Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Boeing, Turkmenistan Airlines Announce Order for Three Next-Generation 737s

SEATTLE, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA - News) today confirmed an order for three Next-Generation 737s by Turkmenistan's national flag carrier Turkmenistan Airlines. The order for three 737-700s is worth approximately $192 million at list prices.Turkmenistan Airlines' all-Boeing fleet includes 717s, Classic and Next-Generation 737s, 757s and one 767.
"This order is another step in our longstanding and rewarding partnership with Turkmenistan Airlines and the state of Turkmenistan," said Marty Bentrott, Boeing Commercial Airplanes vice president of Sales for the Middle East, Central and South Asia. "I'm confident that Turkmenistan Airlines will benefit from the operational value the Next-Generation 737 brings to airlines through its market-leading reliability and unmatched fuel efficiency."
The Next-Generation 737 family is the most technologically advanced airplane family in the single-aisle market. The Next-Generation 737's market success is confirmed by air finance investors, who consistently rank it as the most preferred airplane due to its wide market base, fuel efficiency and lowest operating costs in its class.
Since the 737 program's inception, more than 250 customers have taken delivery of more than 6,000 airplanes, making it the most successful commercial airplane program in history. The Next-Generation 737, which entered service in 1998, currently has over 5000 orders from more than 100 customers.
Brian Walker
International & Sales Communications
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Vicki Ray
737 Program Communications
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Digimarc Awarded Contract to Enhance U.S. Military Video Intelligence Systems

*Contract valued at $600,000 funds improvements to watermarking solution used to embed location coordinates in video surveillance images
BEAVERTON, Ore.-- On Wednesday September 2, 2009, (BUSINESS WIRE)--Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ:DMRC - News) today announced that it was awarded a contract for the SmartData program by CACI International Incorporated, in the amount of $600,000, to further advance the technology used in U.S. military video intelligence systems. The initiative integrates hardware developed under a previous contract into an operational Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), and includes testing in specific scenarios to demonstrate improvements in collection, search, retrieval and dissemination of future intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance imagery.
"This is the second of two federal contracts we were expecting this year. We are anxious to get to work on this continuation contract to take this important project to the next stage in its development," stated Bruce Davis, Chairman and CEO of Digimarc. "We have heard from soldiers who serve on the front lines that improvements in data collection and dissemination are necessary. It is gratifying to know that Digimarc technology has demonstrated value to government reconnaissance programs and will be further advanced through this initiative."
About Digimarc
Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ:DMRC - News), based in Beaverton, Oregon, is a leading innovator and technology provider, enabling businesses and governments worldwide to enrich everyday living by giving persistent digital identities to all forms of media and many other objects. The Company’s technology enables a wide range of solutions for deterring fraud, counterfeiting and piracy, enhancing national security, and enabling new digital media distribution and monetization models that provide consumers with more choice and access to content when, where and how they want it. Digimarc has an extensive intellectual property portfolio, with more than 525 U.S. and foreign patents, and more than 400 patents pending in digital watermarking, media identification and management, and related technologies. Digimarc develops solutions, licenses its intellectual property, and provides development services to business partners across a range of industries. Please go to for more Company information.
Forward-Looking Statements
With the exception of historical information contained in this release, the matters described in this release contain various "forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements include statements identified by terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "expects," "intends," "plans," "projects," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential," "illustrate," "example" and "continue" or other derivations of these or other comparable terms. These forward-looking statements are statements of management's opinion and are subject to various assumptions, risks, uncertainties and changes in circumstances. Actual results may vary materially from those expressed or implied from the statements in this release as a result of changes in economic, business and/or regulatory factors. More detailed information about risk factors that may affect actual results is set forth in the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 in Part I, Item 1A thereof ("Risk Factors"), Part II, Item 7 thereof (“Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations”) under the captions “Liquidity and Capital Resources” and “Forward Looking Statements” and in Part II, Item 9A(T) thereof (“Controls and Procedures”), and in subsequent periodic reports filed with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management's opinions only as of the date of this release. Except as required by law, Digimarc undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.
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Michael Ann Thomas,

Raytheon Delivers Critical Mine Countermeasure Capabilities to U.S. Navy Fleet

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Sept. 2, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN - News) has delivered the next-generation AN/AQS-20A Minehunting Sonar and AN/ASQ-235 Airborne Mine Neutralization System to the U.S. Navy.
As stated during an AMNS ribbon-cutting ceremony, "Fielding systems as promised is what makes a great industry partner!" said Donna Carson-Jelley, Navy program manager for Minewarfare (PMS 495).
Considered critical components of the Navy's organic mine countermeasure arsenal, the advanced technologies of these systems have the potential to vastly improve the safety, effectiveness and efficiency of mine countermeasure missions and truly take the sailor out of the minefield.
"With AN/AQS-20A and AMNS, we are delivering a comprehensive, end-to-end solution - detect to neutralize - enabling the Navy to safely and effectively execute its mission without risk to its ships or crews," said IDS' Charles "Tom" Bush, vice president of Seapower Capability Systems.
"I am particularly pleased with the progress that the AN/AQS-20A team has made. I am looking forward to an aggressive schedule leading to a successful operational evaluation," said U.S. Navy Captain Paul Siegrist, program manager for Unmanned Maritime Vehicles (PMS 403). "The advancements of the AN/AQS-20A bring our minehunting capabilities to the next level. The flexibility and adaptability of the system allow us to effectively deploy from both the MH-60S helicopter and also from the Remote Minehunting System, extending our ability to effectively and efficiently ensure the safety of the fleet."
Both of the low rate initial production models of the AN/AQS-20A Minehunting Sonar and the AN/ASQ-235 Airborne Mine Neutralization System will be extensively tested so that when the programs enter full production they will meet all fleet expectations.
Supporting mine-clearing operations in both deep-ocean and littoral waters, AN/AQS-20A detects, localizes and identifies bottom, close-tethered and volume mines, and AMNS re-acquires and neutralizes mines found by AN/AQS-20A.
Both systems have been integrated into the MH-60S and the MH-53E airborne mine countermeasures helicopters. Additionally, the AN/AQS-20A has also been operated from the AN/WLD-1 Remote Minehunting System, an unmanned surface vehicle. AN/AQS-20A and AMNS are essential capabilities planned for integration into the mine countermeasure mission package for the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship.
The AN/AQS-20A system is towed undersea to scan the water in front and to the sides of the vehicle as well as below for anti-shipping mines. The system uses sonar and electro-optical sensors to provide high-resolution images of mines and mine-like objects as well as high-precision location information.
AMNS is deployed from the MH-60S multimission helicopter to locate and destroy underwater anti-shipping mines previously detected by the AN/AQS-20A mine hunting sonar. The system consists of a helicopter-based control console as well as a launch and handling system equipped with four unmanned Archerfish(TM) neutralizer vehicles that destroy mines via remote control from the operator in the helicopter.
Developmental and operational testing of the AN/AQS-20A and AMNS began in 2002. Under the current contracts, Raytheon will deliver a total of 20 AN/AQS-20A systems by January 2011 and five AMNS by December 2009.
Integrated Defense Systems is Raytheon's leader in Global Capabilities Integration, providing affordable, integrated solutions to a broad international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Armed Forces and the Department of Homeland Security.
Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 87 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 73,000 people worldwide.
Archerfish is a trademark of BAE Systems.

