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Augusta and Microsoft Team Up for Homeland Security Solutions

Microsoft and Augusta Systems, a vendor of technologies for powering intelligent convergence of networks, systems and devices, will collaborate with Microsoft Corp for supporting integration of real time control functions, data and events into homeland security and public solutions that are built on the Fusion Core Solution of Microsoft.

Augusta EdgeFinder appliance

Through this collaboration the EdgeFrontier middleware of Augusta Systems will function as a flexible base for intelligent connectivity of vital devices and systems within the Fusion Core Solution, a user friendly and quick and easy to configure solution designed to help public safety and justice professionals to collaborate more effectively.

The EdgeFrontier products support normalization and integration of control functions, data and events from diverse networks, systems and devices, irrespective of communications protocol or manufacturer and also offer structures for event configuration, event processing, or policy-enabled actions via a policy engine. Fusion Core Solutions integrates the sturdy features of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and ESRI ArcGIS Enhanced Enterprise server for seamless information movement from intake to analysis for disseminating in multi level and multi legacy environments.

EdgeFrontier can be used within Fusion Core Solution for intelligent integration of data from a number of vital sources and also disseminate notifications, alerts, and other information. These sources include radar devices and systems, thrust detection gadgets like CBRNE sensors, gunshot location and detection systems, hazard or secure weather information via RSS feeds or sensors.

Augusta Systems’ CEO Patrick Esposito informed that the security organizations will be able to improve their capabilities for emergency response through a combination of Microsoft’s Fusion Core Solution and EdgeFrontier.

Microsoft’s Technical Architect David Stampfli informed that Microsoft is more easily able to combine diverse sources of data into the SharePoint Server than before through EdgeFrontier.

Source: http://www.augustasystems.com

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