Signal Corporation established

2 April 2014

Intergen today announced the establishment of Signal Corporation, offering the Signal social media monitoring tool designed for the public safety and emergency management sector.

Signal Corporation is now a standalone venture, with Intergen retaining a major shareholding in the company and currently finalising external investment to assist with growth plans.

The prototype for the Signal tool was originally developed in 2011 by Intergen for the New Zealand Police to help meet their public safety requirements during the Rugby World Cup. Since that time, Signal has established a strong customer base across Australasia, and is experiencing significant demand in the United Kingdom and United States markets. In 2013 Intergen received the Microsoft Asia Pacific Public Sector Partner of the Year award for Signal.

Intergen Director and former Marketing Director, Wayne Forgesson, leaves Intergen to head up Signal Corporation in the role of Chief Executive Officer, joined by Steve Milligan, Signal’s Product Manager. In addition to retaining a major shareholding, Intergen will provide development and technical support as well as continue as a reseller within the New Zealand and Australian markets.

“This is a very exciting opportunity for Signal Corporation and signifies the next step in Signal’s journey,” says Forgesson. “By securing external investment, in addition to support received from Callaghan Innovation and NZ Trade and Enterprise, we will be able to fully explore the international markets in which Signal is experiencing strong interest, as well as mature Signal’s product offering and grow and nurture our Australasian customer base.”

Intergen’s Group CEO, Tony Stewart, says:  “Intergen is immensely pleased to see Signal move to this next stage, with the structures in place to grow and make the most of a number of very promising global opportunities. Intergen has a strong history of incubating technology solutions – we’re very proud to have played a part in Signal’s early days, and we look forward to Signal’s future successes.”

 

About Signal

Signal is a social media monitoring analytics and notification solution designed for the public safety and emergency management sector. It works with the leading social media networks, allowing organisations to gain real-time insights into global events. For more information visit: www.getsignal.info

About Intergen

Intergen specialises in the design, development and integration of business knowledge, information technology and creativity. The company was formed in 2001 and now has offices around New Zealand and Australia and the Western United States, providing information technology solutions based exclusively on Microsoft's tools and technologies.

Intergen works with organisations to improve productivity, empower staff, and streamline and automate business processes, delivering comprehensive solutions for businesses of all sizes, in all industries.

For more information contact:

Katy Sweetman
Communications Manager
+64 4 472 2021 
www.intergen.co.nz


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