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ObjectFX Selected by OGC to Participate in Web Services Interoperability Initiative E-mail
Written by ObjectFX Corporation   
25 May 2005
Military Symbology Rendering System to Be Included in Spatial Web Initiative

MINNEAPOLIS--May 25, 2005--ObjectFX Corporation, a leader in delivering dynamic location-enabled spatial information solutions, today announced that it was selected by the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.(TM) (OGC) and its sponsors to participate in the OGC Web Services Phase 3 (OWS-3) Interoperability Initiative. The initiative is designed to advance OGC Web Services, the set of
OpenGIS(R) specifications for the emerging "Spatial Web." Under the agreement, ObjectFX will create an OGC compliant Web Feature Portrayal Service using the company's 2525B Compliant Military Symbology Rendering System.
    ObjectFX will participate in the Geo-Decision Support (GeoDSS) portion of the OWS-3 program. GeoDSS is focused on providing the distributed services necessary for an analyst to access distributed services from the Spatial Web to support decision making. In addition to exposing its own Military Symbology set, ObjectFX will add support for the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Homeland Security Working Group's (HSWG) Emergency Response Symbology. The final demonstration of capabilities will take place in October 2005.
    "ObjectFX is committed to advancing standards that enable easy discovery, access and use of geospatial data and services. The OGC is making geospatial interoperability a reality through its Web Services Phase 3 Interoperability Initiative, and we are very pleased that the OWS-3 Sponsors have chosen ObjectFX for this important project," said Barry Glick, President and CEO of ObjectFX. "Participation in this program will provide the opportunity to exercise our capabilities in cooperation with other vendors to demonstrate the potential of the Spatial Web concept."
    Based on the MIL-STD-2525B, Common Warfighting Symbology specification, ObjectFX's 2525B Compliant Military Symbology Rendering System is a complete, scalable and flexible implementation of the standard that is currently in use in multiple fielded applications for geospatial visualization, multi-source intelligence fusion, situation awareness, and command and control. The ObjectFX 2525B Compliant Military Symbology Rendering System is sold as an optional component of SpatialFX(R), the company's patented Java/J2EE enterprise spatial information management software platform that is deployed in a wide range of commercial, military and intelligence organizations.
    "We are very pleased to have ObjectFX as a participant in OWS-3," stated Dr. Carl Reed, CTO of the OGC. "Their expertise in Symbology and related geospatial technologies will help the OGC advance a number of OGC standards key to the development of the Spatial Web."
    Sponsors of the in the OWS-3 program include: BAE Systems, IONIC Software, GeoConnections (Canada), Lockheed Martin, MAGIC Services Initiative, National Aeronautic and Space Administration, National Technology Alliance, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, NAVTEQ, Questerra and US Geological Survey. For more information on the OWS-3 program, refer to http://www.opengeospatial.org/initiatives/?iid=162.

    About the Open Geospatial Consortium

    The OGC is an international industry consortium of more than 270 companies, government agencies and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available interface specifications. OpenGIS Specifications support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location based services, and mainstream IT. The specifications empower technology developers to make complex spatial information and services accessible and useful with all kinds of applications. Visit the OGC website at http://www.opengeospatial.org.
    Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc., the OGC logos, and the marks OGC, OPENGIS, OPEN GIS, OPENGIS.NET, OGCNETWORK, OGC Network, OpenLS, Open Location Services, OGCA, OpenGeospatial Consortium (Australia), Ltd , OGCE, Open Geospatial Consortium (Europe), Ltd, OWS, OGC Sensor Web Services, OGC Web Services, are registered trademarks or service marks or trademarks or service marks of Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. in the United States and in other countries.

    About ObjectFX Corporation

    ObjectFX (www.objectfx.com) provides an innovative Java enterprise software platform that enables the integration of dynamic location-based services such as mapping, vehicle routing, address geocoding and other spatial operations into enterprise applications. SpatialFX 4.0 features unique capabilities such as support for mobile devices via Java 2, Micro Edition (J2ME); spatial rules and events; and support for location-relevant text information extraction and use. Users of applications built on the SpatialFX Platform can view and interact with real-time, integrated views of information in a location-based context, thereby enabling faster, more effective decisions. ObjectFX's technology serves as a foundation for a wide range of software applications that include Dynamic Operations Management, Wireless Services, Mobile Asset Management, Mapping and Routing, Location Analysis, Network Visualization and Management, Military Situational Analysis and Intelligence Data Fusion. ObjectFX products are installed at leading organizations such as Boeing, FedEx, JB Hunt, NGA, Lockheed Martin, AT&T, Florida DOT, United Health Care, Union Pacific, United Airlines, Conway, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, SAIC, General Dynamics, Unisys, QUALCOMM, Qwest, U.S. Army and the U.S. Postal Service. ObjectFX Corporation is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
    ObjectFX and SpatialFX are registered trademarks of ObjectFX Corporation.

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