EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Commemorating Architecture Technology Corporation's 30th anniversary, Minnesota 3rd District Congressman Erik Paulsen paid a visit to the firm's headquarters to learn more about the company's cutting-edge work in next-generation air-traffic control systems and computer networking.
ATC personnel provided the Congressman an overview of current ATC development efforts. Impressed by the focus on innovation, Congressman Paulsen asked how Washington could help create and maintain a business environment that fosters technology-driven entrepreneurial companies like ATC, which continue to drive the economy into recovery.
ATC accomplishments highlighted to the Congressman include:
- ATC's Satellite Data Exchange (SDX) product used by the Coast Guard to provide efficient, secure exchange of Coast Guard operational messages over commercial satellite links.
- The TCP-Tactical transport protocol ATC developed with DARPA funding that can improve application throughput by over an order of magnitude for the high-loss, high-latency networks that are commonly encountered in military tactical communication networks.
- ATC's crucial role in the development of the Federal Aviation Administrations Final Approach Runway Occupancy Signal (FAROS) system that began Operational Evaluation at Dallas Fort Worth Airport in 2008. FAROS, which provides visual feedback to pilots regarding runway occupancy, is slated for operation at DFW and LAX to provide an extra safety margin while not impacting the efficient flow of air traffic at high-density facilities.
- Staff scientist Dr. Frank Adelstein's presentation on peer-to-peer forensics software at the DoD Cyber Crime Conference in Atlanta. Dr. Adelstein led the development of P2P Marshal, one of ATC's award-winning digital-forensic investigative tools. Further information about this suite of award-winning security products can be found at http://www.p2pmarshal.com.
ATC President/CEO Ken Thurber, who highlights the new "innovation economy" in his book Big Wave Surfing: Extreme Technology Development, Management, Marketing and Investing, welcomed the Congressman and expressed his hope that Washington would continue to recognize and support cutting-edge, entrepreneurial companies like ATC. Further information on that book can be found at: http://www.bigwavesurfingbook.com/
Founded in 1981, Architecture Technology Corporation (ATC) is headquartered in Eden Prairie, MN. ATC specializes in software-intensive solutions for complex problems in information security, enterprise-scale network computing architectures, and network management. ATC's customers include firms in the private sector and government agencies such as the U.S. Department of Defense, the FAA, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Transportation.
SOURCE Architecture Technology Corporation