unrivaled cloud infrastructure. Using Google's
purpose-built geo cloud platform, organizations can see their data
visualized on the Google Map and distribute this information to
stakeholders at-scale. This enables organizations to better leverage
existing data investments, which is often siloed, by presenting it in
ways that are actionable. With more efficient ways to share critical
location-based information, a company can reduce risk, increase
productivity and gain insight for improved decision making.

    Powered by Google Maps Engine, IRIS apps incorporate the simple Google
Maps user interface, making them easy-to-use and familiar to employees
across an organization. "A key benefit of implementing Google Maps Engine
is the ability to provide IRIS users with real-time access to their data
layers, leveraging a map tool that people are already familiar with,"
says Tarun Bhatnagar, director, Google Geo Enterprise.

    Google Maps Engine allows geo data to be securely published and shared
with internal and external stakeholders on any device and in any
environment. Using a combination of Google's mapping and Android-enabled
technologies, IRIS apps can enhance communications between office
operations and project sites by giving users the ability to access data
visualization anytime, anywhere. 

    "Today's customers require and demand simplicity and speed when attacking
business problems. We're excited that IRIS is able to leverage Google
Maps Engine and enable people to quickly and affordably utilize their
existing data stores to rapidly configure solutions that meet their
specific needs and requirements across industries," stated Mark
Prestipino, Envista CEO. "We are proud to deliver the world's first
Google powered Platform-as-a-Service and building upon our strategic
business relationships with Google to offer a compelling solution set to
our customers which allows them to innovate inside their organizations in
ways never before possible."

    About IRIS from Envista
 IRIS is a Platform-as-a-Services powered by
Google Maps technology that allows customers to easily leverage their
investments in existing applications and systems by unlocking both
business and geospatial data and making it actionable. IRIS enables
anyone to rapidly configure customized location aware web apps available
to multiple audiences with different needs. Learn more about IRIS at


James Hendrix

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