G4S Technology selected to design and construct 90 mile fiber- optic, Montana network

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G4S on board to improve health care information exchange, education and public safety for the great state of Montana.

G4S Technology LLC (formerly Adesta) a systems integrator and project management company for communication networks and electronic security systems, has been selected to design and install a 90-mile portion of a fiber-optic network for Health Information Exchange of Montana (HIEM). This $3.3M project began in August of 2011 and is expected to be completed by August of 2012.

G4S Technology will design and construct 90 miles of both aerial and underground fiber spanning from Libby to Kalispell, Montana in the Northwest region of the state. The goal of this phase is to establish a high-speed broadband connection from Kalispell to Libby for healthcare and healthcare education purposes.

The Health Information Exchange of Montana (HIEM) is a rural health network initiated by five independently owned and operated hospitals and two federally funded community health centers. These entities have formally come together to address their shared unique geographic and technological challenges in order to exchange basic patient medical information and expand telehealth applications in Northwest and Northcentral Montana. A significant part of HIEM’s efforts are focused on addressing access to affordable, reliable bandwidth to support their collaborative endeavours.

“G4S Technology is honored to be part of the venture to improve the way healthcare information is being shared in the state of Montana,” said Bob Sommerfeld, President of G4S Technology. “We believe this network will not only improve the way that information is shared, but will also advance the way that healthcare is administered, and will streamline both education and public safety for the residents of these communities.”

“HIEM is pleased to have the opportunity to improve the broadband infrastructure for healthcare and healthcare education providers in our region through financial assistance of the Federal Communications Commission’s Rural Health Care Pilot Program,” said Kip Smith, HIEM Executive Director. “We look forward to working with G4S Technology, an industry leader in fiber optic construction, to further our vision of a robust healthcare broadband network in Northwest and Northcentral Montana.”

About G4S Technology
G4S Technology (formerly Adesta) brings innovative, flexible and cost-efficient thinking to the design, construction and maintenance of stand-alone or integrated communication networks and security systems. For nearly two decades, G4S Technology has offered commercial, industrial and governmental clients an efficient single point of contact for all their project issues. A trusted partner to customers and suppliers around the world, G4S Technology takes great pride in delivering outstanding technology, superior control and a great return on investment.

G4S Technology has deployed over two million fiber miles in more than 200 rural and metropolitan areas and completed over 1,500 electronic security systems projects in the United States, Europe, Asia, Central America and the Middle East.

Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, G4S Technology is managed by executives from the telecommunications, construction and security industries. The company is a leader in providing innovative, turnkey solutions for advanced communication and security systems.

http://www.g4stechnology.com

About G4S
G4S is the world's leading security solutions group, which specializes in outsourcing of business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat.

G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has an additional stock exchange listing in Copenhagen.

G4S has operations in more than 120 countries and more than 625,000 employees. For more information on G4S, visit http://www.g4s.com or http://www.g4s.us .

For further inquiries, please contact:
Laura Kocher, Communications Specialist         (402) 233 7570
Laura.kocher(at)usa.g4s(dot)com

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