Mechdyne’s GEC20 Awarded Certificate of Networthiness by the U.S. Army

Marshalltown, IA, July 17, 2011 --( Mechdyne Corporation announced that their Geospatial Environment for Command and Control Operations (GEC20) software solution has been awarded the Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) from the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command.

The CoN is required for all enterprise software products in the Army Enterprise Infrastructure Network and the certification also applies to all National Guard, Army Reserve and DoD organizations that use the Army Enterprise Infrastructure Network. This accreditation ensures Mechdyne’s GEC20 software meets strict U.S. Army and Department of Defense (DoD) standards for security, compatibility and sustainability and enables our military user community to add GEC20 to their list of battle command tools.

“We are very pleased that GEC20 has been recognized as being compliant with the Army’s strict standards for network security,” said Cathy Lascara, Chief Operating Officer for Mechdyne’s Software Division. “GEC20 was developed as an easy-to-use, easy-to-train, feature-rich Army Battle Command System (ABCS) using the Google Earth™ mapping application. The CoN allows GEC2O to be installed on networks across the Army enterprise.”

“Many of our military and defense departments have the potential to utilize GEC20’s capabilities, which include: in-the-field-mission planning; soldier and system situational awareness; and video and imagery from a variety of in-the-field sensors. GEC20 also acts as a gateway to other systems that may not be able to interoperate with each other, it can serve as a network monitor, and it includes recording capabilities so all mission information can be captured for later review and analysis,” said Lascara.

Last year, Mechdyne doubled the number of GEC20 systems being utilized at soldier-based C4ISR interoperability experiments including operations centers and vehicle-based systems in the field. In these experiments where GEC20 was used as the primary battle command system it was selected as a “most preferred technology” of the experiment.

Mechdyne provides consulting and technologies for advanced audio visual, immersive 3D, networked, and collaborative visualization solutions. Not only has Mechdyne provided GEC20 for the U.S. Army, but Mechdyne’s innovative technologies are also being utilized by the U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center in McAlester, Oklahoma, the Joint Intelligence Laboratory in Suffolk, Virginia, and TACOM in Warren, Michigan.

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