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Technology Trends and Updates - August/September 2011
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Technology Trends and Updates
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Cybernet quickly developed and fielded the Automated Tactical Ammunition Classification System (ATACS), for the U.S. Army, which uses the product to reclaim serviceable ammunition through this faster, safer and more consistent inspection process. The ATACS can inspect more than 5,000 rounds of ammunition per hour (depending on round mix), reducing the manpower needed to handle loose, broken lot ammunition.
Cybernet Prepares For 2011 I/ITSEC
Engineers from Cybernet will be hosting a booth at the 2011 Interservice/ Industry Training Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando, Nov. 28 through Dec. 2.
Product Spotlight: NetMAX Robotics
One of the most successful NetMAX Robotics product areas is force feedback, or tactile computer game devices. Under NASA funding, these force feedback joysticks have been mass-marketed and offered by Sony, Microsoft, Logitech and other companies. These devices are the largest selling consumer robotic products in the market, with more than 100 million sold since 1997.
SWMA Integrating Advanced Technology into Critical Mission Activities
The Supportability Wireless Maintenance Assistant (SWMA) product provides a portable self-contained diagnostic and maintenance application that couples high-speed, high-performance worksite support through a user friendly, rugged, handheld computer. SWMA is an ideal example of how Cybernet supports user productivity through integrating advanced technology into mission critical activities.
Cybernet Awarded SBIR for Geo Pairing
Cybernet was recently awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to develop a proven way of training non-line-of-sight weapons systems in the live training environment for the Army.
SBIR is a highly competitive three-phase award system which provides qualified small business concerns with opportunities to propose innovative ideas that meet the specific research and research and development needs of the federal Government.
As a trusted partner for every major branch of the U.S. Military, the U.S. Department of Defense and DARPA, Cybernet's defense-related technologies and products aim at making the essential work of our servicemen and women easier and safer.
Army War College Invites CEO As Speaker
Heidi Jacobus, Cybernet Chairman and CEO
The Army War College brought together leaders of industry, including Cybernet Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Heidi Jacobus, to talk with Army War College students during the 2011 Industry Day.
The annual event provides a forum for students to gain a better understanding of the military-industrial relationship, the Army requirements and capabilities development process, and the acquisition processes.
"It is a unique opportunity for students to consider the complexities of providing the correct mix of capabilities to the warfighter now and in the future," said Maj. Gen. Gregg Martin, USAWC commandant, during his opening remarks.
Proven Solutions to IA Challenges
In response to the increasing demand for network security and cybersecurity solutions, Cybernet has established an Information Security Division (ISD) in Orlando, Florida, with an IA team located in San Diego, CA.
The ISD will be the Cybernet SBIR focal point for technology solutions for enhancing network and cyber security. The ISD is also the Cybernet center of excellence for Information Assurance (IA), Information Security Engineering (ISE), Multi-Level Security (MLS) and Cross-Domain Solutions (CDS) for the Navy, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.
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Cybernet Systems opens new offices in Florida and Ann Arbor, to add 20+ positions
Cybernet Systems is moving into bigger offices as the company continues to grow in Ann Arbor.
The 20-year-old company's Pittsfield Township office is in the location where Costco plans to build a new store. That prompted the firm to find a new space about a mile away that is about 15 percent bigger. This move will help accommodate the company's hiring of four people before this year ends as well as its plans to hire up to 20 more next year.
"There are a lot of possibilities for growth here," says Norma Heller, vice president of finance and operations for Cybernet Systems.
The company now has 48 employees, including a handful at its newly opened Florida office. That office provides information assurance services, such as verifying and testing computer systems for government agencies.
Cybernet Systems has two new products on offer, including a virtual lab for vehicles and a hand-held computer that helps Navy shipmen perform maintenance on their vessels. It is also hoping to land a large contract with its ammunition sorting machine.
Source: Norma Heller, vice president of finance and operations for Cybernet Systems
Writer: Jon Zemke
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