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BRUSSELS, Belgium, April 13, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) and partner SPIE Belgium have been selected by Agentschap Wegen en Verkeer (AWV) to modernize the remote management of highway lighting within the Flemish Region. AWV manages the Flemish Region's highway network on behalf of the Flemish Minister for Mobility and Public Works.
CGI's IBOR platform will replace current highway lighting management systems used within the Region. IBOR is an intelligent solution that connects and controls dynamic objects in public spaces (e.g., street lighting, traffic lights, bridges, etc.) through sensors, object controllers, data communications and storage, processing software and presentation techniques. It can be managed remotely.
A sustainable solution, IBOR reduces energy consumption and also reduces CO2 emissions. With IBOR, lighting is turned on only when needed and increased or dimmed on demand, such as for construction projects or emergency services at the scene of an accident.
"Smart technology provides governments with a dynamic, sustainable and economical solution for public space management," said Hans Vets, who leads CGI's operations in Belgium. "We are proud that CGI can contribute to this smart city initiative where energy savings, increased safety and efficient management become a reality. We believe that IBOR is a platform for the future that will drive innovation and lead to the cities of tomorrow."
CGI partners with SPIE Belgium to support its efforts in designing, building, operating and maintaining energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly facilities and other assets for customers.
"We are very pleased with this unique and innovative mission," said Johan Dekempe, CEO of SPIE Belgium. "This is an important achievement for SPIE Belgium and perfectly highlights our leadership in the pursuit of a more sustainable society. At SPIE, we are committed to improve comfort and well-being of our society."
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 68,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as a wide range of proprietary solutions. With annualized revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$20 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com
SOURCE CGI Group Inc.
For further information: Investors and media: Lorne Gorber, Senior Vice President, Global Communications and Investor relations, [email protected], +1 514-841-3355; Local media: Hans Vets, Senior Vice President, CGI Belgium, [email protected], +32 (0)2 708 63 02