Unisys Wins $38 Million Systems Integration Contract for Philippines Land Transport Office IT Project.MANILA, Philippines--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 1, 1999--
Unisys Philippines announced today that it was awarded a $38 million systems integration contract by STRADCOM Corp., the winning consortium of the nationwide Land Transportation Office Information Technology (LTO-IT) Project.
STRADCOM Corp., the winning bidder of the LTO-IT project, is a joint venture team composed of Strategic Alliance Development Corp. (STRADEC) and Comfac Corp., with NCR (NCR Corporation, Dayton, OH, www.ncr.com) A technology company specializing in financial terminal transactions, retail systems and data warehousing. Until the late 1990s, NCR was heavily invested in the hardware side of the industry, known worldwide as a major manufacturer of computers Philippines and Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC SAIC - http://saic.com. ) as its technical partners for the project.
As the prime systems integrator, Unisys will integrate LTO's mission-critical business processes, which include motor vehicle registration, drivers licensing, law enforcement and adjudication The legal process of resolving a dispute. The formal giving or pronouncing of a judgment or decree in a court proceeding; also the judgment or decision given. The entry of a decree by a court in respect to the parties in a case. , revenue collection as well as government and private sector information sharing See data conferencing. .
Unisys will install and operate computers and communications networks at the LTO's central office in Quezon City Quezon City, city (1990 pop. 1,669,776), former capital of the Republic of the Philippines, central Luzon, a part of the Manila metropolitan area. A suburb of Manila, taken separately it would be the most populous city in the Philippines. -- which covers the metropolitan capital area -- 14 regional offices, approximately 214 district and other field offices, all mobile law enforcement units, and among the facilities of LTO (Linear Tape Open) A family of open magnetic tape standards developed by HP, IBM and Quantum (formerly the Certance subsidiary of Seagate) that are licensed to third-party vendors. LTO cartridges contain a memory that stores historical usage data. service contractors and other government agencies and private subscribers.
When completed, the nationwide LTO project is expected to speed the agency's online document processing Processing text documents, which includes indexing methods for text retrieval based on content. See document imaging. and eventually enhance its revenue collection. The project will provide a comprehensive database on land transportation, real-time flow of information among LTO's 230 offices as well as connections with other government and private information networks including those on the Worldwide Web.
"As the lead systems integrator for the LTO-IT project, Unisys will provide a total solution using Unisys products and services as well as other products from third-party partners," said Unisys Philippines General Manager and President Gabriel Leiva. "Our commitment is to develop applications suited for LTO's business processes and train LTO personnel as part of the change management program," Leiva added.
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