SOURCE: SRI International

April 21, 2008 16:08 ET

SRI International Unveils CTIA-Compliant Gateway for DFIRST Military Training System

MENLO PARK, CA--(Marketwire - April 21, 2008) - SRI International, an independent nonprofit research and development organization, today announced development of the first Common Training Instrumentation Architecture (CTIA)-compliant gateway for their Deployable Force-on-Force Instrumented Range System (DFIRST™). SRI's CTIA-compliant gateway is a first among live training systems currently in use by US Armed Forces. SRI's CTIA-compliant gateway meets the standards for interoperability for training simulation systems established by the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI). DFIRST was granted a CTIA Level 2 certification by PEO STRI.

Combat units can now use multiple training systems, including SRI's DFIRST, for ground force maneuver training exercises. DFIRST provides vehicle positioning, engagement simulation, data collection, and archiving for after action review and playback during combat readiness training exercises.

SRI produced the DFIRST CTIA-compliant gateway for the Army National Guard. It allows training systems procured by the Army National Guard to be integrated with companion systems built for the U.S. Army. SRI's tracking equipment and terrain database provides soldier participants with immediate feedback in both 2D and 3D displays with synchronized tactical audio and video.

According to a spokesman for the Collective Training Branch, Army National Guard in Washington, D.C., "This is a major milestone for the National Guard and for the overall readiness of U.S. ground forces. Our DFIRST live training system can now be integrated with other training systems procured for the active component."

DFIRST is based on a scalable, open architecture that provides live-training-specific services while incorporating industry standards. The development of the CTIA gateway ensures that maneuver units will be able to use DFIRST in conjunction with other training systems within the same exercise. This level of interoperability was developed in order to improve the overall quality of training while significantly reducing the logistics, training, and maintenance costs associated with live training exercises.

About SRI International

Silicon Valley-based SRI International (www.sri.com) is one of the world's leading independent research and technology development organizations. Founded as Stanford Research Institute in 1946, SRI has been meeting the strategic needs of clients for more than 60 years. The nonprofit research institute performs client-sponsored research and development for government agencies, businesses, and foundations. In addition to conducting contract R&D, SRI licenses its technologies, forms strategic partnerships, and creates spin-off companies.

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