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Extending the enterprise-wide Project Portfolio Management (PPM) capabilities of Oracle's Primavera product suite, Oracle today announced new releases of Oracle's Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management and Oracle's Primavera Contract Management. The new Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management 7.0 and Primavera Contract Management 13 releases provide significant usability, integration and collaboration enhancements. New Web accessibility for Oracle's Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management 7.0 and Contract Management 13 deliver professional project management on the Web, providing access to anyone, anywhere working on a project or program. New features in the latest release of Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management help organizations successfully manage and deliver portfolios, programs and projects of any size and... (more)

ActiveState Launches Business Edition

Open Source Journal on Ultizer ActiveState, the dynamic languages experts, today launched ActiveState Business Edition, commercial-grade language distributions for Perl, Python and Tcl, providing organizations open source compliance, commercial support, and cross-platform access. "ActiveState has been a leading contributor in the open source community for years," said Bart Copeland, President and CEO, ActiveState. "With the launch of Business Edition, we can help companies deploying Perl, Python and Tcl in their business-critical applications, ensure open source policy compliance, minimize downtime and accelerate productivity cost-effectively. ActiveState's deep technical expertise is focused on keeping client systems, powered by dynamic languages, running smoothly, and making sure clients are in compliance with their open source policies." ActiveState Business Edi... (more)

Elbit Systems Of America Named As A 2014 World's Most Ethical Company By The Ethisphere Institute

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., and a leading provider of high performance products, system solutions, and support services, announced today that it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent center of research promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance, as a 2014 World's Most Ethical Company®. This is the first year that Elbit Systems of America has been honored with this award, which recognizes organizations that continue to raise the bar on ethical leadership and corporate behavior. World's Most Ethical Company honorees understand the correlation between ethics, reputation and daily interactions with their brand and that the award belongs as much to their associates  as it does to them. Elbit Systems of America is one of only three companies... (more)

High Performance 8-Port RS-232/422/485 PCIe/104 Serial Port Module With Opto-isolation, Software Configuration, and Auxiliary Digital and Analog I/O EMM-8EL-XT Family

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diamond Systems, a leading global supplier of compact, rugged, embedded computing solutions for real-world applications in a broad range of markets, today introduced Emerald-MM-8EL-XT (EMM-8EL-XT), a family of high performance PCIe/104 OneBankTM serial I/O modules offering 4 or 8 serial ports with software-controlled configuration and optional opto-isolation. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138743 The serial ports are based on a high speed PCIe octal UART with 256-byte TX/RX FIFOs and auto RS-485 transmit control. Each serial port can be independently configured for RS-232, RS-422, or RS-485 protocols, along with programmable 120-ohm line termination. Each port is independently isolated with an isolated power + signal chip, plus additional isolators for control signals. The board features intell... (more)

Customers Deliver Innovative Experiences with Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004

Leading customers including EDGE*MODERN Furniture, Gulfstream Aerospace, and Sallie Mae are realizing increased productivity and functionality with Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004. The product provides a solid foundation for widespread adoption of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), which require less bandwidth, are easier to maintain, and give developers and end users precise design control. Dreamweaver MX 2004 was recently updated to increase productivity by enhancing key workflows and improving the performance of the application. "Dreamweaver MX 2004 was built to enable our users to code, design, and develop web sites and applications within one consistent interface," said David Mendels, general manager, Macromedia. "With the recent update to the product, the best visual development tool on the market is now faster, and users can continue to create sites that use standa... (more)

Adobe FrameMaker 7.2 Now Available

Adobe Systems Incorporated announced the availability of Adobe FrameMaker 7.2 software, the latest version of its enterprise-class authoring and publishing software. Adobe FrameMaker has expanded support of Extensible Markup Language (XML) in its popular publishing solution for industries such as telecommunications, aerospace, semiconductor, government, finance, and information technology. Unlike standard word processing tools, FrameMaker gives users the ability to easily create, edit and publish valid XML content in full WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) mode. “Adobe FrameMaker 7.2 now has more powerful XML capabilities, making it easier for our customers to streamline their unique workflow processes,” said John Brennan, senior vice president, Corporate Development at Adobe. “The new version delivers the features FrameMaker customers have bee... (more)

