Arlington, TX, August 12, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Today, Thursby Software Systems' PKard Reader App became the first browser on an Apple mobile device to enable the Defense Travel Systems (DTS) website. Any user running PKard Reader v2.1.4 can now log in to DTS to initiate, revise, and submit travel requests and expense reports.
Up until now, DTS has been inaccessible to Apple mobile users due to a lack of Java support. As Mike Prevost, Gradkell DBsign Product Manager & Senior System Architect, explains:
"Many DoD systems look to DTS for solutions, so CAC support on mobile devices is not just an important step for DTS, but also for DoD. The Thursby/DBsign solution enables existing DoD web applications to run on mobile devices while retaining CAC authentication and digital signature features. The alternative is rewriting the web application as a mobile app, which is not feasible for most DoD systems."
Thursby Software Systems has spent the past year working in conjunction with Gradkell and Northrop Grumman to find a solution that would allow DTS to operate on an iPad or iPhone that did not require a complete reworking of the site. As Michael Danberry of militarycac.com states, “Accessing DTS has been a long awaited ability for the mobile Army Soldier. This ability will greatly help any Soldier who has decided to cut the cord and attempt to go mobile only via their iPad or iPhone with Thursby's PKard for iOS app.”
Providing support for DTS is another in a long line of firsts for the nearly three decade old Thursby Software Systems, Inc. “We try to anticipate our customer’s needs and then build simple, intuitive software that not only meets the basic need but is ready to go the next step,” says Bill Thursby, President and CEO. “That’s why we are also working on support for Android devices and other exciting technologies from partners such as Entrust to allow access from derived credentials.”
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