We are pleased to announce that Serco recently became an Isode partner. Information can be found on the Serco Group Plc partner page on the Isode Website.
Isode Partner Boldon James, a QinetiQ subsidiary, has announced a successful implementation of its Tactical Messenger product using non IP based radios.
The press release is reproduced in its entirety below, those readers with some knowledge of Isode's product set will be able to figure out where we fit in.
BOLDON JAMES DEMONSTRATES TECTICAL MESSENGER
Maidenhead, Berkshire, U.K. – 9th September 2008 – Boldon James, a leading provider of secure information exchange solutions and a wholly-owned QinetiQ subsidiary, today announced a successful laboratory implementation of its Tactical Messenger solution with the Park Air Systems U/VHF 3000 series radio – widely used by armed forces around the globe.
Tactical Messenger is a solution designed to specifically address the requirement of STANAG 4406 Annex E. Primarily designed to provide a solution for electronic messaging in low bandwidth and high latency environments, Tactical Messenger also provides connectivity for those military units that deploy in emission control (EMCON) environments including areas where radio silence is critical.
The implementation at Boldon James’ Crewe laboratories comprises Windows PC’s configured with its SAFEmail client software, a STANAG 5066 server and a software modem. This solution is then connected to Park-Air Systems’ U/VHF 3000 series of military radios. Message exchange is achieved by using an ACP142 compliant X.400 message transfer agent and P7 connector.
Having successfully proven a COTS solution for STANAG 4406 Annex E messaging working with a non IP based radio, Boldon James will now showcase this solution at a number of upcoming exhibitions; the first of which is the Defendory exhibition in Greece (7-11th October 2008).
“Implementation of STANAG 4406 Annex E solutions is a complex business, even more so when the radios aren’t IP enabled,” comments Kieron Sambrook-Smith, Boldon James’ Sales and Marketing Director. “By carrying out the integration work ourselves, Boldon James significantly de-risks the implementation for our customers; enabling them to achieve electronic messaging in a tactical environment whether they have IP based radios or not.”
About Boldon James - Boldon James, a wholly-owned QinetiQ subsidiary since October 2007, has over 20 years’ experience specialising in secure messaging solutions tailored to meet the formal information exchange requirements of the worldwide defence and secure government sectors. Its Version 3 Secure Information Exchange architecture now provides a suite of Microsoft commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) functional extensions across the Unified Communications collaboration and conferencing suite, resulting in solutions with a low total cost of ownership (TCO) and significantly reduced deployment risk. Boldon James is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and exclusive 'Global Go To Market Partner for Secure Messaging'. www.boldonjames.com
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Paraguay's new aviation messaging system, supplied by Isode partner Radiocom, has now gone live.
Supplying components for the new Air traffic service Message Handling Systems (AMHS) is something that Isode have developed a specialization in over the last few years. As with many of our markets, we supply components to partners who in turn supply and install the complete solution for the end user, in this case national Aviation Authorities.
Our partners have been doing a fantastic job of winning bids with solutions that include Isode components. Of 38 countries that have so far decided on an AMHS system, 31 have them have bought systems from Isode partners, incorporating Isode components.
Radiocom have had a great many successes in supplying AMHS systems, particularly in South America, where country after country are opting for Radiocom as their preferred supplier. Hopefully we'll be seeing many more AMHS wins like this in the near future.
Isode Partner Boldon James have announced that they've won a large Military Messaging Handling System (MMHS) contract that includes components from Isode.
Our Military Messaging components are something that we've put a lot of work into and it's nice to be able to semi-publicly acknowledge a sale in a market that is understandably reticent about releasing details of sensitive contracts. Although even with this contract we're not allowed to say which 'European Ministry of Defence' the contract is for.
The details of the contract, which is being delivered via Hewlett Packard can be found on the Boldon James website here.
Our congratulations go to Boldon James, together with our hopes for many more successes of this type.
I recently attended the HP Integrity ISV Conference in Cannes as Isode's Directory and Messaging software runs on HP-UX. They are now end of lifeing their True64 Mailbus 400 products and want to migrate these users to HP Integrity (Itanium CPU) running HP-UX and Isode M-Switch X.400 and M-Vault servers.
This event was organised by HP to get their ISV Vendors behind the Integrity Servers and ideally running HP-UX. HP clearly see Integrity as the area where they can add significant growth. The PC/x86 server market is pretty saturated and there will be the continuing battle with Dell on this front and as such margins get squeezed. Senior Intel executives were also there to promote their commitment to Itanium and showed the roadmap including the codenames of chips - "Tukwila" followed by "Poulson" and "Kitson". HP ended the conference by giving us their financials for 2007, $104B in revenue so if they are not selling servers that is an awful lot of printer ink.
X.400 Bridgehead for Microsoft Exchange is a new product from Isode partner Boldon James, produced in collaboration with Isode. It's primary goal is to provide X.400 protocol connectivity for Microsoft Exchange 2007; this capability was provided as a part of Exchange 2003 and earlier versions, but is not included with Exchange 2007.
In a new whitepaper now available from the Isode website, X.400 Bridgehead for Microsoft Exchange - Technical Architecture and Back-end Features, we describe the architecture of X.400 Bridgehead, and summarize it's key features. It is particularly oriented towards understanding the capabilities of X.400 Bridgehead in the context of older versions of Exchange and full X.400 Message Transfer Agents (MTAs).
The whitepaper which, like all Isode whitepapers, is free and can be viewed without registration, is available here.