Software AG Government Solutions Delivers Award-Winning Technology to Humanitarian Relief Effort Challenge

  Software AG Government Solutions Delivers Award-Winning Technology to
  Humanitarian Relief Effort Challenge

     Receives First Place at the Armed Forces Communications Electronics
                          Association West PlugFest

Business Wire

RESTON, Va. -- April 04, 2013

Software AG Government Solutions recently garnered first prize at the annual
AFCEA Western Conference PlugFest competition in San Diego, Calif. The
PlugFest mission is to create a vehicle for demonstrating the value of
industry, academia, and government collaboration to solve government problems
using an approach called Rapid Integration Innovation Process (RI2P). PlugFest
proves IT interoperability using pre-integrated standards based components,
from a variety of providers, which run in open standards based run-time
environments across a particular enterprise.

The competitors were given several Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief
(HADR) scenarios within which to develop comprehensive solutions. The winning
demo from the Software AG Government Solutions team involved a scenario in
which several dirty bombs were detonated in a major metropolitan city.

The Software AG Government Solutions team built and demonstrated an
application that gathered data from multiple sources and providers and applied
modeling and simulation techniques to find, track, and predict movement and
toxicity of radioactive and hazardous toxic plumes. A key capability
demonstrated was the real-time event processing of streaming big data
including sensor, geospatial and social media data. One of the resulting
analyses showed real-time alerts and complex event processing to predict and
detect a plume’s proximity to sensitive areas such as Red Cross shelters where
people would be gathered seeking safety.

Overall, the solution was designed to illustrate real-time government
information sharing and deliver analyzed information to common operational
picture (COP) in an actionable, geospatially-enabled display, and manage
communications to bandwidth-restricted devices/areas. The solution leveraged
elements from both Software AG’s Terracotta and webMethods products.

“We are always excited to participate in an event that centers on proving the
viability of technology in addressing life-saving scenarios,” said Tod Weber,
CEO of Software AG Government Solutions. “In a PlugFest type of environment,
where you are only given a matter of hours to build and demonstrate a
solution, you get to see which technologies are robust enough to really have
an impact on efficiency and effectiveness. This environment provided us with a
perfect opportunity to apply our ‘special forces’ approach and truly
differentiate our people and our technology. We are proud to receive this
award and hope that our demonstration offers interested organizations a high
level of confidence in our capabilities.”

About Software AG Government Solutions

Software AG Government Solutions provides best-in-class software solutions for
integration, service-oriented architecture, big data and business process
management. Our core products are webMethods, ARIS and Terracotta. The
company’s highly trained team takes a “special forces” approach to solving
complex IT challenges quickly and efficiently for the federal government and
its supplier communities. The company is headquartered in Reston, Virginia and
is a wholly owned subsidiary of Software AG USA with more than 30 years of
experience with the federal government. Learn more at www.softwareag-gov.com.

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Software AG Government Solutions
Cheryl Hawkins
Senior Manager Public Relations
Tel: +1-703-391-6627
Fax: +1-703-390-7401
cheryl.hawkins@softwareag.com
 
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