Fiorano Software, Inc.

Fiorano Software, Inc.

November 19, 2009 17:49 ET

United States Coast Guard Runs Fiorano

Peer-to-Peer ESB Pioneer Helps Track 6,000 Ships Spanning US Coastal Waters

LOS GATOS, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 19, 2009) - Fiorano Software (www.fiorano.com), the innovator of peer-to-peer distributed dataflow that integrates applications and complex technologies into an enterprise nervous system, today announced that the United States Coast Guard (USCG), America's guardian of the maritime economy and the environment, has deployed Fiorano enterprise-wide to power their Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) system for Homeland Security.

Coast Guard Launches SOA initiative with Fiorano

"For the United States Coast Guard, adopting enterprise-wide SOA as part of our Enterprise Architecture Framework was a necessity to deliver mission-critical, real-time information from our vast diversity of application and data sources. Following a rigorous 18-month evaluation involving more than a dozen alternatives, Fiorano's SOA Platform was selected to implement the Coast Guard's SOA solutions", said:

Steve Munson, Chief of Enterprise Engineering Services, United States Coast Guard Operations Systems Center

"Fiorano is honored to be selected by the US Coast Guard to power their enterprise nervous system for mission-critical services in compliance with the DHS and FEA frameworks", said Atul Saini, CEO, Fiorano Software. He added, "The US Coast Guard's mission to adopt SOA, and their deliberate, rigorous and objective head-to-head evaluation demonstrates that 'show me now' instant validation can make a meaningful impact to competitive responsiveness. Fiorano's SOA Platform enables customers to draw their business models and immediately implement running applications as distributed services across real-time, peer-to-peer dataflow pipelines on a distributed network. "

Alignment with DHS and Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) Framework

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has recently recognized, in report OIG-09-93 (July 2009), the significant progress the Coast Guard has made in developing its enterprise architecture framework in alignment with both the DHS architecture and the United States Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) framework.

LRIT to be Mandatory for Most Ships on International Voyages

The US Coast Guard LRIT System, now a SOA-aware service, tracks every vessel in US coastal waters that weighs more than 300 tons through a peer-to-peer, real-time distributed network of over 6,000 ship transponders, powered by the Fiorano Enterprise Service Bus (ESB). These ships must automatically report their position to their Flag Administration every six hours, with ship transponders emitting critical signals every 3 seconds. "As this initiative scales, it could become one of the largest ESB deployments in the world", said Atul Saini, CEO, Fiorano.

Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) was proposed by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London during the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks to track the approximately 50,000 large ships around the world. The LRIT regulation and computer system will allow the USCG to receive information about all vessels within 1,000 nautical miles (1,900 km) of US territory.

In January 2009, the United States of America became one of the first SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) Contracting Governments to implement a National Data Centre and comply with the LRIT regulation.

Integration of LRIT information with that from ship transponders enables the Coast Guard to correlate Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) data with data from other sources, detect anomalies, and heighten overall Maritime Domain Awareness. The United States implementation of this regulation is consistent with the Coast Guard's strategic goals of maritime security and maritime safety, and the Department's strategic goals of awareness, prevention, protection, and response.

About The United States Coast Guard

Now part of the Department of Homeland Security, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) has, for over two centuries, been a maritime military service and one of the United States' five armed services. The Coast Guard has a heavy reliance on technology to support and provide information to achieve its mission. Today's USCG, with nearly 42,000 men and women on active duty, is a unique force that carries out an array of civil and military responsibilities touching almost every facet of the U.S. maritime environment.

The USCG Operations Center, located in Martinsburg, West Virginia, serves as the premier software development center for the Coast Guard and the United States Department of Homeland Security. For more information, please visit http://www.uscg.mil.

About Fiorano Software

Fiorano's innovative peer-to-peer dataflow platform integrates applications and complex technologies into an enterprise nervous system, increases business process performance, yields higher message throughput and enhances availability through agent-based visual composition that bridges the capability gap between business models and their implementation - the model is the application, ready to run. Global leaders including ABN AMRO, Boeing, British Telecom, CME Group, McKesson, NASA, POSCO Steel, Qwest Communications, Rabobank, Schlumberger, Lockheed Martin, United States Coast Guard and Vodafone have deployed Fiorano to drive innovation through open, standards-based, dataflow SOA applications built in just days, yielding unprecedented productivity.

Fiorano Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and Fiorano Message Queue (MQ) deliver the industry fastest, lowest latency, highest throughput real-time messaging (asynchronous and synchronous) to power high performance, highly available, and collaborative workflow applications whose application services are distributed throughout the IT landscape. Fiorano's distributed, peer-to-peer agents abstract complexity of developing and deploying services to unlock value in a customer's enterprise architecture framework.

Fiorano is a GSA schedule supplier to the US Federal and State Governments and is also registered with the CCR as a supplier to the Department of Defense.

For more information, please visit http://www.fiorano.com.

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