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Home-grown software launch

Home-grown software launch

A new software product developed in Cambodia will be launched at a conference in

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 14, according to Jeffrey Himmel, managing director

of Aruna Technology, the Phnom Penh-based company that developed the program.

"The software is entirely written and developed in Cambodia," said Himmel.

Mango, a web-based mapping system, will be debuted at the Map Asia 2007 Conference

and Exhibition on Geographical Information Technology and Applications.The software

"incorporates a suite of products...designed by a team of GIS and software experts

to make geographic data and information management technology more affordable, accessible,

and user friendly," according to Aruna promotional materials.

Licensing packages range from around $5,000 to $10,000, depending on the number of

functions. Himmel says that potential clients include private companies, NGOs, real

estate agents or any company with an interest in monitoring physical assets, among

others.

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