Sofcoast Invited to Participate in Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration

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Sofcoast, Inc. (Sofcoast), is participating in the Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration (CWID) held concurrently in Boston, San Diego, Colorado Springs, Suffolk and Dahlgren, Virginia.

SPAWAR SSC San Diego is sponsoring Sofcoast to demonstrate rapidly established adhoc communications infrastructure between military and civil authorities and emergency responders by deploying Sofcoast's Affordable Stationary Aerial Platform. Secondary objectives for Sofcoast will be to demonstrate beta versions of other Sofcoast products such as Three2Link, a field information collection system for information collection, sharing and management.

Combined demonstrations of the ASAP and Three2Link products will provide the answers needed to satisfy the warfighter and emergency responder's need for resilient, portable communications capabilities that can provide interoperability of voice and data on demand with civil authorities.

CWID is a Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed annual event that engages cutting-edge information technology focused on criteria defined by combatant commanders. Technologies are approved for participation because they address a new information sharing capability or might improve an existing capability in support of articulated demonstration objectives released as a Federal Business Opportunity. "We are extremely proud to have been selected to participate in this year's CWID. It is another testament to our technology and solutions as we continue to lead the emerging expeditionary enterprise market by focusing our product development efforts on meeting the unmet last tactical mile information infrastructure needs of the tactical user," said John Surmont, Founding CEO of Sofcoast.

The demonstration evaluates technologies and capabilities for exchanging information among coalition partners, military services, government agencies, first responders and U.S. combatant commanders. Information sharing technologies leverage decision-making and operational flexibility on the battlefield and during crisis response on the home front.

CWID demonstrations - which take place in various locations worldwide - focus on technology discovery, risk reduction, and interoperability. Technologies are assessed using real-world inspired warfighter, homeland security/homeland defense and emergency responder scenarios. Technologies may receive three types of assessments: User Utility, Interoperability and Information Assurance. Assessment results are captured in CWID's annual final report which informs defense, federal, state and local acquisition decision-makers. The final report publishes by October/November 2010.

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