MÄK Technologies and Trusted Computer Solutions Announce VAR Agreement

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TCS SecureOffice® DTNG� Multi-level Security (MLS) solution to be bundled with M�K products.

MÄK Technologies, the world's leading supplier of distributed simulation software, and Trusted Computer Solutions, Inc. (TCS), a leading supplier of secure information sharing technologies to the Department of Defense, the intelligence community and commercial industry, today announced they have signed a Value Added Reseller (VAR) agreement. Under the agreement, TCS will offer a bundle of MÄK products with their multi-level security solution, SecureOffice DTNG (Distributed Training Network Guard).

DTNG permits secure connectivity between highly classified simulators and the rest of the simulation community. Typically, warfighter simulators operate in controlled domains and cannot communicate with other simulators without risking accidental disclosure of sensitive data. As a result, warfighters are isolated from other members of the simulation community, precluding simulation exercises that mimic real world operations and limiting the effectiveness of training exercises. DTNG solves this problem by providing secure two-way automated transfer of data.

“Today more than ever it is imperative that warfighter simulators are able to share vital information in real time without the risk of accidentally disclosing sensitive data,” said Ed Hammersla, chief operating officer at TCS. “Partnering with MÄK Technologies allows TCS customers the capability to create more realistic simulations of real-world warfighter operations in a highly classified, secure environment.”

“With an increased emphasis on joint simulation exercises in the DoD, multi-level security has become vital,” said Marc Schlackman, vice president of marketing and sales for MÄK Technologies. “Working with TCS, the developer of the best-in-breed MLS solution, to offer a solution for our customers seemed a natural choice.”

DTNG and MÄK tools will be packaged in bundles to include combinations of the MÄK RTI, the MÄK Data Logger, the MÄK Gateway, the MÄK Stealth and the MÄK Plan View Display.

A run-time infrastructure (RTI) is a key component of the high level architecture (HLA) . The MÄK RTI is consistently proven in third party studies to be the most efficient RTI available. The verified and fully compliant MÄK RTI has been chosen as the backbone of major simulation programs. MÄK RTI customers include Lockheed Martin's F-16 Mission Training Center, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems' DMT lab, AFRL Warfighter Training Research Division, NATO's First WAVE exercise, the Australian Defense Simulation Office, FATS and Verrax.

The MÄK Gateway is a vital tool for distributed simulations, allowing legacy DIS simulations to participate in an HLA exercise, bridging the two network architectures. The Gateway uses VR-Link, taking full advantage of the networking toolkit's FOM-Agile infrastructure. The MÄK Data Logger records and replays networked simulations.

Pricing and Availability

For pricing or more information, please contact TCS at 703.318.7134.

About Trusted Computer Solutions, Inc.

Founded in 1994, Trusted Computer Solutions (TCS) is an industry leader in cyber security and information sharing software products. TCS products and services offer a simple solution that enables government and commercial organizations to securely share information while protecting vital information assets. TCS products strike the right balance between Information Protection and Information Sharing, something vital in today's environment. TCS Products adhere to the most stringent security standards set by the U.S. government agencies such as the Defense Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency. The company's SecureOffice® products are installed and accredited in operational systems around the world today protecting our nation's most sensitive digital information. TCS is headquartered in Herndon, Va., with offices in Urbana, Ill. and San Antonio. For more information, visit http://www.TrustedCS.com.

About MÄK Technologies

MÄK Technologies develops software to link, simulate and visualize the virtual world. We create tools and toolkits for distributed simulations, develop PC-based military tactical trainers, craft custom solutions, and research and develop the latest simulation technologies. We build commercial off the shelf simulation software that is flexible, portable and supported. Whether you choose our best-selling networking toolkit, VR-Link or our computer generated forces toolkit, VR-Forces, you have purchased a product backed by the industry's leading distributed simulation experts. Our worldwide customers include ITT Industries, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Tenix, Dassault and BAE. Please call 617.876.8085 or visit http://www.mak.com for more information.


Michelene K. St. Amand

P: 617.876.8085 x144

F: 617.876.9208

Marie Farrar for TCS

P: 202.298.7600 ext. 214

F: 202.298.9050

Marie @ DBCPR. com

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