Carolyn Beaudry 401.842.3550

Opal-RT Technologies Announces Major European Expansion

*Opal-RT Europe to manage all European company operations and provide engineering and technical support to European customers and distributors
MONTREAL, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Opal-RT Technologies Inc. (, the leading developer of open, PC-based Real-Time Simulators for electrical, mechanical and power electronic systems today announced that the company has reached an agreement in principle with Viveris Technologies of Paris, France to jointly establish a European subsidiary. Opal-RT Europe will serve the needs of Opal-RT customers and distributors from the Atlantic Ocean to Russia. The announcement occurred during Opal-RT CEO Jean Belanger's keynote address at Real Time 2009, the 2nd Annual Opal-RT International User Conference (
Opal-RT Europe will be based in Paris and jointly owned and operated by Opal-RT Technologies and Viveris Technologies. Opal-RT Europe will be led by Cedric Jacquault, currently Executive Director of Viveris Technologies. Viveris has been the exclusive distributor of Opal-RT products in France, and Spain since 2005, as well as a developer of complementary technologies for the Opal-RT Real-Time Simulation platform.
The formation of Opal-RT Europe is expected to be made official in the 4(th) quarter of 2009.
"The European market for engineering tools is among the largest in the world. Opal-RT's success in Europe has been crucial to the growth of Opal-RT since the company's founding in 1997," said Mr. Belanger. "Viveris Technologies' technical expertise and commitment to strong marketing and superior customer service has greatly contributed to our success in Europe. The formation of Opal-RT Europe, in partnership with Viveris, will ensure future growth while enabling us to continue to provide our European customers and distributors with the high level of service and support to which they have become accustomed."
"Opal-RT Technologies has developed a reputation for developing Real-Time Simulation technologies that are not only ideal for use in a wide variety of applications and industries, but also designed to be scalable and affordable for even the smallest engineering organizations," said Mr. Jacquault. "Since becoming an Opal-RT technology partner and distributor, our business and expertise has increasingly focused on the needs of electrical engineers who can benefit from the use of Opal-RT products. As a result, Viveris' partnership in Opal-RT Europe is a logical next step for us, and ensures Opal-RT products will be in reach of electrical engineers at companies, utilities and universities across Europe."
Opal-RT Europe will manage all sales, marketing and technical support operations, servicing both Opal-RT customers and distributors in the following European countries:
Andorra, Algeria, Austria, Belgarus, Belgium, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Marocco, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom.
While core product development takes place at Opal-RT headquarters in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Opal-RT Europe will continue to develop complementary products designed to meet the specific needs and requests of European customers.
About Viveris Technologies
VIVERIS Technologies is an advanced technology engineering company. Our services cover our customers' entire product development cycle. Since our creation in 1988, we have worked in an ongoing sustainable development ethic, in order to bring tangible added value to our customers. VIVERIS Technologies is ISO-certified 9001:2000.
Viveris is a distributor and integrator of Opal-RT products in France and Spain.
About Opal-RT Technologies Inc.
Founded in 1997, Opal-RT is the leading developer of open Real-Time Digital Simulators and hardware-in-the-loop testing systems for electrical, power electronic and electro-mechanical systems. Opal-RT's unique approach integrates parallel, distributed computing with commercial-off-the-shelf technologies. Opal-RT's customers perform Rapid Control Prototyping, System Integration, and Hardware-in-the-Loop testing of electric drives, electronic controllers and power distribution networks used in manufacturing, electric train networks, and by electrical utilities. Companies using Opal-RT Simulators include ABB, BHEL, Denso, GE, Hitachi, Mitsubishi Electric, GM and Toyota.

Alion Awarded $7M Contract to Support Navy's Improved Live Virtual Constructive Integration Research Program

*Technology Solutions Company to Develop Prototype Tools to Support Anti-Submarine Warfare Platforms and Training Environments
MCLEAN, Va.-- On Wednesday September 2, 2009, (BUSINESS WIRE)--Alion Science and Technology, an employee-owned technology solutions provider, has been awarded a $7 million research and development contract to assist the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWC TSD) in solving several challenges associated with stimulating airborne Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) platforms and training environments.
Under the Improved Live Virtual Constructive (LVC) Integration research program, Alion will develop prototype computer interface technologies – known as Live Platform Integration -- for surface ship, submarine and aircraft platforms. The research will produce alternative methods for synthetic threat scenarios to be injected into Warfighters’ sensor and combat systems to improve training. Alion will assist NAWC TSD with virtual training technology integration and the development of advanced constructive technologies.
“Alion’s solutions will significantly improve the affordability, utility and reusability of LVC integration technologies for military education, experimentation, analysis, training and mission rehearsal,” said Rear Adm. Richard E. Brooks (USN, Ret.), Alion Senior Vice President and Manager of the Distributed Simulation Group. “The improvements will provide the Warfighter with a more complete set of tools with which to conduct training operations.”
The period of performance runs from July 23, 2009 to Nov. 30, 2012.
Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., NAWC TSD is a component of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division and Naval Air Systems Command. The division is the Navy’s principal source for a full range of training products and services, including requirements analysis, design, development and full life cycle support.
About Alion Science and Technology
Alion Science and Technology is an employee-owned technology solutions company delivering technical expertise and operational support to the Department of Defense, civilian government agencies and commercial customers. Building on 70 years of R&D and engineering expertise, Alion brings innovation and insight to multiple business areas: naval architecture & marine engineering; defense operations; systems engineering; modeling & simulation; information management & technology; chemical, biological, nuclear & environmental sciences; wireless spectrum engineering; and industrial technology. Based in McLean, Virginia, Alion employee-owners are located at major offices, customer sites and laboratories worldwide. For more information, call 877.771.6252 or visit Alion online at
This press release contains information about management’s view of Alion’s future expectations, plans and prospects that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of risk factors and uncertainties discussed in documents periodically filed by Alion with the SEC. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.
Alion Science and TechnologyPeter J. Jacobs,


Servidyne Commences Energy Efficient Lighting Project at United States Navy Base Guam

