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WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND, September 09, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ -- With New Zealand's recent accession to the World Trade Organization's Government Procurement Agreement (GPA), ikeGPS (NZX: IKE), the maker of the first laser-accurate smartphone measurement solution, has teamed with Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider, to become one of the first New Zealand-based companies to have its products added to the U.S. government's GSA Schedule post agreement. This will accelerate deployment of ikeGPS's innovative solutions throughout the U.S. government.
"ikeGPS is now able to sell products manufactured at our New Zealand facility to the U.S. government, an important and growing customer base for us, via Carahsoft and the GSA schedule," says Glenn Milnes, CEO and managing director of ikeGPS. "In collaboration with Carahsoft, we look forward to advancing ikeGPS product opportunities and adoption by U.S. government agencies."
The WTO GPA opens up trade opportunities for ikeGPS in the U.S., Canada, Japan, and other WTO member countries. "IkeGPS has built a strong reputation in the U.S. market over the years," says Vicky Whitlock, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) Commissioner. "Under the GPA, ikeGPS will be all the more positioned to deliver value to government customers through their channel partner Carahsoft."
ikeGPS's flagship product, Spike--the first laser-accurate smartphone measurement solution--is already gaining traction in the U.S. government. Spike can be used by numerous government agencies for disaster response, critical infrastructure mapping, facilities management, energy modeling, mission and access planning, crime scene investigation, counter terrorism, and many other uses cases.
In addition, IkeGPS has entered into a technology development agreement and strategic partnership with In-Q-Tel to further enable the design and development of Spike, utilizing the company's intellectual property. In-Q-Tel is the non-profit, strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
The Spike device, Spike mobile app, and a smartphone work together to allow users to measure an object simply with a snap from a smartphone or tablet. From that photo users can capture real-time measurements including height, width, area, length, and target location. Measurements and location are saved with the picture, and can be easily shared in a variety of industry formats.
"Like In-Q-Tel, Carahsoft appreciates the impact and value the ikeGPS's solutions bring to our government customers and to our partner ecosystem," said Craig P. Abod, Carahsoft president. "We're excited to carry them on our GSA schedule and to provide broader access to these game-changing, cost-effective and secure solutions for gathering intelligence remotely."
IkeGPS's solutions are available immediately on Carahsoft GSA Schedule No. GS-35F-0119Y. For more information, view Introducing Spike: Turn Your Smartphone Into a Powerful Measurement Solution, an on-demand webcast sponsored by ikeGPS and Carahsoft, or contact the ikeGPS team at Carahsoft at (703) 871-8548 or ikeGPS@carahsoft.com.
ikeGPS is changing the way the world is measured, utilizing its smart laser measurement solutions to capture, record and export measurement data. Electric utility, telecom, government, engineering, construction, real estate, signage, and other field data collection-based professionals use ikeGPS products to modernize the way measurements are taken and shared.
Spike, a laser accurate Smartphone measurement solution, and GE MapSight, an all-in-one customizable field data collection solution, uniquely combine intelligent software and hardware into comprehensive but simple-to-use tools. With an ike photo, you can capture measurement, distance, location and other data in real time, significantly improving business process, user productivity and safety.
ikeGPS is headquartered in Wellington, New Zealand and is listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange under the stock symbol IKE. The company's global sales and marketing organization is based in Broomfield, Colorado, which supports global efforts in the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information, visit http://www.ikegps.com/.
Carahsoft Technology Corp. is the trusted Government IT solutions provider. As a top-ranked GSA Schedule Contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed technology vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of software manufacturers, value-added resellers, system integrators, and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value.
The company's dedicated Solutions Divisions proactively market, sell and deliver VMware, Adobe, Symantec, EMC, F5 Networks, Open Source, HP, SAP, and Innovative and Intelligence products and services, among others. Carahsoft is consistently recognized by its partners as a top revenue producer, and is listed annually among the industry's fastest growing firms by CRN, Inc., Washington Technology, The Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, and SmartCEO. Visit us at www.carahsoft.com.
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