Dassault Aviation
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July 07, 2011 09:56 ET

Dassault Aviation Adopts the Future Version of the Microsoft Surface Table, the Samsung Sur40 for Microsoft Surface

SAINT-CLOUD CEDEX 300, FRANCE--(Marketwire - Jul 7, 2011) -

In a world premiere at the 49th Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, Dassault Aviation presented enterprise applications using the future Samsung Sur40 tactile table for Microsoft Surface.

Partners in the realm of technological innovation for several years, Dassault Aviation and Microsoft had already explored the potential of this technology with the first version of the Surface table by creating a prototype military mission planning system.

Today no less than three applications for the Samsung Sur40 were unveiled, all in the military support domain:

* Promotion of the Rafale Export: virtual tour of the aircraft, animated explanation of concepts, configurations and performances.

* Military Mission Planning: air patrol configuration, outline of the tactical situation and the mission in all-tactile mode based on cartographic data.

* Post-flight debriefing and diagnostics support for flight line crew and mechanics.

These applications fully exploit the characteristics of the future Samsung Sur40 table for Microsoft Surface: 40-inch full HD flat screen, new PixelSense technology, high-performance graphic processor, etc.

In addition to technological innovation, the company sees several advantages:

* A totally natural system, which reduces learning time to a minimum. A concrete sign of the arrival of the Natural User Interface.

* Ease of integration into the IT system allowing collection, sharing and enrichment of all kinds of enterprise information (including 3D digital mockup).

* Ability to support collaborative work modes, even from a remote site, in different domains: design, manufacturing, backup, sales and support.

Alain Bonny, Senior Vice-President, Military Customer Support Division, Dassault Aviation :

"Customers who came to see us at the Paris Air Show were all impressed by this highly innovative concept - cutting-edge technology that is extremely natural to use."

François Ruault, hardware leader at Microsoft Corp.:

"Dassault Aviation is a major player in a market where innovation leads the way. We are extremely proud that this prestigious company has chosen the Microsoft Surface platform to support critical missions, opening the way to new utilizations based on our technology."

Olivier Bessières, Director Europe, Middle East and Africa for Microsoft Surface:

"Both companies are pursuing the same objective: using technology for the benefit of users in the most intuitive manner possible, so that they can concentrate on the essential: doing their job."

About Dassault Aviation

Dassault Aviation is a major world player in the aeronautical industry, involved in the civilian and military fields. The company's leadership status is driven by expertise in emerging and strategic technologies, trend-setting design capabilities, lean and flexible production facilities, a highly skilled and committed workforce, and a broad portfolio of civilian and military products.

World leader for the top-of-the-range business jets and only manufacturer of business jets in Europe with the Falcon family, Dassault Aviation also produces the Rafale combat aircraft. The French authorities appointed Dassault Aviation as prime contractor of nEUROn, an European UCAV demonstrator programme.

Thanks to its unique experience as an architect of complex airborne systems and digital flight control systems, the Company brings innovative cooperation schemes to the European military aviation sector. Further information on http://www.dassault-aviation.com

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