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22 May 12 AGIS’ LifeRing Android Software Selected as Navy BFT for Oceus Networks …



JUPITER, Fla., May 22, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) –
AGIS, Inc., today announced that they have been awarded a subcontract
with Oceus Networks to provide certified real-time cellular Blue Force
Tracking (BFT) Collaboration, Coordination and Command system software
for the U.S. Navy. The company’s flagship product, LifeRing(TM), was
selected as part of a pilot for a new Navy portable maritime Command and
Control (C2) system, making this the first operational deployment of 4G
LTE for the U.S. Department of Defense.

“The Xiphos(TM) 4G LTE / Android LifeRing system provides complete
handheld Command and Control. We are honored to be partnering with Oceus
Networks to provide the U.S. Navy this new operational capability,” said
Cap Beyer CEO of AGIS.

The pilot effort is being conducted this and next year in support of the
Kearsarge Expeditionary Strike Group. Xiphos 4G LTE broadband
networks and LifeRing software will be used as part of the internal
ship, inter-ship, ship-to-helicopter, and Boarding Party Boat
communications package. Members of the Kearsarge Expeditionary Strike
Group will be equipped with LifeRing enabled Android 4G LTE Smartphones
and PCs. All Navy and Marine Corps users will be provided a Common
Operational Picture (COP) and the ability to Collaborate, Coordinate and
Command.

LifeRing users can declare emergencies, enter and transmit geo-located
symbols, interactively whiteboard, chat and transmit messages and “must
respond to” commands all within the LifeRing application. LifeRing
provides an interface with many of the U.S. military Command and Control
Systems and integrates military radios, WiFi networks and satellite with
4G cellular.

“Our warfighters have become accustomed to advanced mobility solutions
in their personal lives,” said Cal Shintani, Chief Growth Officer, Oceus
Networks. “By integrating LifeRing’s BFT with Xiphos we are now
providing much needed new real-time communications capabilities to the
military.”

Mr. Beyer also commented that: “AGIS LifeRing software is being used by
the U.S. military and federal agencies to provide the individual with a
potentially lifesaving information bubble that uses an easily created ad
hoc netted group. We are proud to support Oceus Networks in this first
delivery of 4G capability in support of NAVAIR’s Counter Narcotics and
Illicit Trafficking (CNIT) Program Office.”

If requested, a limited free evaluation copy of Android LifeRing is
available to qualified military and government customers.

About Advanced Ground Information Systems, Inc.

AGIS’ charter is to create breakthrough handheld voice and data
communications software that saves lives. AGIS’ LifeRing software also
interfaces with higher level military command and control systems
through standard interfaces. Visit
www.agisinc.com
to learn more.

About Oceus Networks

Oceus Networks 4G LTE provides solutions to governments and industry
that enable delivery of high-speed voice, video and data communications.
Privately US-owned and operated, Oceus Networks’ headquarters are
located in Reston, Virginia, with labs in Reston and Plano, Texas. Visit
www.oceusnetworks.com
to learn more.

SOURCE: AGIS, Inc.


        AGIS, Inc.
        Malcolm Beyer, 561-744-3213
        CEO
        beyerm@agisinc.com
        or
        Press Contact:
        Peter Sauerbrey, 410-378-2934
        p.sauerbrey@gmail.com

Copyright Business Wire 2012

Article source: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/agis-lifering-android-software-selected-as-navy-bft-for-oceus-networks-xiphostm-4g-lte-solution-2012-05-22

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