EarthSoft is coming to Germany!

February 26, 2010

EarthSoft will again be in Germany with Vice-President and Co-Founder, Scot Weaver, visiting March 1-5, 2010. We are pleased and excited to be holding our first training using the soon-to-be-released German version of both EQuIS Professional and EDP, the EQuIS Data Processor.

Click here for more information in EQuIS 5 Professional.

EarthSoft Presenting at the Environment Office Conference in the UK

February 24, 2010

EarthSoft’s Vice President and Co-founder, Scot Weaver, is speaking at the Environment Office Conference in Birmingham, England tomorrow, Thursday February 25.  UK users will be updated on new features in version 5.4.3 as well as major new developments coming up in 2010.

According to the Keynetix website:

Directly targeted at contemporary environmental data management within contaminated land, this conference will be ideal for:

  • Existing Environment Office maintenance agreement holders
  • Environmental consultants
  • Local Authorities
  • Those concerned with the creation and maintenance of Conceptual Site Models
  • Environmental Data Managers
  • GIS Professionals
The meeting is intended to be an informal gathering of environmental professionals, with plenty of time given to discussion and questions.
For more information on the conference, visit the event web page.

Upcoming Office Hours- Isopleths and Vertical Profiles- March 4, 2010

February 23, 2010

In this Office Hours session, a member of the EarthSoft Help Desk will demonstrate how to create Isopleths and Vertical Profiles in EQuIS Professional.

The EQuIS Professional Tools group provides scientists and data managers a simple and intuitive means for reviewing water quality data and producing graphs which effectively communicate important parameters pertaining to a lake, pond, reservoir, stream, or river. The Isopleth tool can be used to create a three-variable graph in which the horizontal axis shows time, the vertical axis shows depth/elevation, and the body of the graph shows the value of a given parameter. The Vertical Profile tool creates a vertical trend, or line, chart that displays one or more parameters at a specified location and time.

This session will be held at 11am ET and 6pm ET on March 4th.

To sign up for a session, please send us an email at or register on the Office Hours page and indicate your session of preference. Note that spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

EarthSoft and ICO Offer Hosted EQuIS Online in Australia

February 22, 2010

EarthSoft announced today the decision to partner with ICO
of North Ryde, NSW, for the provision of its critical server infrastructure for Help Desk and Sales and
Marketing operations in Australia.
EarthSoft’s EQuIS software is the most widely used in the world for environmental data management, with
many government and industrial clients, as well as most large consultants and all top labs. EarthSoft supplies
free hosted “sandboxes” for all large Enterprise clients and now may better support these large Australian
and New Zealand clients.
Established in 1997, ICO has built an enviable reputation providing leading edge technologies and services,
offering expert support and an unparalleled track record of extremely high uptime (99.999% availability).
For the first seven years ICO concentrated on Dedicated Servers, however, in 2004 virtualization technology
became a real option to add to their offering and they became the first web hosting company in the world to
offer virtualization technology in the form of Virtual Dedicated Servers.
In July 2007, the business of ICO International Pty Limited (ICO) was acquired by the publically listed itX
Group Limited (ASX:ITX) and has since been integrated as a business divisional unit. itX was formed in 1991
as i.t.connXions to provide value-added distribution to the Australian Reseller Channel.
Mitch Beard, CEO of EarthSoft “We selected ICO for their uptime record and also for their dedication to
customer support which is unparalleled in the high availability hosting market in Australia. We know that at
any time of the day, we’ll be able to speak to a qualified support engineer who will be able to help us.”
ICO subjects all high security devices to full security testing before they are deployed — including the
installation and configuration of the Operating System, the disabling of vulnerable or unneeded services, and
advanced vulnerability tests.
EarthSoft sales in Australia grew rapidly in 2008 and 2009, and large Oracle and ESRI implementations require
hosted web dashboards and sandboxes for testing, training and phased implementations.
Thousands of environmental laboratories, consultants, and other organizations processing thousands of
electronic data delivery (EDD) submissions each year use EDP and Enterprise EDP. EDP checks many different
EDD formats including AGS. Sample Planning Module automates the preparation of chain of custodies (CoCs)
and bottle labels, with an included Completeness Checker. EarthSoft’s EDGE provides links to data loggers
and sensors for the warehousing of real-time environmental data. EQuIS for ArcGIS Server provides EQuIS
integration with web GIS reporting.
EQuIS is all .NET, available in both Oracle and SQL Server. EarthSoft and ICO are both Microsoft Gold
Certified, certifying both companies provide state-of-the-art technologies and consulting services.

For further information on EarthSoft, please email
For further information on ICO, please visit or email

You can download a copy a PDF version of this announcement here.

EarthSoft CEO visiting Australia and New Zealand

February 16, 2010

EarthSoft CEO, Mitch Beard, will be in Australia and New Zealand for the next month, visiting clients and attending the OZRI / APUC 2010 conference.

The following is his itinerary if you would like to meet up with him to discuss EQuIS.

