Air Force and Lockheed use multi-platform software from Unify

Experts at the U.S. Air Force at Hanscom Air Force Base in Lexington, Mass., and Lockheed Martin in Fort Collins, Colo., needed a high-speed common software application interface and software development environment for different computer platforms on the Theater Battle Management Core Systems (TBMCS). They found the solution in VISION/Web from Unify Corp. in San Jose, Calif.

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Experts at the U.S. Air Force at Hanscom Air Force Base in Lexington, Mass., and Lockheed Martin in Fort Collins, Colo., needed a high-speed common software application interface and software development environment for different computer platforms on the Theater Battle Management Core Systems (TBMCS). They found the solution in VISION/Web from Unify Corp. in San Jose, Calif.

"VISION/Web gives us the multi-platform support we need to standardize on a single, rapid-development environment for all our applications, whether they are enterprise or departmental, and Internet-based or LAN-based," says Col. John Steiling, TBMCS program director at Hanscom. "With this product, we look forward to achieving impressive productivity gains, and capturing better return on investment for our technology dollars."

Unify officials say VISION/Web is the first client/server development environment to generate Java code automatically, without the need for users to know Java programming. The tool enables developers to build high-end transactional applications that run on Web and traditional clients and servers, according to a company statement.

TBMCS is an Air Force program that will provide tactical forces with a seamless, automated command, control, communications and intelligence system for planning and executing air campaigns to support multi-service U.S. and multi-national battle operations.

TBMCS will re-engineer current independent systems into a software architecture that can continue to execute the current systems while providing a plug and play capability for future growth. - J.M.

For more information on VISION/Web, contact Carla Schneiderman by phone at 408-467-4549, by mail at 181 Metro Drive, 3rd Floor, San Jose, Calif. 95110, by e-mail at info@unify.com, or on the World Wide Web at http://www.unify.com/ .

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