Trident Systems' Cross-Domain Collaboration Solution: "A Sleeper" At Two International Military and Emergency Response Exercises

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Two major multinational exercises conducted within the same month have resulted in strongly-positive feedback on Trident Systems' growing roster of cross-domain collaboration tools.

Cross domain collaboration was highly successful with excellent support. A huge plus.

Two major multinational exercises conducted within the same month have resulted in strongly-positive feedback on Trident Systems' growing roster of cross-domain collaboration tools.

The first exercise, Coalition Warfighter Interoperability Demonstration (CWID), is a Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staffs annual event involving more than twenty multinational agencies, and was conducted at over a dozen sites worldwide. CWID 2009 included the extensive use of two Trident cross-domain collaboration tools: Collaboration Gateway, Trident's fully-certified collaboration solution for use across multiple security domains, and ML Wiki, a developmental system which provides a Wikipedia-like capability across multiple security domains.

Cross-domain collaboration users at CWID 2009 ranged from US military personnel, to members of international military organizations, law enforcement - even non-governmental organizations (including churches) were represented.

The second exercise, Trident Warrior 2009 (TW09), was sponsored by 2nd Fleet and directed by Naval Network Warfare Command (NETWARCOM), and focused on at-sea technical experimentation. In addition, TW09 took advantage of 2nd Fleet networks to examine maritime operations center (MOC) operational-level processes and procedures. This portion of TW09 was titled Operational Level Command and Control (OLC2) and included participants from the US Navy, as well as Canada, Finland, France, Portugal and the United Kingdom with observers from Sweden and Turkey. A key element was the use of Trident's cross-domain Collaboration Gateway as part of a Cross-Domain Collaboration Information Environment (CDCIE).

CDCIE users at the various MOCs exercised Collaboration Gateway's text-chat, instant messaging, whiteboarding and automated language translation to work together on several realistic operational scenarios. Feedback from both exercises was strongly positive from military and civilian personnel who acted as roleplayers for each exercise. Example quotes include:

From the Portuguese MOC. "There was good MOC to MOC coordination, mostly because of good use of (Collaboration Gateway) chat."

From the UK MOC. "Cross domain collaboration was highly successful with excellent support. A huge plus."

From a Coast Guard roleplayer: "CDCIE enabled seamless high side chat collaboration that simply does not exist in real world applications today. We hope that this capability will be available in a program of record down the road."

From the 4th Fleet MOC: "[CDCIE] was better than real world because it allowed us to directly communicate and collaborate with partner nations in a real-time, non scheduled format (not VTC, etc.). [CDCIE] would be effective for real world issues, just as MIRC chat is now; only cross domain with CDCIE, partner nations are included."
"We're excited that our growing cross-domain collaboration business is getting such positive feedback," notes Nick Karangelen, Trident's founder and President. "Collaboration Gateway represents the next wave in cross-domain solutions; in the Coalition environment, you need to share quickly - virtually in real-time - with users on differently-classified networks. Collaboration Gateway's new features, including one-on-one chat, user-created chat rooms, and whiteboarding, really unleash the potential of collaboration in even the most complex Coalition settings."

Collaboration Gateway is the world's first standards-based, fully-certified cross-domain collaboration solution. Interested parties are encouraged to see Trident's cross-domain collaboration solutions at the Unified Cross-Domain Management Office (UCDMO) Conference, to be held in San Diego from August 31 to September 3, 2009. For details, see http://www.ucdmo.gov/news.html.

Trident Systems Incorporated (TSI) http://www.tridsys.com is a veteran-owned small business that has been providing hardware and software systems to military and commercial clients since 1985. We support customers ranging from the United States Military Forces to the New York Stock Exchange by harnessing emerging technologies to provide innovative affordable products and services that consistently exceed our customers' expectations.

Contact:
Donna Haney at 703-691-7783
http://www.tridsys.com

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