ATLANTA-- September 2, 2009, (BUSINESS WIRE)--SERVIDYNE, INC. (Nasdaq:SERV - News), a building performance efficiency and real estate company, announced today that it has started work on a major energy-efficient lighting retrofit project at the United States Navy Base in Guam. The Company is upgrading approximately 3 million square feet of the base’s facilities with new interior and exterior lighting systems as part of a comprehensive, wide-ranging energy savings performance contract awarded to Johnson Controls Inc., the global multi-industrial leader in providing energy efficiency solutions.
Upon completion of the lighting retrofits, it is projected that the U.S. Navy will save $825,000 annually in energy expenses at the base, and reduce its yearly consumption of electricity by more than 3 million kWh, eliminating nearly 2 million pounds of CO2 emissions from the atmosphere, which is equivalent to taking 314 cars off the road or saving 641 acres of trees. Servidyne anticipates completing its work in Guam in less than 8 months, and expects the project to generate revenues of approximately $3.1 million.
The Company will be upgrading the interior lighting systems at the base with energy efficient T-8 fixtures. Street and parking lot lighting will be replaced with new energy efficient induction fixtures, and the parking lot fixtures will also incorporate automatic shut-off controls. To reduce the amount of energy consumed at the base’s athletic fields, new lighting fixtures will be installed and exterior lamp wattage will be reduced.
Servidyne was selected for this project based on a number of factors, including the Company’s expertise in energy efficiency, its project management skills and track record of successfully compressing project timelines, and its long history of providing energy-efficiency services for many types of government facilities. The Company anticipates performing more energy savings projects in the near future at other military bases and government facilities, including projects funded through the recently-enacted $100 billion federal government initiatives to improve the energy efficiency of federal, state and local government facilities.
“Servidyne has performed similar lighting retrofits and other energy efficiency projects for hundreds of government buildings, which substantially reduced energy consumption and yielded significant financial benefits for American taxpayers,” said Todd Jarvis, President, Servidyne Systems, LLC. “We are proud to work with Johnson Controls and other energy services companies, organizations we have successfully partnered with over the last 15 years on numerous energy-savings projects for the federal government and a number of state and local jurisdictions. As our country struggles to recover from the current economic recession and combat the causes of global warming, it is very gratifying to know that Servidyne can be part of the solution.”
About Servidyne
Established in 1925, Servidyne, Inc. is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and operates globally through its wholly–owned subsidiaries. Servidyne Systems, LLC, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Servidyne, Inc., and is the operating company that provides energy efficiency solutions to its customers. Servidyne Systems, LLC goes to market under the name Servidyne. The Company provides comprehensive energy efficiency solutions, sustainability programs, and other products and services that significantly enhance the operating and financial performance of existing buildings. Servidyne enables customers to cut energy consumption and realize immediate cost savings across their portfolios, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving the comfort and satisfaction of their buildings’ occupants. The Company serves a broad range of markets in the United States and internationally, including corporate, commercial office, hospitality, gaming, retail, industrial, distribution, healthcare, government, multi-family and education. Servidyne also engages in commercial real estate investment and development. The Company currently owns or controls shopping centers in the Southeast and Midwest and office properties in metropolitan Atlanta. For more information about Servidyne, please visit or call 770-953-0304.
Certain statements contained in this news release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other matters, including the risks and uncertainties set forth under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, any of which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Servidyne, Inc. to be materially different from any past or future results, performance, or uncertainties expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Without limitation, statements in this press release that are forward-looking include the potential benefits of lighting retrofits, the projected annual reductions in energy costs and electricity consumption, the projected volume of greenhouse gas emissions to be eliminated from the environment, the Company’s expectations regarding the completion date of the retrofit project, and the Company’s anticipation of performing energy savings projects in the near future at other military bases and government facilities. Servidyne, Inc. does not undertake to update these forward-looking statements.
Christine Pietryla, Pietryla Enterprises/Public Relations

(312) 276-5177

U.S. Army Awards $9.4 Million Performance-Based Acquisition Task Order for Environmental Remediation Services at Fort Belvoir, Va.

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- On August 14, 2009, the U.S. Army awarded a $9.4 million performance-based task order to Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure, Monroeville, Pa., for environmental remediation services at Fort Belvoir, Va. The task order was awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District on the Multiple Award Military Munitions Services contract.
The Fort Belvoir award is a five-year contract that includes achieving a Remedial Investigation at six Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP) sites and achieving Remedy in Place at two MMRP sites. At one of the MMRP sites, munitions and explosives of concern (MEC) removal will be completed in required areas. At a second site, MEC Response Actions will be performed during construction activities. Lastly, the task order includes performing Remedial Action Operations/Long-Term Management at four Installation Restoration Program (IRP) sites and five Compliance-Related Cleanup sites.
The Army has two restoration programs under the Defense Environmental Restoration Program (DERP) for active/operating Army installations, the IRP and MMRP. The IRP is a comprehensive program to identify, investigate and clean up hazardous substances, pollutants, and contaminants resulting from past Department of Defense (DOD) operations and activities. The MMRP addresses the potential explosives safety, health, and environmental issues caused by past DOD munitions-related activities. Congress established the MMRP under DERP to address unexploded ordnance, discarded military munitions and munitions constituents located on other than operational ranges on current and former defense sites.
Use of the performance-based acquisition approach requires clearly defined objectives to be achieved, measurable performance standards in terms of quality, timeliness, and quantity, and the method of assessing contractor performance against performance standards. The Army has found awarding performance-based contracts for environmental remediation services is a very effective means of accomplishing its cleanup objectives and benefits all involved.
Under a performance-based contract, the Army states the desired end result, and it's up to the contractor to take the necessary steps to get there. Contractors must still seek approval from the Army and regulators before implementing final cleanup remedies, and the Army still has the ultimate responsibility for the cleanup of its installations.
By providing clear definitions of performance expectations and government oversight criteria, there is a better likelihood that expectations will be reached to all parties' satisfaction. Linking payments to milestones provides incentives to develop and implement an effective and efficient approach to achieving contract requirements.
For more information on the Army's performance-based acquisition program, see or call (410) 436-2556.

CIRCOR Aerospace Selected by Messier-Bugatti for A350 XWB Landing Gear Door Actuators

CORONA, CA--(Marketwire - 09/02/09) - The CIRCOR Aerospace Products Group, a business unit of CIRCOR International (NYSE:CIR - News), has been selected by SAFRAN / Messier-Bugatti to design, develop, and manufacture the main and nose landing gear door actuators for the Airbus A350 XWB. CIRCOR Aerospace will develop the actuators using its global engineering resources and perform final assembly and testing at its Corona, California facility. These actuators incorporate a unique fluid recirculation feature to help reduce weight and improve system efficiency and reliability.
"CIRCOR Aerospace is proud to be a partner to Messier-Bugatti on the Airbus A350 XWB. We have an extensive history of designing and manufacturing actuation devices and look forward to meeting the challenges of this program," said Christopher Celtruda, Group Vice President for CIRCOR Aerospace.
About CIRCOR Aerospace Products Group
The CIRCOR Aerospace Products Group is focused on the design, development, and manufacture of specialty fluidic control, actuation, and aircraft landing gear systems for demanding aerospace and defense applications. CIRCOR Aerospace provides a full range of fluid controls, electro-mechanical controls, actuation systems, manifold assemblies, and complete landing gear systems. CIRCOR Aerospace has business units located in California, Ohio, New York, Paris and Chemille, France and Tangier, Morocco.
CIRCOR International is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts and the CIRCOR Aerospace Products group is headquartered in Corona, California.
Jackie Osborne
CIRCOR Aerospace, Inc.
Mobile: 951-310-2544
Office: 951-270-6221

