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22 Jun 06. CSC’s Global Security Solutions (GSS) organization and the CSC-led Eagle Alliance, a joint venture of CSC and Northrop Grumman Corporation have attained the Systems Security Engineering Capability Maturity Model (SSE-CMM) Level 4.

22 Jun 06. Time Domain Corporation, a world-wide leader in the development of Ultra Wideband (UWB) wireless technologies, has signed an exclusive license agreement with Parco Merged Media Corporation to provide UWB real-time locating systems (RTLS) to the healthcare industry. Parco develops software which enables rapid integration of RTLS data for use within hospitals, nursing homes, and other medical facilities to better enable processes such as work flow, inventory control, asset utilization and billing. Under the license agreement, Time Domain will provide various small tags suitable for wearing as a patient wristband or hospital personnel badge, or for attaching to medical equipment. UWB readers installed at fixed locations within a medical facility will track tags to locate patients, caregivers, and equipment within 1.5 feet every second with over 98% reliability.

26 Jun 06. RE2, Inc. announced today that it has formed a non-exclusive strategic alliance with Real-Time Innovations (RTI) to give vendors a comprehensive Joint Architecture for Unmanned Systems (JAUS)-compliant middleware solution for unmanned vehicles and robotic platforms. RE2 is a Carnegie Mellon spin-off specializing in agile defense robotics, particularly JAUS development and services. RTI supplies middleware and distributed data management solutions for real-time systems, including the company’s RTI Data Distribution Service (formerly NDDS). RE2 and RTI intend to integrate the RE2 JAUS Software Development Kit (SDK) and RTI Data Distribution Service in order to provide the unmanned systems industry with a comprehensive JAUS-compliant middleware solution. The combination of these technologies will ensure reliable communication in real time and give developers the ability to tune their communication systems with an eye towards quality of service. The integrated solution also provides a scalable platform that isolates the software implementation from the hardware architecture and underlying communications mechanisms. (Source: Shephard)

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