Fundação Ezute was born to ensure Brazilian technological autonomy by developing and absorbing the understanding on the construction, deployment and operation of complex systems to support the protection of the Legal Amazon, including civil and military air traffic control in the region.
Created to contribute to the Brazilian defense and sovereignty, SIVAM – Amazon Surveillance System completes 20 years of activities this July. Before it started operating, its operational body, the CENSIPAM – Center Manager and Operational of the Amazon Protection System, was activated in order to use all the technological apparatus of SIVAM together with the FAB – Brazilian Air Force.
The date is celebrated by Fundação Ezute, as its birth is the result of the Government’s demand for a national integrating organization, which would aggregate autonomy to the country, by mastering the complex technologies that comprised the project.
Thus, Ezute’s first steps were supported by the partnership signed with the Ministry of Defense and the Brazilian Air Force.
Aimed at protecting and monitoring the Legal Amazon, which includes the country’s Northern Regions, the State of Mato Grosso and part of Maranhão, SIVAM started operating on July 25, 2002, using an innovative set of intelligence systems, consisting of surveillance and control of the airspace and support to the investigation of environmental crimes in the region.
The implementation of the system required a whole infrastructure of buildings, computers, software, telecommunications and meteorological stations, fixed and airborne radars, data collection platforms, early warning and remote sensing aircraft, all supported by logistics that were unprecedented in the country, since the system covers the most inhospitable regions of the Amazon.
By managing the critical situations and developing other functionalities of the system, Fundação Ezute acquired a wide know-how and mastery of competencies and knowledge that today contribute in a broad way to the society, in several areas such as Defense, Education, Transportation, Environmental Protection, Water Resources Protection, Digital Mapping and Health.
Among the projects undertaken by the institution that can be considered fruits of this acquired technology are two implemented in Brazil’s largest capital, São Paulo: the SPTrans Single Ticket System, a pioneer in complexity in metropolitan public service and which left a social legacy, and the Integrated Health Care Management System of São Paulo (SIGA Saúde), considered the largest in municipal public health management in the country.
“We are very proud of our pioneering history and of helping Brazil in its trajectory of technological evolution and progress, and very pleased to be able to employ our expertise in innovation and innovative technologies in new projects that aim at the transformation of Brazilian organizations and society”, says the Fundação Ezute’s president, Delfim Ossamu Miyamaru.
Cover Photo: Sivam 2: Manaus Complex, comprising the CVA – Aerial Surveillance Center (which later became CIDACTA IV) and CRV – Regional Surveillance Center / Photo: CCSIVAM/CISCEA (official photographer: PEREZ) *** Translated by the DEFCONPress Team ***