SOURCE: Metatomix

October 09, 2007 09:00 ET

Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia Wins National Award Based on Metatomix's Judicial Data Exchange Software

DEDHAM, MA--(Marketwire - October 9, 2007) - Metatomix, Inc., a leading provider of semantic solutions to financial services, justice, manufacturing and life sciences organizations, today announced that The Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia (PACOG) has won The 2007 Digital Government Achievement Award for outstanding government-to-government information sharing. PACOG's receipt of this prestigious award was based on the Cordele Judicial Circuit Data Exchange Project. This project involved Metatomix's Judicial Data Exchange (JDX) product, a commercial off the shelf software platform enabling information sharing between disparate agencies and data sources.

The Digital Government Achievement Award is a national program that recognizes outstanding agency and department Web sites and applications that enhance information interactions, transactions and/or services.

"2007 was an amazing year for our Digital Government Achievement Awards," said Cathilea Robinett, Center Executive Director of the Center for Digital Government. "The competition was fierce and there were many applications and portals that were top notch. It's clear that America's state and local governments are unrelenting in their pursuit of excellence for the citizens they serve."

"We extend our sincere congratulations to our colleagues at PACOG," said Metatomix President and CEO Jeff Dickerson. "With the Cordele Judicial Circuit Data Exchange Project, PACOG has made a concerted effort to utilize information technology to improve information sharing. The result is more efficient, timely and accurate justice administration for their citizens. We are proud that our semantic middleware solution is a central part of PACOG's work."

PACOG facilitated the successful automation of data sharing between disparate judicial and law enforcement agencies throughout four counties in the Cordele Circuit. The Council contributed funding, governance and project management throughout the project, helping create the award-winning solution. "It is an honor to have our cooperation, hard work and innovation recognized by government IT professionals nationwide," said Andy Hulsey, data exchange project manager for PACOG. "Metatomix was a key difference in the success of this project."

Metatomix's JDX product employs semantic technology to pull data from otherwise incompatible case management and booking systems used by multiple agencies, and processes the data according to definitions generated by the Justice Information Exchange Model (JIEM). All participating agencies and their corresponding exchanges operate in real-time. JDX also enables the automatic exchange of information such as new arrests and warrants among the different offices, keeping all agencies involved up-to-date on every case in the criminal justice system.

The solution eliminates the need to manually enter the same information multiple times in different systems, reducing the possibility of data errors and achieving significant time savings, enhanced public safety and faster delivery of justice. The PACOG Data Exchange project leverages the open data standards of the Global Justice XML Data Model in order to establish a common language for Cordele Circuit agencies and others that may wish to participate in the future.

About Metatomix, Inc.

Founded in 2000, Metatomix is a leading provider of semantic solutions to financial services, justice, manufacturing and life sciences organizations. Metatomix solutions link data from disparate systems to create a common semantic understanding across the enterprise. Using this contextual understanding, Metatomix solutions enable real-time analysis and insights, orchestrating and coordinating responses among both people and systems to optimize business performance. For more information, visit the Metatomix Web site at http://www.metatomix.com.

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