OSyS Selected by Second Customer to Deploy Full-Fleet Electronic Tech Log

RESTON, Va.--On Wednesday September 2, 2009, (BUSINESS WIRE)--Optimized Systems and Solutions Inc. (OSyS) has been selected by BA CityFlyer to deploy electronic technical log (ETL) capability on the carrier’s recently-purchased fleet of 11 regional jets. Business Wire - BA CityFlyer selects OSyS to deploy electronic tech log (Photo: British Airways).
BA CityFlyer, a subsidiary of British Airways and a new customer for OSyS, operates short-haul flights from London City Airport to other U.K. and European destinations.
This will be the second full-fleet ETL deployment for OSyS, an industry leader in the development and implementation of electronic flight bag (EFB) technology and applications. ThomasCook Airlines, a leading European charter airline, was the first. In both cases, OSyS successfully completed ETL trials with the respective airlines.
“As we bring the newly-acquired aircraft into service, we are committed to maximizing their value to our operations,” said Carl McNally, general manager of operations and engineering for BA CityFlyer. “OSyS’ ETL is one way we can do that. Having proven itself in our earlier trials, we know that the ETL can help us reduce costs and improve operational efficiency by providing us better data faster, reducing the overhead costs and inconvenience of paper logs, and supplying more accurate aircraft data that will allow us to improve performance.”
“The BA CityFlyer ETL fleet deployment positions OSyS as a leader in the development and implementation of electronic flight bag technology,” said Mark Goodhind, customer business director – aviation for OSyS. “Airline operators face difficult challenges in today’s economic climate. OSyS strives to provide aviation customers with the tools to reduce operational costs, maximize efficiency, and increase the availability and reliability of their aircraft. Our proven ability to deploy the ETL application across an entire fleet enables these goals to be met.”
The electronic technical log is one application of OSyS’ electronic flight bag, which integrates aircraft data with ground processes to improve aircraft availability and reduce operational costs. By replacing the paper technical logs and associated manual processes most commonly used by airlines, the ETL enables more accurate entries and data tracking, as well as cutting the time required for the logging process. In addition, the ETL provides a proactive, real-time link between flight and maintenance operations. Maintenance issues diagnosed by the cockpit crew can be transmitted to ground operations while the aircraft is in flight. With this information, maintenance operations can be prepared to initiate repairs immediately upon the aircraft’s arrival, saving time and minimizing impact to airline schedules.
Notes to Editors:
BA CityFlyer will deploy Class 1 ETLs, which are portable, and not attached to the aircraft or aircraft systems.
BA CityFlyer is a subsidiary of British Airways (BA). The CityFlyer fleet operates short-haul jetliners on flights from London City Airport to other U.K. and European destinations. British Airways is a full service global airline, offering year-round low fares with an extensive global route network flying to and from centrally-located airports. For more information, please visit the British Airways web site at
Optimized Systems and Solutions (OSyS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rolls-Royce plc, delivers software and services that reduce operating costs and optimize the availability of high-value equipment. OSyS solutions use customers' asset-related data to enhance business performance.
OSyS’ software engineering and information technology expertise, combined with extensive domain knowledge and proven processes, enables customers to be more proactive, make more-informed decisions and prevent costly problems. OSyS also helps customers reduce risk to ensure safe, compliant and profitable operations and enjoy a predictive edge.
With more than 400 employees in the US, UK and Qatar, OSyS delivers consultancy, solution-driven and managed services to customers in more than 100 countries. For more information, please visit the OSyS web site at
Optimized Systems and Solutions Inc. (OSyS)
Kristen Giddens Pinto-Coelho
Communications Manager
Tel: +1 703 889 1335
Fax: +1 703 889 1359

New Technology Makes Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response More Efficient, Effective

First ever public deployment of rigid wall shelter held in Tennessee
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--September 2, 2009, (BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, developers of a new federal disaster response technology demonstrated how the Rapid Deployment Shelter System (RDSS) will shape the future of emergency preparedness and disaster relief. The compact, highly portable rigid wall shelter is easily transportable to domestic and global disaster sites, and may be deployed by one person in less than two minutes with the push of a button. The first ever public deployment of the RDSS took place at Adaptive Methods manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tenn., earlier this morning.
Business Wire - U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp announces the development of the RDDS and conducts the first public deployment. (Photo: Business ...
The RDSS was conceived and built through a public-private partnership in the Eastern U.S. geographic technology epicenter known as the Tennessee Valley Corridor. The partnership between developer Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and manufacturer Adaptive Methods was facilitated by The Enterprise Center (TEC). Adaptive Methods and TEC are based in Chattanooga.
“The RDSS is a progressive and unique technological solution for everyday challenges faced around the globe,” said U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp, R-Tenn. “Now families that lost their home in a natural disaster can get shelter and medical treatment even when the roads are flooded. This completely unique and highly mobile structure can be adapted to various emergency response situations.”
Developed at Y-12 at the request of the U.S. Army and modified by Adaptive Methods, Inc. for commercial applications, the RDSS can be deployed around the world for disaster relief and humanitarian assistance. It can be easily reconfigured for a variety of applications including first responder or family shelters, barracks, offices, command/control/communications centers and medical triage.
“Most rigid walled shelters require up to 10 people and 40 minutes to set up, and travel trailers and mobile homes simply are not designed for transport into disaster areas,” said Lee Bzorgi, Y-12’s senior technical advisor and inventor of the RDSS. “The RDSS requires less time and manpower to deploy than any other rigid wall shelter on the market.”
Designed with input from emergency management and first responders, the RDSS unfolds from a 20 ft. standard shipping container into a 400 sq. ft. shelter at the touch of a button. The technology was named one of the “R&D 100 Awards for 2007” by R&D Magazine, which recognizes the 100 most significant proven technological advances of the year.
“The RDSS was designed to military and FEMA shelter specifications,” said J. Keith Buckner, vice president of manufacturing at Adaptive Methods. “We designed it to specifically meet the needs of disaster response teams, with explicit consideration given to ease of use, ease of storage and ease of reuse.”
When it is no longer needed at a location, the RDSS easily returns to its container configuration and is ready for transport back to its depot. Upon arrival at the depot, the RDSS is easily cleaned, sanitized and reequipped for the next use. The RDSS will provide years of service at a significantly lower total cost of ownership than alternative options.
The RDSS units will be produced at Adaptive Methods’ manufacturing facility in Chattanooga. The company expects to employ more than 100 engineers and production personnel over the next four years. Future RDSS configurations planned include decontamination units, shower stations, latrine facilities and claim processing centers for disaster relief.
Waterhouse Public Relations
Albert Waterhouse, 423-309-1250
Nathalie Strickland, 423-619-9900