Date Australia/New Zealand Trip Overview
Fri. Feb 19 Depart San Francisco to Sydney, Australia
Wed Feb 24 Depart Sydney and fly to Auckland, New Zealand
Wed Feb 24 Visiting customers until departure Feb 28th
Sun Feb 28 Depart Auckland and fly to Brisbane, Australia
Tue Mar 2 Meeting with ALS in the morning in Brisbane
Wed Mar 2 Afternoon drive to Mantra Sierra Grand hotel on Broadbeach Island for the ESRI conference
Wed Mar 3 ESRI OZRI/ APUC conf. begins at BroadBeach Island, AU
Mitch attending the Welcome Reception March 3rd 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM held at Conrad Jupitors Conf. hotel
Thur Mar 4 Mitch attending Conference Dinner 7:00pm -11:00pm.
Fri Mar 5 Leave Mantra Sierra Grand hotel and drive to Brisbane
Sat Mar 6 Depart Brisbane and fly to Melbourne
Mar 6 – 10 Visit customers in Melbourne
Wed Mar 10 Depart Melbourne fly to Sydney
Mar 11 & 12 Meetings around Sydney
Sat Mar 13 Depart Sydney to San Francisco
Mon Mar 15 Arrive back in Concord, MA about 6:00 AM

Reading & Understanding Configuration Files – February 2010

February 15, 2010

Click here to download EarthSoft’s Office Hour: Reading & Understanding Configuration Files_Feb 2010

[Total Length 19:26] [43MB]

This EarthSoft Office Hour video demonstrates how EQuIS users can read, understand, and modify configuration files in EQuIS.
Table of Contents
What are Config files Used For? – 00:08
Web.config File – 02:04
ConnectionStrings – 03:12
SMTP deliveryMethod – 04:45
IsAutoProvision – 07:55
EarthSoft.Workflow.Service.exe.Config File – 10:20
SMTP deliveryMethod – 10:50
Inbox Protocol – 11:00
FileManagementConfiguration – 11:27
AgentsConfiguration – 14:04
ReportConfiguration – 16:56
Question 1 – What about defferent Excel versions? – 18:06

Upcoming Office Hours – Show Us How the System Works for You – February 18, 2010

February 10, 2010

This Office Hours session will be conducted by you, the EQuIS user! We want you to show us, and other EQuIS users, what works well for you in the EQuIS suite of products and how you would like to see the products improved.

This session will be held at 11am ET and 6pm ET on February 18th.

Both sessions will contain up to six different 5 minute presentations, with time for questions between each presentation. To volunteer to present for these presentations, or simply to attend the session, please send us an email at or register on the Office Hours page and indicate the session of preference.

Note that spots for presenting and attending will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

EarthSoft Appoints Dan Alexander as Vice President of Sales

February 1, 2010

EarthSoft announced today the appointment of Dan Alexander as Vice President of Sales.

Mr. Alexander has over twenty years sales and sales management experience including environmental testing firms, consultants, and data management software solutions. Most recently, Mr. Alexander was Vice President of National Programs for a leading environmental laboratory network working with some of the largest companies in North America. Prior to that, Dan was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for a company with a hosted data management system.

Mr. Alexander remarked, “I’m pleased to join the EarthSoft team and lead the sales efforts of this strong,successful software product line. EQuIS is the most widely used data management solution in the market and I look forward to assist the company to build on its success.”

EarthSoft sales grew strongly in both 2008 and 2009, and now with the addition of Mr. Alexander, EarthSoft is positioned to accelerate this strong performance into 2010 and beyond. EarthSoft has announced new products such as Sample Planning Module, and a new Enterprise EDP for Labs module. EarthSoft’s government business continues to expand rapidly as large EQuIS Enterprise systems are deployed with local, state, and federal clients. EQuIS is also being considered for several large independent property portfolios. The EQuIS Data Gathering Engine (EDGE) begins shipments this week.

EarthSoft’s Mitch Beard said, “EarthSoft continues to invest in our management team and infrastructure and we are very excited to add Dan’s skills and expertise. Our new products will expand on many of the existing configurations. Dan’s experience and background will help EarthSoft more effectively cooperate and collaborate with our many laboratory and consulting clients and LIMS vendors.”

EDP and Enterprise EDP are used by thousands of environmental laboratories, consultants, and other organizations processing thousands of electronic data delivery (EDD) submissions each year. EDP checks many different EDD formats including SEDD, 4-File, GeoTracker, DIGGS, NPDES, LakeWatch, and many others. Sample Planning Module automates the preparation of chain of custodies (CoCs) and bottle labels, with an included Completeness Checker.

EQuIS is available in both hosted and licensed options and houses some of the largest environmental databases in North America, with a user base including over 20 state government entities and 5 EPA Regions. Most large organizations still prefer to buy and operate their own software and have server infrastructure. Others wish to use externally hosted databases. EQuIS offers both, increasing the versatility dramatically compared to single-vendor hosted-only systems.

You can download a pdf of this announcement here.

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