Orsus and Johnson Controls form alliance

May 29, 2008
Companies combine expertise to provide situation management solutions

Orsus, the pioneer in the field of situation management, a new holistic approach to optimizing situation planning, response and analysis, announces a strategic agreement with Johnson Controls, a global provider of safety and security technology and systems integration services.

The alliance between the two companies is designed to combine Orsus' security and safety Situation Management software, Situator, with Johnson Controls' systems integration expertise. Through its safety and security division, Johnson Controls has delivered integrated security solutions to over 50,000 companies worldwide in a variety of markets, including transportation, healthcare, financial services, government, education and manufacturing.

"The Johnson Controls business and approach to the market is complimentary to Orsus, as we are seeking large, multi-national and critical infrastructure type of customers to provide with centralized command and control to improve operations," said Joel Lehman VP & general manager fire and security, North America, for Johnson Controls.

As part of the alliance, the two companies are working together to offer situation management solutions to corporate clients worldwide and within the government market. Johnson Controls offers a single source for turnkey installation and service of integrated security systems and provides support for assessment, planning, and design. Its client roster includes The Pentagon, Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn., and Saint Luke's Health Systems in Kansas City, Mo.

"The relationship with Johnson Controls enables Orsus to work with a leading, global safety and security technology provider," said Rafi Bhonker VP of marketing and sales at Orsus. "Johnson Controls recognizes the importance of providing their mission critical customers with the innovative technology to manage and operate their security systems, and Orsus is excited to be part of the solution."

Orsus Situator leverages existing security investments and empowers security personnel to focus on the information and tasks that are relevant to the situation at hand. With its advanced, yet easy-to-use planning tools, Situator helps transform routine and emergency plans into actionable, adaptive tasks and procedures and integrates them with alerts and data from virtually any security and safety device, information system, internet feed and communication system.

Situator is available and fully supported in around the world through a network of security and safety integrators. For more information, or to request a Situator demo, please visit http://www.orsus.com or contact Orsus at [email protected].