Teradyne Names Huawei 2008 Strategic Technology Partner

NORTH READING, Mass.-- September 2, 2009, (BUSINESS WIRE)--Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER - News), the industry’s leading manufacturer of Printed Circuit Board (PCB) test and inspection systems, has named Huawei its 2008 “Strategic Technology Partner.” Huawei is a leading provider of next-generation telecommunication solutions for companies around the world. Its key contract manufacturing suppliers have ordered multiple Teradyne TestStation™ LH systems during the first half of 2009 to test Huawei’s latest generation, 3G telecommunication equipment.
Huawei, a long-time customer of Teradyne, has leveraged the capabilities of Teradyne’s TestStation LH in-circuit test systems to test advanced PCB technologies. Huawei values the TestStation’s unique SafeTest™ protection technology which safely tests their low-voltage, state-of-the-art digital devices. The system’s flexible architecture allowed Huawei to customize a boundary scan test solution to meet their specific needs. And the high accuracy instruments and dedicated system controller provide exceptional diagnostic accuracy and test throughput.
“Huawei has been a valuable partner to Teradyne over the last several years,” said David Hyer, general manager, Teradyne Commercial Board Test group. “They have provided input on new features for TestStation development and worked closely with Teradyne’s engineering group in development and verification of new product releases. Without this help, we would not have such a complete solution in test program development and production. Huawei has been especially helpful in improving the ‘user friendliness’ of our products for the Asian market. We’re proud to name Huawei our 2008 Strategic Technology Partner.”
“Huawei is able to ensure that it has a robust supply chain able to fully support its efforts in transforming All-IP networks for the future,” said Richard Zhuang, manager of Huawei's Test & Auto Test Equipment Department.
About Huawei
Huawei is a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications networks, and now serves 36 of the world’s top 50 operators, along with over one billion users worldwide. The company is committed to providing innovative and customized products, services and solutions to create long-term value and growth potential for its customers. For more information, please visit
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Teradyne (NYSE:TER - News) is a leading supplier of Automatic Test Equipment used to test complex electronics used in the consumer electronics, automotive, computing, telecommunications, and aerospace and defense industries. In 2008, Teradyne had sales of $1.1 billion and currently employs about 3,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit Teradyne® is a registered trademark of Teradyne, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All product names are trademarks of Teradyne, Inc. (including its subsidiaries).

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SAIC Awarded Contract to Support Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Company to Provide Operations and Maintenance Support to FEMA's Chief Information Officer and Information Technology Division
SAN DIEGO and MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI - News) today announced it has been awarded a prime contract by the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide operations and maintenance support to FEMA's chief information officer and Information Technology Division (ITD). The multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a one year base period of performance, four one-year options and a $500 million contract ceiling for all awardees. Work will be performed primarily in the National Capital Region.
FEMA works to reduce loss of life and property, and protect the Nation from all hazards, including natural disasters and acts of terrorism. The agency uses a complex suite of information technology (IT) systems and services to meet these demanding mission requirements. FEMA's ITD is responsible for operation and maintenance of these IT systems and services, and must operate at the highest level of performance, and be available and reliable at all times. Under the contract, SAIC will provide services in support of the ITD including systems maintenance and sustainment; network operations and help desk support; and hardware installation. SAIC will also help consolidate FEMA's network services.
"We look forward to providing services that will help enable FEMA to rapidly respond to hazards with a reliable, secure and stable network, "said Doug Wagoner, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager. "Knowing that SAIC's support will be translated directly to fellow Americans in times of disaster makes this work a noble contribution to the National welfare."
About SAIC
SAIC is a FORTUNE 500(® )scientific, engineering and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, and health. The company's approximately 45,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and selected commercial markets. SAIC had annual revenues of $10.1 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2009. For more information, visit
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Aruba's Enterprise Wireless LAN Market Share Soars in New Dell'Oro Report

Revenue, Unit Shipments, and 802.11n Gains Are Significant and Further Tighten Aruba's Grip as Second Overall in Market Share
SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - 09/02/09) - Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARUN - News), a global leader in wireless LANs and secure mobility solutions, today announced that its total enterprise unit shipments grew more than 35% from 1 Q 2009 to 2 Q 2009, according to market research firm Dell'Oro Group's just-released "Second Quarter 2009 Wireless LAN Report." Aruba's revenue market share for dependent enterprise access point and controller sales, both direct and OEM, rose from 12.8% in the first quarter to more than 16% in the second quarter. Over the same period, Aruba's 802.11n revenue market share rose from 17.2% to nearly 21%. These results solidify Aruba's second place market share standing, and further distance it from lower ranked competitors.
"Customers focus on value in a down economy, and Aruba is the value leader in this market," said Keerti Melkote, Aruba's co-founder and CTO. "Our growth comes in part from customers who are tired of overpaying for needless wired infrastructure and are drawn to Aruba's network rightsizing message. Our financial strength and focus on standards and interoperability is also helping us take share from struggling niche players. The net result is that our market share is rising, and we're adding new customers at a record rate -- over 600 for Aruba's last fiscal quarter alone."
The Dell'Oro report notes that the 802.11n enterprise dependent access point market grew roughly 53% from 1 Q 2009 to 2 Q 2009. "The transition from 802.11abg to 802.11n is clearly gaining speed, driven by customers' desire to use wireless wherever possible, Ethernet only where necessary," continued Melkote. "That migration plays to our technical strengths because Aruba's 802.11n solutions deliver wire-like performance and lower life-cycle costs."
Aruba's standards-based, adaptive 802.11n wireless LANs optimize Wi-Fi performance in real-time by virtue of its centralized architecture and Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) technology. ARM uses infrastructure-based controls to manage how Wi-Fi clients interact, ensuring that data, voice, and video applications have sufficient network resources to operate properly. An Aruba technical brief, "802.11n Client Throughput Performance," describing client field test results can be downloaded from Aruba's Web site. A white paper, titled "ARM Yourself to Increase Enterprise WLAN Data Capacity," is available outlining the technical features of ARM.
The new Dell'Oro report, titled "Second Quarter 2009 Wireless LAN Report," is available for purchase from Dell'Oro at
About Aruba Networks
People move. Networks must follow. Aruba securely delivers networks to users, wherever they work or roam, using a combination of award-winning solutions:

-- Adaptive 802.11n Wi-Fi networks optimize themselves to ensure that
users are always within reach of mission-critical information. Rightsizing
expensive wired LANs by replacing them with high-speed 802.11n Wi-Fi
reduces both capital and operating expenses;
-- Identity-based security assigns access policies to users, enforcing
those policies whenever and wherever a network is accessed;
-- Remote networking solutions for branch offices, fixed telecommuters,
and satellite facilities ensures uninterrupted remote access to
-- Multi-vendor network management provides a single point of control
while managing both legacy and new wireless networks from Aruba and its
The cost, convenience, and security benefits of our secure mobility solutions are fundamentally changing how and where we work. Listed on the NASDAQ and Russell 2000� Index, Aruba is based in Sunnyvale, California, and has operations throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific regions. To learn more, visit Aruba at
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MDA wins major surveillance service contract

