CollabWorx Awarded MARCORSYSCOM Contract of Nearly $1 Million to Develop Novel e-Learning Solution

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CollabWorx received a contract to extend its flagship SRTC 3.0 product to improve the functionality, fidelity, ease of use and overall user experience as compared to COTS systems currently available. The solution will enable a wide variety of blended learning options seamlessly integrating asynchronous and synchronous (live) teaching tools.

CollabWorx announces that it received a research and development Firm Fixed Price contract from the US Marine Corps System Command. CollabWorx will build unified collaborative software in a blended learning environment based on its flagship Secure Real-time Collaboration Platform (SRTC 3.0) for the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center based in Monterey, CA

The objective of the contract is to create, deploy, test, and interactively improve a complete distributed learning platform for military training capable of supporting a wide variety of blended distributed learning methodologies in a plug and play fashion, with special focus on on-line, real-time language training. CollabWorx solution incorporates a “live” instructor in an Internet setting to achieve a highly interactive personal delivery methodology with automatic military-grade security. The specific technical goals are twofold: (1) a seamless integration of the synchronous and asynchronous learning and teaching tools and (2) a radical improvement in the functionality, fidelity, ease of use and overall user experience as compared to Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) systems available today. Since the system not only connects instructors to students but also creates connected student communities, it will also enable teamwork and collaborative learning.

CollabWorx will be adding several software engineers to its staff to assist in completing this 18 month long contract. Progressive Expert Consulting, Inc. (PEC) has also been contracted by MACORSYSCOM as a system integrator to deploy the Virtual School for Defense Language Institute using the upgraded flagship product from CollabWorx. After completion of the project the system will be installed as a part of Training Support System “Reach” currently deployed at the Army Training Support Center in Ft. Eustis, VA.

CollabWorx flagship product’s (SRTC 3.0) strengths include: a complete synchronous multi point collaboration toolset using our patented event-based logic for data sharing; Single Sign On to integrated asynchronous resources; one-click escalation from Instant Messaging to multi-user audio/video and data conferencing; fully transparent end-to-end security eliminating need for Virtual Private Networks; excellent scalability due to the absence of server-based encryption/decryption; automated firewall traversal; superior multi point video using a fraction of the bandwidth required by competitors’ solutions; extensibility allowing added sharing of complex data such as maps, imagery, media viewers, and 2D/3D models; embedding in portals, Learning and Content Management Systems and other web applications. The product enhancements implemented under the contract will be incorporated into next commercial version of SRTC.

Founded in 2000, CollabWorx is a developer of cutting-edge enterprise-class real-time collaboration solutions. Its products are available as hosted services, subscriptions, or perpetual licenses. They are also licensed to OEMs and ASPs, where they are either embedded into their applications such as Computer Associates CleverPath Portal or the US Army’s Combined Arms Support Command (Logistics) Portal or are provided as a standalone application. CollabWorx SRTC 3.0 is the only Web-based rich media (audio/video) collaboration solution to successfully pass the rigors of the DoD Information Technology Security Certification and Accreditation Process (DITSCAP) and receive full Authority to Operate (ATO) on the U. S. Army’s network. The Army Training Support Center (ATSC) in Ft. Eustis, VA manages the application for Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). The Company’s customers include Computer Associates, Sprint, SAIC, CSC, Omega Training, GIST, H-P, C2TI, Raytheon, PEC and Metronet, as well as end-users such as NASA, the US Army, and universities.


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