March 03, 2010 08:00 ET

Adapx to Provide Natural User Interface Technology to BAE Systems in Support of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

Adapx Software to Streamline Field Data Collection and Collaboration, Helping Military Officers and Their Staff Make Rapid Command Decisions on the Battlefield

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - March 3, 2010) - Adapx (, the company that is changing the way mobile teams collaborate and collect data, today announced that it has been awarded a subcontract from BAE Systems (LSE: BAES) in support of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Deep Green Program.

The goal of the Deep Green Program is to create a decision-making support system that enables commanders to use simulation to predict outcomes of various scenarios based on the latest information and to make necessary adjustments.

The decision support system will include natural computer interfaces for war fighters, a common futures graph, and a synthetic battle-space engine that will understand inputs and employ reasoning to predict multiple potential outcomes on the battlefield. Adapx will contribute its expertise in natural multimodal interfaces, which will enable war fighters to interact directly with computer systems using voice, sketch, and handwriting.

"The multimodal interfaces from Adapx enable commanders and staff to naturally create and communicate plans using handwriting, sketch, and voice," said Tadg Corkery, Deep Green Program Manager at BAE Systems. "Courses of actions are automatically entered into the Deep Green system without forcing staff to navigate a complex graphical user interface." 

The multimodal speech and sketch software automatically converts hand-drawn sketches and accompanying verbal comments issued during military planning sessions. The digital courses of action can then be analyzed and simulated in order to present a set of options to the commander. Adapx has been developing multimodal systems since 1999, building on earlier work by the company's founders to support DARPA's Command Post of the Future Program.

"We are very pleased to be working with BAE Systems and to develop these advanced user interfaces and collaborative technologies for DARPA," said Dr. Phil Cohen, co-founder and executive vice president of research at Adapx.

About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is a global defense, security and aerospace company with approximately 107,000 employees worldwide. The Company delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. In 2009 BAE Systems reported sales of £22.4 billion (US$ 36.2 billion).

About Adapx
Adapx is changing the way mobile teams collect data and collaborate with Capturx™ software. A broad range of industries and agencies use Capturx products as natural interfaces into Microsoft Office, GIS, and CAD systems through digital pens and voice. 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 partnerships with Microsoft, ESRI, In-Q-Tel, and works with standard digital pen technology from Anoto. For more information, please visit or send email to Capturx products are available on the GSA Schedule [GS-35F-0131R] or through ESRI.

Adapx and Capturx, and their respective logos are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of Adapx Corporation. Other products and company names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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