Austin Company Develops First Approved Laptop Intelligence Analysis System

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Austin Info Systems, Inc.

    AUSTIN, Texas, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 8, 2001, Major General
 Steven W. Boutelle, Program Executive Officer Command, Control, and
 Communications Systems (PEO C3S) signed the All Source Analysis System (ASAS)-
 Light Acquisition Decision Memorandum allowing ASAS-Light Version 4 to be
 fielded to the Army.  With this decision, ASAS-Light became one of the first
 Windows NT, ruggedized Army Battlefield Command System /Army Tactical Command
 and Control System (ABCS/ATCCS) laptop approved for fielding.  Over 1000
 systems are anticipated to be fielded to Army combat units worldwide beginning
 this summer.
     Under the auspices of the Product Manager ASAS Software, Austin Info
 Systems, Inc. (AIS), Austin, TX, developed ASAS-Light using a spiral
 development process, while making heavy use of warfighter feedback.  ASAS-
 Light had its genesis in a series of requirements provided by the Training and
 Doctrine Command (TRADOC) System Manager (TSM) ASAS and by the Project Manager
 Intelligence Fusion (PMIF).  Over the next two years, AIS engineers crafted an
 innovative combination of Government off-the-shelf (GOTS), Commercial off-the
 -shelf (COTS), and custom software, layered on a segmented Defense Information
 Infrastructure Common Operating Environment (DII COE).  The result -- a laptop
 intelligence analysis system that meets tactical user requirements and is
 interoperable with other fielded ABCS systems.  MG Boutelle characterized ASAS
 Light as "a real winner".
     In addition to a suite of intelligence processing applications, ASAS-Light
 has a full complement of Microsoft Office products, software training tools
 and easy to understand documentation to bring digitization to the battalion
 intelligence staff and remote special operations elements.  As demonstrated
 through rapid design, heavy use of prototyping, and continuous testing
 strategy, the development process and the system architecture itself provide
 excellent models for future ABCS/ATCCS programs.
     AIS (http://www.ausinfo.com) is a privately-held, veteran-owned small
 business committed to providing its customers with high-quality, cost-
 effective systems and services.  Selected four consecutive years as one of
 Austin's 50 fastest growing small businesses, AIS provides expertise in
 command, control, communications, and intelligence systems (C3I); object-based
 C2 visualization; course of action (COA) development; knowledge-based
 discovery; data mining and intelligent searches; knowledge representation;
 software agent development; multi-band antenna product design; digital
 communications switching; remote radio control hardware; and Unix to Windows
 application transition.
 
     Contact:  Mike Metscher, Vice President of Austin Info Systems, Inc.,
 512-329-6661.
 
 

SOURCE Austin Info Systems, Inc.
    AUSTIN, Texas, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 8, 2001, Major General
 Steven W. Boutelle, Program Executive Officer Command, Control, and
 Communications Systems (PEO C3S) signed the All Source Analysis System (ASAS)-
 Light Acquisition Decision Memorandum allowing ASAS-Light Version 4 to be
 fielded to the Army.  With this decision, ASAS-Light became one of the first
 Windows NT, ruggedized Army Battlefield Command System /Army Tactical Command
 and Control System (ABCS/ATCCS) laptop approved for fielding.  Over 1000
 systems are anticipated to be fielded to Army combat units worldwide beginning
 this summer.
     Under the auspices of the Product Manager ASAS Software, Austin Info
 Systems, Inc. (AIS), Austin, TX, developed ASAS-Light using a spiral
 development process, while making heavy use of warfighter feedback.  ASAS-
 Light had its genesis in a series of requirements provided by the Training and
 Doctrine Command (TRADOC) System Manager (TSM) ASAS and by the Project Manager
 Intelligence Fusion (PMIF).  Over the next two years, AIS engineers crafted an
 innovative combination of Government off-the-shelf (GOTS), Commercial off-the
 -shelf (COTS), and custom software, layered on a segmented Defense Information
 Infrastructure Common Operating Environment (DII COE).  The result -- a laptop
 intelligence analysis system that meets tactical user requirements and is
 interoperable with other fielded ABCS systems.  MG Boutelle characterized ASAS
 Light as "a real winner".
     In addition to a suite of intelligence processing applications, ASAS-Light
 has a full complement of Microsoft Office products, software training tools
 and easy to understand documentation to bring digitization to the battalion
 intelligence staff and remote special operations elements.  As demonstrated
 through rapid design, heavy use of prototyping, and continuous testing
 strategy, the development process and the system architecture itself provide
 excellent models for future ABCS/ATCCS programs.
     AIS (http://www.ausinfo.com) is a privately-held, veteran-owned small
 business committed to providing its customers with high-quality, cost-
 effective systems and services.  Selected four consecutive years as one of
 Austin's 50 fastest growing small businesses, AIS provides expertise in
 command, control, communications, and intelligence systems (C3I); object-based
 C2 visualization; course of action (COA) development; knowledge-based
 discovery; data mining and intelligent searches; knowledge representation;
 software agent development; multi-band antenna product design; digital
 communications switching; remote radio control hardware; and Unix to Windows
 application transition.
 
     Contact:  Mike Metscher, Vice President of Austin Info Systems, Inc.,
 512-329-6661.
 
 SOURCE  Austin Info Systems, Inc.