SOURCE: Three Wire Systems, LLC

Three Wire Systems, LLC

April 07, 2010 10:27 ET

Three Wire Systems, LLC Named Winner of Federal Virtual Worlds Challenge

VetAdvisor® Virtual Room Recognized for Best Collaboration Technology, Helping to Coach Veterans

VIENNA, VA--(Marketwire - April 7, 2010) - Three Wire Systems, LLC (www.threewiresys.com) today announced its VetAdvisor Virtual Room (VVR) won the U.S. Army Simulation & Training Technology Center's Federal Virtual Worlds Challenge for best collaboration in a virtual world by a government contractor. The award was presented on the final day of the Defense GameTech Users' Conference in Orlando on March 31.

"We were very impressed with the collaborative features built into Three Wire's VetAdvisor Virtual Room," says Tami Griffith, Science and Technology Manager, U.S. Army Research & Development Engineering Command (RDECOM) and the creator of the challenge. "The VetAdvisor Virtual program demonstrates an innovative way to use the latest Web 2.0 technology to solve real-world health care problems. Three Wire is providing an important and much needed service for returning veterans."

Three Wire's VetAdvisor Virtual Room is an expansion of the successful VetAdvisor Support Program with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, which offers telehealth and virtual health delivery platforms for veteran mental health care. The program is designed to provide support when and where the veteran chooses, thus supporting the Veteran Centered Medical Home Care Model. 

Providing a secure meeting place for veterans and Care Coaches (licensed behavior health professionals) to interact, the VetAdvisor Virtual Room features avatars representing both the veterans and Care Coaches. The avatars and the room can be personalized to the veteran's hobbies and interests while providing real-time interaction. Virtual white boards and multi-purpose screens are used for presentations or accessing documents and websites. In comparison to relying solely on telephonic communication, the veteran is afforded a more personalized, visual and auditory experience.

"I am honored to receive this Federal Virtual Worlds Challenge Award recognizing the virtual collaboration available today with VetAdvisor," said Dan Frank, managing partner of Three Wire. "I share this recognition with all of my colleagues at Three Wire who have worked on the development and execution of this technology to improve behavioral health care for veterans. It is a privilege to support the men and women who have served our country."

Twenty-four entries from corporate and government agencies across the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada were evaluated by the U.S. government and the public to uncover the most innovative and interactive training and analysis solutions. Evaluators included the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the U.S. Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Transportation, and Health and Human Services.

On May 13-14, 2010, Three Wire will showcase the VetAdvisor Virtual Room at the Federal Consortium of Virtual Worlds (http://www.ndu.edu/irmc/fcvw/fcvw10/index.html) event in Washington, D.C.

For more information and to view a screenshot of the VetAdvisor Virtual Room, go to: http://www.threewiresys.com/solutions-services/veteran-outreach.php 

About Three Wire Systems
Three Wire Systems, LLC is an award winning service-disabled veteran owned small business (SDVOSB). Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Vienna, VA, Three Wire is a highly-respected provider of IT solutions for the U.S. federal government. With core competencies in IT and Health Solutions including virtual collaboration, Web 2.0 technologies, cyber security, cloud computing, infrastructure and IT Service Management the company provides mission-oriented solutions while upholding the highest standards of integrity in our relationships with customers and partners.

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