Boeing Selects Wind River Carrier Grade Linux For P-8A MMA System

Wind River Systems announced that Boeing has selected Wind River Platform for Network Equipment, Linux Edition, a Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) run-time, which includes Wind River Workbench, the company’s Eclipse-based development suite, for the P-8A Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA) mission system. This expansion of Wind River Linux into the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry demonstrates the company’s continued position as the leading DSO provider to A&D. The P-8A is a long-range anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance aircraft. It possesses an advanced mission system for maximum interoperability in battle space. Capable of broad-area, maritime, and littoral operations, the P-8A is expected to improve training, deployment, and operation of the U.S. Navy's maritime patrol and reconnaissance forces. ... (more)

MT Aerospace Put Their Faith In Linux-Based Collax Business Server

The European space program is pinning its hopes on the Ariane 5. In order for the Ariane 5 to counter the pull of earth’s gravity and be propelled into space, additional solid propellant rockets – known as boosters – will be required. These power boosters are manufactured by MT Aerospace AG, based in Augsburg in Bavaria. With a workforce of 500, MT Aerospace puts its faith in a highperformance appliance, the Collax Business Server (CBS), when it comes to IT security. As well as offering a VPN, proxy server and mail gateway, the CBS includes spam filters and anti-virus scanners to protect the space pioneer’s IT infrastructure from Internet attacks. “We were looking for an out-of-the-box security solution,” said Manfred Waldukat, network administrator with MT Aerospace. “What impressed us about Collax was that the server solutio... (more)

Forget the Box: Thinking Inside, Outside or About the Box Will Not Improve the Container Security Market

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Aerospace & Defense group at Frost & Sullivan will host an exclusive live briefing on April 5, 2007 at 11:00 am EDT. Prior business models and government policies have focused on the physical integrity of a container as the solution to the security issue. Analyzing the market segments that have emerged leads to conclude that this approach is flawed and in order to overcome the market challenges, a paradigm shift is needed. "Despite the importance of container security and the rhetoric surrounding it, the market for container security is still developing. Absent government assistance, innovators must continue to develop and deploy systems that address the commercial needs of the shipping industry; mainly increased visibility and efficiency of supply chains, providing real-time data and global coverage," states Frost &... (more)

PBDJ Product Review: AllFusion Harvest Change Manager

p> I began my career at RCA Aerospace and Defense in 1983 and worked at MITRE Corp., BAE Systems, and the State of NH. I worked in the defense field performing software configuration management (SCM) and release engineering activities from 1983-1996. In July of 1996, I began working for the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, performing the software configuration management role. I am the administrator of AllFusion Harvest. I presently manage 100 applications housed in AllFusion Harvest and support 180 developers using the product. The development tools we currently use are PowerBuilder v11, Visual Studio 2005, and Java. In my years as an SCM and release engineer, I have used many products from AllFusion Harvest v7.1 (presently), Product Version Control System (PVCS), IBM ClearCase, SCCS, CVS, Source Safe, PowerGen 6.5, and HarPB 2.0. I have used ... (more)

Implementing a Highly Distributed, Real-time Data-critical SOA Application

SOA implementations are increasingly reliant on streams of data that are time-critical, reliably delivered and sourced from mixed infrastructures in a highly distributed environment. Data formats, delivery mechanisms, fault tolerance capabilities and stateful semantics embedded in data are often inadequately considered when architecting and implementing large scale real-time SOA applications. This talk will introduce several real-time data-centric technologies that specifically address the challenges of wide-scale, real-time data distribution, as well as how these technologies seamlessly integrate into existing SOA frameworks. Examples will be drawn from military and aerospace applications that are already seeing success with real-time, highly distributed SOA applications. Speaker Bio: Gordon's technical expertise spans embedded systems, distributed real-time syste... (more)