RICHMOND, BC, Sept. 2 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA - News), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that a confidential customer has awarded a contract to MDA for a long endurance unmanned aerial (UAV) surveillance solution to support its deployed forces. The surveillance solution will be operational in early 2010 for a period of one year, with options for an additional two years.
Building on the previously announced successful Noctua UAV service for the Canadian Forces, under this new contract, MDA will provide a similar complete turnkey operational UAV service. The new service will include full operations, maintenance and logistics to provide real-time, multi-sensor intelligence information directly in the theatre of operation.
David Hargreaves, a vice president within the Information Systems Group, said: 'This contract expands MDA's ability to provide advanced turnkey airborne surveillance services very quickly to customers with urgent deployed and domestic operational requirements.'
About MDA
MDA provides advanced information solutions that capture and process vast amounts of data, produce essential information, and improve the decision making and operational performance of business and government organizations worldwide.
Focused on markets and customers with strong repeat business potential, MDA delivers a broad spectrum of information solutions, ranging from complex operational systems, to tailored information services, to electronic information products.
MDA employs more than 3,200 people in locations across the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. The Company's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TSX:MDA.
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Lockheed Martin Air Traffic Management Automation System for Republic of Kazakhstan Achieves Full Operation

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A SkyLine automated air traffic management (ATM) system supplied by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT - News) has gone into full operation at the Aktobe Area Control Center (ACC) and three remote towers in Kazakhstan.
The system, installed under contract with Kazaeronavigatsia, the air navigation authority for Kazakhstan, is part of a major modernization program using advanced technologies to achieve the highest standards of quality, safety and security in air traffic management for the region. The system achieved site acceptance ahead of schedule earlier this year and completed the transition in late June.
A comprehensive commercial, off-the-shelf automation system, SkyLine ATM includes flight data processing and surveillance data processing capabilities that can function as a tower, terminal area, procedural or flow monitoring system service. It provides a flexible configuration of features and functions to fit user requirements.
At Aktobe, the system provides en route and approach control at the Aktobe ACC, as well as tower control at Aktobe and the airfields at Uralsk, Atyrau, and Aktau. The contract also includes a Lockheed Martin Omnyx air sovereignty system at the Astana area control center that provides air surveillance across the country and is the foundation for an interagency coordination center in that city, which is the Kazakhstan capital.
"We have been pleased to work with Lockheed Martin on this project, which enhances the safety, capacity and reliability of our national airspace," said Sergey Kulnazarov, the director general of Kazaeronavigatsia. "It has significantly advanced our progress toward achieving an integrated, national ATM program."
"Thanks to the efforts of Director General Kulnazarov, Kazaeronavigatsia and the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the international community recognizes the quality and safety of air navigation services provided by Kazaeronavigatsia," said Jeff Oltchick, senior manager international aviation programs with Lockheed Martin. "We are proud to be a part of their vision and to help them advance air traffic management modernization in Central Asia."
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2008 sales of $42.7 billion.
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Rockwell says aerospace aftermarket to improve

*Recovery to start out slow
*Pensions, incentive pay cited as profit headwinds
ATLANTA, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Avionics maker Rockwell Collins Inc (COL.N) is expecting the commercial aerospace aftermarket to start improving over the next year, with a robust recovery possible in 2011, the company's chief executive said on Tuesday.
As aerospace services and maintenance pick up, the second half of the company's next fiscal year that begins in October will likely look stronger than the first half, he added.
"What we in general see as the lay of the land is that business aircraft seem to be stabilizing, but we face two quarters of really, really bad comparables because of the shape of 2008," Rockwell Collins CEO Clay Jones told a Morgan Stanley investor conference.
Jones said Rockwell's current fourth quarter and the coming first quarter were expected to be low points of the improving cycle of the aftermarket, which accounts for 45 percent of the company's total commercial revenue.
Rockwell Collins supplies products for airplanes, including cockpit and cabin electronics. As plane makers have cut output and airlines have pared costs in the recession, Rockwell has seen weaker sales tied to original equipment and services. In July, it posted a 17 percent drop in third-quarter profit.
Jones said he expects airlines to boost flight hours toward the end of the company's next fiscal year, which will in turn spur more spending on maintenance and retrofit programs.
"That should position us very well out into '11 to see a full robust recovery in the aftermarket assuming the economy continues to do well," Jones added.
Still, the company said it expects pension expenses and the restoration of incentive pay programs that were deferred to be profit headwinds beginning with its next fiscal year.
Rockwell Collins shares were down 71 cents, or 1.5 percent, at $45.33 in morning New York Stock Exchange trading. (Reporting by Karen Jacobs)

Raytheon Unveils Several Firsts at Empire Challenge 09

Intelligence demonstration shared vital reconnaissance information among joint and coalition operations
CHINA LAKE, Calif., Sept. 2, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN - News) unveiled several firsts while playing a significant role in Empire Challenge 09.
A recent joint military demonstration, Empire Challenge 09 highlighted how U.S. and coalition forces can better work together to collect, share and analyze intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) information.
Raytheon's technology, including the U.S. Air Force's Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) Block 10.2 and the DCGS Integration Backbone (DIB), was prevalent in several key systems during the demonstration. Raytheon also unveiled a new multi-intelligence tool called MULTI-INT Exploitation Tool, or MIETool.
Raytheon used its rapid High-Speed Guard cross-domain solution to share secure data between enclaves. The service enabled ISR information exchanges between U.S. and coalition partners at sites worldwide via the DIB and Raytheon's Multi-sensor Aerospace-ground Joint ISR Interoperability Coalition system.
For the second year, Raytheon High-Speed Guard transmitted multiple, simultaneous high-definition and standard-definition video feeds while supporting thousands of cross-domain DIB queries and product retrievals. High-Speed Guard moved hundreds of imagery files and a half-million cursor on-target messages every day. The High-Speed Guard supported more than five times as much traffic as previous Empire Challenge events while using the same legacy hardware.
"Bringing the best and most innovative information-sharing technologies to this year's Empire Challenge provided our engineers the opportunity to test best-of-breed technologies in a real-world environment," said William P. Jones, vice president of Raytheon's Defense and Civil Mission Solutions. "We had the opportunity to unveil several new firsts that will provide new capabilities for our warfighters and give them an advantage in current operations."
Raytheon and the Air Force demonstrated a scalable DCGS system with enhanced flexibility for mobile units and small units at the demonstration. They showcased key elements of the DCGS Block 10.2 by delivering imagery exploitation, Web-centric information sharing and situational awareness for command and control ISR within a single integrated solution. Raytheon leveraged the open standards DIB v1.3 by seamlessly integrating the key imagery exploitation, National Imagery Transmission Format (NITF) data and multi-intelligence visualization aspects of DCGS 10.2 provided by the scalable DCGS service.
Raytheon and the Air Force achieved another significant first when fourth-generation fighter "TWENTYGLOW ELINT" data was successfully ingested and cataloged by the scalable DCGS system and displayed in near-real time in unison with other intelligence data using the DCGS Block 10.2 multi-intelligence visualization capability provided from Langley Air Force Base, Va.
Raytheon also unveiled its new MIETool, which successfully produced an exploitation product depicted on Google Earth containing electronic intelligence information overlaid on a Global Hawk NITF image. This application provides analysts with a single integrated application for multisource exploitation and fusion with a detailed DIB query capability, an automated image and video retrieval mechanism and a user-controllable overlay system.
The MIETool allows analysts to spend more time on the exploitation and fusion process and less time on the information infrastructure, allowing them to complete their tasks quicker and with greater accuracy. The MIETool also boasts retrieval and exploitation capabilities, video stream playback with frame capture, and image retrieval and creation of moving target indicators and tracks from motion imagery and full-motion video.
Raytheon IIS is a leading provider of intelligence and information solutions, specializing in ground processing, unmanned ground systems, cybersecurity operations, homeland security and other markets to resolve the most complex problems for our customers worldwide. IIS had 2008 revenues of $3.1 billion and employs more than 9,000 engineering and technical professionals worldwide.
Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 87 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 73,000 people worldwide.

