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October 10, 2011 09:49 ET

Adapx Announces New Contract Award With the US Army RDECOM to Build Natural User Interfaces Into Command and Control (C2) Systems

Hands-On Demonstrations of Capturx Speech and Sketch Input for C2 Systems Using Wall Displays, Tablets, In-Vehicle Systems, and Handhelds to Be Featured at the AUSA Annual Meeting

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Oct 10, 2011) - Adapx, the company that is changing the way mobile teams collect data and collaborate, today announced a new contract with the US Army Research Laboratory's Simulation and Training Technology Center (STTC) to build advanced speech and sketch interfaces for course-of-action simulators. The Capturx natural interfaces enable commanders of small units to model outcomes faster and improve decision making without the distractions and data-capture obstacles of today's complex C2 and C4ISR interfaces. AUSA attendees will be able to use Capturx speech and sketch interfaces for C2 with interactive wall displays, tablets, in-vehicle systems, and Android handhelds during the AUSA 2011 Annual Meeting & Exposition in Washington, D.C., from 10-12 October.

The RDECOM contract covers Adapx technology which commanders can use to create digital courses of action by speaking commands as they sketch on digital maps using touch-screen computers. Commanders will be able to enter data into computer simulators by using their standard operating procedures -- speaking in natural military jargon and sketching plans and military symbols on maps. With the click of a button, the spoken and sketched commands become digital courses of action for immediate simulation. Warfighters can easily capture the structured data required by simulators without the extra time and distractions of cumbersome menu- and keyboard-driven computer interfaces.

"Warfighters across all echelons can greatly benefit from powerful simulation tools to model outcomes of potential courses of action and make better decisions," said COL Craig Langhauser, Commander, STTC. "Natural user interfaces can help make these powerful tools more accessible to small units and dismounted warfighters, who need portability, streamlined data input, and minimal distractions." Capturx Command and Control Solutions enable Warfighters to quickly capture Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) data or create digital courses of action using speech and sketch with touch-screen computers in vehicles or Android handhelds when dismounted. With Capturx Forms and GIS solutions, Warfighters can instantly capture and share data written on paper forms and maps using digital pens which integrate data directly into central databases, GIS, and C4ISR systems. All of these Capturx systems will be on display for hands-on demonstrations at the AUSA Exposition in Hall D at the Adapx booth (#8035).

The RDECOM contract continues Adapx' long history of supplying advanced speech and sketch technology to a range of civilian and defense agencies for automating data capture and collaboration. Capturx for ArcGIS, for example, is part of the US Army Corps of Engineers' ENFIRE toolkit for collecting and disseminating minefield, reconnaissance and engineering data. Earlier this year, Adapx received an "Excellent" grade from US Joint Forces Command for automating field intelligence gathering with Capturx software and digital pens in Empire Challenge 10, the Annual Joint and Coalition ISR Interoperability Demonstration.

"We're pleased that agencies continue looking to Adapx and Capturx products for innovative ways to speed up field data capture and collaboration," said Ken Schneider, CEO of Adapx. "Our new Capturx natural user interfaces for command and control for in-vehicle systems and Android handhelds will make it even easier for Warfighters to capture and share actionable data."

More Information and Video Demos for Capturx Solutions for Command and Control can be found at

About U.S. Army STTC
The Sergeant First Class Paul Ray Smith Simulation and Training Technology Center is embedded at the core of Team Orlando's modeling and simulation training corridor. The STTC is a subordinate organization under the Research, Development and Engineering Command's Army Research Laboratory that engages with other services, academia and industry to research and mature critical simulation and training technologies to increase Warfighter battlefield readiness and performance.

The center's research focus is technology for the future -- What are the requirements five to ten years down the road? Active investigation and development is taking place in the areas of intelligent tutors, immersive learning environments, human agent teaming, dismounted Soldier training, virtual world technologies, mobile applications (Apps) and medical simulators and simulations.

About Adapx
Adapx is changing the way mobile teams collect data and collaborate with Capturx software for digital pens. A broad range of industries and agencies use Capturx products as natural interfaces into IBM Maximo, EMC Documentum, Oracle, Kronos, OSIsoft, Microsoft Dynamics, SharePoint Server, Office, GIS, and PDF files through digital pens and voice. Mobile teams can immediately collect and access data in native file formats and systems without the delay and cost of transcribing paper or deploying mobile computers. Adapx has strategic relationships with Microsoft, ESRI, Lockheed Martin, In-Q-Tel, and works with standard digital pen technology from Anoto. For more information, please visit or follow Adapx on Twitter at

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