"Secured Brazil" (Brasil Seguro) Consortium, Formed by the AGORA Telecom, COMTEX, Modulo and Unisys Companies, Win 2014 World Cup Public Bid Of USD $101.5M

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The contracted companies will provide technological solutions to 14 Command and Control Integrated Centers located in the host cities

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It is a privilege for Modulo and the rest of the participating consortium companies to have won the public bid to implement to SESGE the world’s most ambitious and complex Major Event Operations and Management Centers project.

Brazil’s Extraordinary Secretariat of Security for Major Events (SESGE) has just signed a contract with the “Secured Brazil” (Brasil Seguro) consortium, which will be responsible for providing IT solutions, services and infrastructure to the expected 14 Command and Control Integrated Centers (CICC) in the 12 World Cup host cities.

The “Secured Brazil” consortium relies on the partnership and know-how of four extremely competent companies with extensive experience in the market to ensure the success of this project:

Sergio Thompson-Flores, CEO of the consortium’s leading company, Modulo, emphasizes, “We were happy to close the partnership with companies with a renowned reputation and proven experience in similar projects. It is a privilege for Modulo and the rest of the participating consortium companies to have won the public bid to implement to SESGE the world’s most ambitious and complex Major Event Operations and Management Centers project. It makes us very proud that the winning consortium was lead by a Brazilian company with its own software and capital, demonstrating once again our ability, as a company and as a country, in providing innovative solutions and cutting edge technology.”

To Vail Gomes, AGORA Telecom’s Division of Safety and Radio Communications Commercial Director, the project is an opportunity to demonstrate the competence of Brazilian suppliers. “This will show our group’s competency in the consolidation of technologies and equipment that contribute to better safety management and public order services,” says Gomes.

COMTEX is optimistic about the outcome of this major project, especially when the partnership between the companies forms an experienced and competent group.
“This project will be a milestone in the history of the four companies and will demonstrate how the domestic industry has evolved in this in sector, competing in the same level with all of the global giants,” says COMTEX’s CEO, Sergio Nercessian. “Plus, we have the advantage of knowing our country well, especially the capitals, since the majority have been the result of studies and many are already receiving some service from our partners.”

Agostinho Rocha, chief executive for Brazil and VP for Latin America in Unisys’ Technology, Consulting and Integration Solutions (TCIS) unit comments, “With over 90 years of direct presence in Brazil and a history of mission critical projects developed for public sector clients, Unisys is proud to be a part of this extremely important project for our country, which will be supported by an advanced IT infrastructure.”

The bidding process, which began in June of 2013, was attended by six other consortia and included companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Motorola, Oi and Telefônica among others. Of the 14 Command and Control Integrated Centers to be established, 12 will be regional centers built in the host cities and the other two will be national centers, located in two strategic cities: Rio de Janeiro and Brasília. The project should be ready by May of 2014. After the World Cup, the centers and its entire infrastructure will be the great legacy of SESGE’s initiative towards the country’s public safety. Part of the systems will remain mobilized to aid in the security of the 2016 Olympics/Paralympics and the other portion handed over to the states through criteria yet to be established by the Ministry of Justice and by the states.

“With the major events comes to Brazil the opportunity to build an integrated network of command and control. This is a new concept that will enable the country’s police forces to work in a collaborative, interoperable and shared manageable environment. This project is the embryo of a new Public Safety Architecture,” observes Roberval França, General Director of the “Secured Brazil” consortium.

About AGORA Telecom
A Brazilian company with 20 years of presence throughout its national territory, AGORA Telecom is a leader in Latin America’s professional radio communication and stands out as an integrator of data, voice and image technologies.

It operates heavily in the public safety and large corporations segment, emphasizing on the implementation of radio communication networks solutions and police operations integrated centers’ management in various states and capitals. Aiming to expand in meeting the needs of its clients, AGORA has been consolidating new technology networks such as IP, WLAN, Unified Communication integrating IP telephony and Videoconferencing aside from other solutions like police training, handheld cameras and detection of illicit materials.

Within its large corporations clientele, Petrobras, Itaipu Binacional, Eletrobras and Navega Pará among others, are highlighted.

COMTEX was born with the specific objective to supply the public safety market, which began to crawl 15 years ago. After a few years, the company became known for providing video surveillance solutions. The turning point came with the implementation of Rio’s Center of Operations (COR) which integrated the video surveillance system to the S4C software that, through a crossing of layers, is able to manage the city’s numerous needs from traffic lights functionality control to rainfall density in order to keep floods from causing further damage than the inevitable. This policy of preventive control for all of the city’s demands allows for the simultaneous interaction between many sectors, not converging in joint actions and specially saving on the, often scarce, available resources. Then came the Command and Control Integrated Center (CICC).

The company also became known for bold projects such as equipping two thousand police cars with cameras and recorders, an ensemble called "embedded video monitoring." This, among many other actions, ultimately provided the company with a know-how in meeting the public demands as well as being responsible for the SAMU/192/Rio (Mobile Emergency Medical Services), among other dispatch systems.
COMTEX is a pioneer in video surveillance of plants and has the largest lot of installed cameras at a university in Brazil, with more than 800 units.

About Modulo
Modulo is a leading global enterprise provider of technology governance, risk and compliance (GRC) management solutions. Hundreds of organizations around the world leverage the award-winning Modulo Risk Manager™ as a flexible and affordable approach to manage risk, compliance, and business continuity across the enterprise and extended enterprise of third-party relationships. Customers span the financial, health care, retail, manufacturing, higher-education, telecom, energy and government sectors and include BASF, BC Hydro, Commercial Bank of Dubai, Microsoft, New York University Medical Center, Synovus Financial, and Schlumberger. Modulo has earned industry recognition as a 2013 GRC 20/20 Value Award recipient; a 2012 and 2013 Innovator of the Year by SC Magazine; and a 2011, 2012 and 2013 “5-Star” by SC Magazine.

In addition, Modulo has participated in internationally recognized Smart Government projects such as the Brazilian electronic voting, online income tax submission, Brazilian Payment System (SPB), Formula Indy, Rio’s 2007 Pan American Games, Rio+20 and Rio’s 2013 World Youth Day.

Visit http://www.modulo.com and follow Modulo on Twitter @Modulo_Intl.

About Unisys

Unisys is a worldwide information technology company that provides a portfolio of IT services, software and technology that solves critical issues for their clients. Specializing in helping them protect their operations, increase the efficiency and utilization of their data centers, enhance the support to their end users and employees and modernize their corporate applications.

In order to provide these services and solutions, Unisys brings together expertise in outsourcing services, systems and consulting integration, infrastructure and maintenance services, in addition to large servers technology.

With approximately 22,500 employees, Unisys serves commercial organizations and government agencies worldwide. In Brazil, Unisys invests heavily in IT, transforming data centers, automating government, banking, transportation, telecommunications and trade operations. With a history of a 90 year pioneering streak in the country, from installing the first computer to computerizing the first election with electronic voting machines and currently focusing on cutting edge technologies that support mission-critical environments for its clients.

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