United Tech affirms '09 forecast, sees 2010 growth

* CEO sticks to '09 EPS of $4-$4.20/shr
* Chinese elevator, U.S. home air conditioner markers up
* Not counting on big improvement in revenue

BOSTON, Sept 2 (Reuters) - United Technologies Corp's (UTX.N) chief executive confirmed the diversified U.S. manufacturer's 2009 profit forecast on Tuesday and said he is "highly confident" the company will grow earnings in 2010.
"The external environment remains fairly challenging," with demand for aerospace and construction-related products soft, but some bright spots are starting to break through, CEO Louis Chenevert told an investor conference in New York, which was monitored via the Internet.
The world's largest maker of elevators and air conditioners has seen a rise in Chinese orders for elevators and a slight improvement in the U.S. residential air conditioning business, he said.
Chenevert said the Hartford, Connecticut-based company still looks for 2009 earnings of $4 to $4.20 per share, in line with its July forecast.
He said he expects cost cutting, rather than improving demand, to drive improved 2010 results.
"We're not counting on seeing big turnarounds in revenue," Chenevert said. (Reporting by Scott Malone; Editing by Tim Dobbyn)

US industrial shares up on strong manufacturing data

* ISM tops 50 for first time since recession started
* Inventories remain high, bumpy recovery seen
* Industrial stocks up 2.6 percent

NEW YORK, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Strong economic data on the manufacturing sector helped boost U.S. industrial shares in early trading on Tuesday, amid optimism the sector's earnings bottomed out in the second quarter and are set to improve.
A measure of the manufacturing economy by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) moved above 50 last month for the first time since the recession began, showing manufacturing activity at its strongest level since June 2007.
Manufacturers also offered evidence of sustained recovery in China and signs of stability in Europe, indicating a global upturn from the worst recession since World War Two is taking hold.
A measure of industrial stocks .GSPIC gained 2.6 percent. United Technologies Corp (UTX.N) rose 1.5 percent to $60.28, 3M rose 0.8 percent to $72.65 and Caterpillar (CAT.N) gained 2.4 percent to $46.41. All are part of the Dow Jones industrial average .DJI.
"I feel more positive about our business than I did six months ago," Kirk Hachigian, Chief Executive of electrical products maker Cooper Industries Ltd (CBE.N), told an industrials conference in New York on Tuesday. "The worst is definitely over."
Since hitting its lows in March, the industrial stocks index is up 70 percent, versus a 49-percent advance by the S&P 500 .SPX.
But analysts have said downside risk to earnings remains. For an analysis, click on [ID:nN25199597]
History offers reasons for caution, according to data compiled by Morgan Stanley. The ISM index topped the 50 mark four times between April 1990 and July 1993 before a recovery took hold. Capital spending took three years to rebound after recessions in 1990s and earlier this decade.
Commercial construction indicators are still contracting and capacity utilization rates are still near record lows, and cancellations of large transport and energy projects are rising, according to Morgan Stanley.
Meanwhile, among machinery companies, a ratio of inventories to sales is at record highs, Morgan Stanley analysts said in a research note on Monday.
For example, in the second quarter, Terex Corp (TEX.N) sales dropped 55 percent but inventories only fell 21 percent. Caterpillar posted a 43-percent sales decline while inventories fell 14 percent. Sixteen other machinery companies also have room to cut inventories.
"The recovery is going to be bumpy," said Tim Hanley, Deloitte vice chairman, who heads the U.S. Process & Industrial Products Group. He said industrial executives were optimistic about recovery, but they have not yet seen improved sentiment translate into new orders. (Reporting by Nick Zieminski; Editing by Derek Caney)

Presagis Announces Acquisition of Seaweed Systems

Presagis expands embedded systems offerings to include graphical drivers
MONTREAL-- September 2, 2009, (BUSINESS WIRE)--Presagis™, a leading provider of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) modeling, simulation and embedded display graphics software, today announced that Presagis USA Inc. has acquired long-standing partner Seaweed Systems Inc. Seaweed, based in Burlington, Massachusetts, is a leader in embedded graphics solutions for the military and aerospace market, with noted expertise in the development of safety critical graphic drivers.
As a result of this acquisition, and the companies’ existing development synergies, users will quickly benefit from the ability to develop state-of-the-art embedded graphical applications using a highly integrated solution. Moving forward, the combined solution of both VAPS XT and the SeaWind line of OpenGL graphic drivers will deliver major time and cost savings to avionic developers especially when porting and optimizing for specific hardware platforms.
“This acquisition continues the Presagis vision of delivering an unmatched portfolio of highly integrated COTS products and services to the market. With this in mind, Seaweed is a natural fit with our organization,” said Patrice Commune, President, Presagis. “Together, we offer more than 30 years of safety-critical embedded graphics experience and a shared dedication to customer satisfaction and product excellence. We look forward to welcoming the Seaweed team into the global Presagis family and leveraging our combined strengths for future success.”
As a result of the acquisition, VAPS XT software and Seaweed graphics drivers will now be jointly developed, tested, and optimized to provide the best possible performance across a wide variety of embedded target platforms. End users will also benefit from the fact that their HMI and driver development teams will be highly integrated - maximizing their efficiency and speeding delivery of robust embedded applications to market. This combination of teams helps minimize customers’ certification and system integration risk in comparison to working with two separate suppliers.
“Customers are demanding complete solutions for developing and deploying embedded systems,” said Robert Schulman, President of Seaweed Systems. “Our combined expertise enables us to provide our mutual customers with the most advanced technology on the market today – a combined solution that will drive down the risks and costs associated with the development of reliable, certifiable embedded systems.”
The acquisition of Seaweed provides Presagis with broader reach into the embedded market through delivery of a more complete offering that will include software, drivers, specialized graphic chips, and consulting services. Customers can now look forward to a single vendor solution and support organization for the procurement and delivery of safety and mission-critical embedded graphics systems.
Presagis HMI Solutions
Presagis is an established and trusted provider of HMI solutions for the embedded market. Its industry-leading HMI modeling software, VAPS XT, offers developers a RTCA DO-178B certifiable tool that enables them to efficiently design, prototype and embed applications on a wide variety of embedded targets. Furthering its commitment to delivering safety-critical solutions, the company also co-founded the DO-178 Industry Group, a Web-based portal providing essential resources to support projects requiring RTCA DO-178B certification.
About Presagis
Presagis is a global leader providing commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) modeling, simulation and embedded display solutions to the aerospace and defense markets and is the only developer to deliver a unified COTS software portfolio based on open-standards. Presagis combines cutting-edge technology with innovative services to help customers streamline workflow, reduce project risks, create detailed models and complex simulations, in addition to developing DO-178B certifiable applications. The company services more than 1,000 active customers worldwide, including many of the world's most respected organizations such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Airbus, BAE Systems and CAE. For more information, visit
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Infinera Dives Into Submarine Market With Photonic Integration-Based Systems

