June 6, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sokkia and MicroSurvey Announce Strategic Alliance for Construction and Forensic Markets.
MicroSurvey Software Inc. and Sokkia Corporation are pleased to announce a strategic alliance between the two firms focused on increasing market share in the forensic and construction markets.
MicroSurvey will provide Sokkia with a branded version of its flagship product, MicroSurvey CAD 2005, that includes additional features designed to benefit both customers. The new product, branded “Sokkia SitePlan – powered by MicroSurvey CAD 2005”, will be sold and promoted to forensic, law enforcement, and construction customers through its network of 380 dealers.
According to John L. Florio, Manager, Product Planning and Support, for Sokkia Corporation, "Sokkia chose MicroSurvey CAD 2005 for Sokkia SitePlan because of MicroSurvey's strong industry reputation for developing easy-to-use software as well as its high levels of customer service. These qualities align well with Sokkia's business philosophy and the product's target market, construction and law enforcement". Florio goes on to say, "a Sokkia SitePlan / Total Station bundle will provide great value for construction customers looking for easier ways to work with data in the field or office".
One key feature of Sokkia SitePlan is that it uses MicroSurvey CAD 2005 as a common platform for both construction and law enforcement versions. According to Duke Dutch, Sokkia Law Enforcement Applications Manager, "we believe law enforcement and construction customers share many similarities, so developing a law enforcement solution based on MicroSurvey CAD 2005 makes complete sense. This means our Sokkia dealers will be able to serve both markets without having to learn different programs – it really shortens their learning curve, and they'll love that".
“We are extremely pleased that Sokkia selected MicroSurvey CAD as the engine for SitePlan. It demonstrates both the quality and competitiveness of MicroSurvey in the market,” said Darcy J. Detlor, MicroSurvey President. “Sokkia identified a need that our Basic version fills perfectly, so it was easy for us to customize it to their specifications.”
MicroSurvey Software Inc. develops, manufactures and markets a family of specialized computer software for land surveyors, civil engineers, mapping technologists, engineering technicians, drafting technologists, police officers, and accident reconstruction specialists. Its head office is in Westbank, British Columbia, Canada.
Sokkia Company Limited is headquartered in Atsugi, Japan, and manufactures complete measurement solutions for surveying, mapping/GIS, industrial measurement, construction, and law enforcement applications. Products range from GPS Systems, and Total Stations, to construction lasers and field supplies and accessories. All products are conveniently available throughout the United States through a nationwide distribution network, and are backed by the company’s comprehensive service and support systems.