Global Crossing Deploys New Solution for Capacity and Speed
SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - 09/02/09) - Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN - News) is launching a new submarine solution to bring the benefits of photonic integration to the world of undersea networks. The new Infinera submarine solution is designed to bring enhanced capacity, new services, and Infinera's rapid speed of deployment to the world of subsea networks. The Infinera submarine solution, which is designed to be deployed at land-based terminals of submarine networks, is already shipping to Infinera customers and is carrying live traffic today for Global Crossing.
Carriers worldwide are seeing increasing bandwidth demand on submarine networks, driven by growing pervasiveness of the Internet and network usage in North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa. Many of those networks are reaching the limits of their current capacity. The Infinera submarine solution offers submarine network operators a highly cost-effective way to protect their investment in their subsea infrastructure while adding new capacity to the network and taking advantage of other features of the Infinera Digital Optical Networks architecture. The Infinera submarine solution enables carriers to deliver additional capacity, typically including a doubling of the number of wavelengths on their subsea networks, while enjoying the speed of deployment, ease of operation, and flexibility of the Infinera platform. With the ability to use one optical platform for their subsea networks and their terrestrial networks, we believe network operators can deploy an end-to-end solution with significant savings in capital and operating cost and simplified operation.
The new Infinera submarine solution is based on several technical breakthroughs. Infinera's large-scale photonic integrated circuits (PICs) have been enhanced with the addition of semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs) to provide trans-oceanic optical reach for the Infinera submarine solution. The enhanced PICs are implemented in the new Infinera Submarine Line Module (SLM), which provides 100 Gigabits/second (Gb/s) of PIC-based DWDM capacity on every line card. With up to 16 SLM modules multiplexed onto a single fiber, the Infinera submarine solution can provide up to 160 wavelengths on existing submarine optical networks. In addition, the Infinera solution incorporates innovative new technology intended to provide significant cost and space savings as compared to traditional DWDM submarine networks.
Pan-American Deployment with Global Crossing
The Infinera submarine solution has already been deployed by global carriers including Global Crossing, for a total of almost 50,000 subsea route-kilometers. Infinera won these large contracts despite intense competition from a number of international vendors of submarine networking systems.
Global Crossing has deployed the Infinera submarine solution on its Mid-Atlantic Crossing (MAC) and its South American Crossing (SAC) networks, for a total of 26,000 route-kilometers. Global Crossing chose Infinera to achieve increased capacity on its submarine routes without the need to deploy a completely new subsea network. Global Crossing will benefit from Infinera's speed of deployment and software automation, which is designed to make provisioning quicker and easier. Augmentations to the Infinera network can be provided in days or weeks instead of as much as six to twelve months on traditional submarine networks. Global Crossing first deployed an Infinera terrestrial network in 2006 and knows how to take full benefit of Infinera's Digital Optical Networks architecture.
"We are pleased with our new Infinera subsea network. It extends the reach of our existing highly reliable terrestrial digital optical architecture over Global Crossing subsea facilities, enabling single key stroke optical network provisioning end to end to on-net cities between continents. The world just got a little smaller," said Jim Watts, VP of Transport Engineering of Global Crossing.
Billion-Dollar Market
The submarine networking market has enjoyed strong growth in recent years, as growing trans-continental Internet traffic has risen sharply, propelled by increasing adoption of Internet-capable mobile phones, high-speed Internet connections to homes and businesses, and growing prosperity in underdeveloped markets, where hundreds of millions of people have begun using Internet technology. According to data from independent analysts Ovum, the submarine networking market reached $858 million in 2008, up 56% from the year earlier. This year, Ovum expects the market to rise 23% to $1.06 billion, followed by a 20% increase in 2010 to $1.27 billion. By contrast, the total optical networking market is expected by Ovum to decline 5.5% this year to $15.4 billion and rise 5% next year.
"Subsea cable operators are struggling to increase capacity to keep up with skyrocketing demand. Installing a new cable plant is both time consuming and expensive, therefore terminal upgrades are becoming very attractive," said Ron Kline Research Director, Optical Networks at Ovum. "Infinera has done a good job adapting its PIC technology for applicability in subsea networks. Operators are looking for more channels and higher rates per channel (40G and ultimately 100G) through terminal only upgrades so they can postpone the time and expense of putting in new subsea systems. Increasing density is important and integrating SLTE and terrestrial systems provide an attractive solution for operators looking to simplify operations and reduce costs."
"The submarine market represents the latest segment to adopt Infinera as its vendor of choice, continuing Infinera's momentum in penetrating new applications within the optical transport market. Infinera's submarine solution, with the Infinera digital architecture based on photonic integration, offers benefits that other competitors, with their me-too approaches, simply cannot deliver," said Infinera CEO Jagdeep Singh. "Submarine network operators are facing the challenge of bandwidth demand expanding much faster than revenue, and the Infinera submarine solution will help them address technical and economic challenges, while getting the most out of their infrastructure."
About Infinera
Infinera provides Digital Optical Networking systems to telecommunications carriers worldwide. Infinera's systems are unique in their use of a breakthrough semiconductor technology: the photonic integrated circuit (PIC). Infinera's systems and PIC technology are designed to provide customers with simpler and more flexible engineering and operations, faster time-to-service, and the ability to rapidly deliver differentiated services without reengineering their optical infrastructure. For more information, please visit
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Raytheon acquisition to bolster defense growth

* Deal seen aiding Raytheon growth opportunities
* Acquisition to aid results in 2010
ATLANTA, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Defense contractor Raytheon Co (RTN.N) said on Tuesday it planned to buy BBN Technologies, which makes a device that alerts troops of incoming sniper fire and provides other mission-critical intelligence products.
The terms were not disclosed. BBN, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, employs 700 workers.
Morgan Joseph analyst Michael French said the purchase would compliment Raytheon business lines such as cyber security and secure communications, areas that are of rising importance as the Defense Department scales back some traditional weapons programs and directs more resources to fighting emerging security threats and bolstering aid for U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan.
BBN's product offerings include Boomerang, a system installed on military vehicles currently used by U.S. forces that detects incoming small arms fire.
"We believe the addition could help increase the company's business in areas with significant growth opportunities," French said in a research note.
Raytheon, maker of the Patriot missile defense system and other military electronics, said the acquisition would close in the fourth quarter. The purchase is expected to add to earnings in 2010.
Raytheon shares were off 53 cents, or 1.1 percent, at $46.65 in afternoon trading on the New York Stock Exchange. (Reporting by Karen Jacobs; editing by Andre Grenon)