Abamis IT Solutions Named Prime Contractor in $2 Million R&D Simulation Project — Press Release

Abamis IT Solutions Named Prime Contractor in $2 Million R&D Simulation Project

ORLANDO – Abamis IT Solutions has been named prime contractor for a $2 million U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) project to work on standards for simulation data interchange.

Warren Macchi, president of Abamis IT Solutions, said DOD’s Modeling & Simulation Coordination Office is sponsoring the research project awarded through the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD). “Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Northrop Grumman, and five additional subcontractors have already joined in the project. The award is the first for Abamis IT Solutions as prime contractor,” Macchi added.

The project will focus on the Synthetic Environment Data Representation and Interchange Specification (SEDRIS) technology components sponsored by the Modeling & Simulation Coordination Office. SEDRIS provides an infrastructure that enables simulation applications to represent terrain, ocean, weather, and space environmental data in a manner suitable for interchange between disparate systems.

“Our work will focus specifically on advancing the technology for interchange, communication and interoperability of environmental data used in simulation systems within the Department of Defense and commercial training systems,” Macchi said. “Huge, highly complex data sets present a range of management challenges. As a result, developers have generated many different modeling and simulation data formats. When very complex data is shared and reused by multiple parties, inefficiencies and incompatibilities will inevitably result. For a large organization with significant interests in modeling and simulation technology, solving those problems can substantially reduce costs, increase the reusability of data assets, and improve performance during the data exchanges,” Macchi explained.

Abamis IT Solutions, an information technology corporation, is a client-member of the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program and based in the Central Florida Research Park in east Orlando.

About Abamis IT Solutions:

Abamis IT Solutions is a provider of technology and software development services to the gaming, entertainment, modeling and simulation, and geographic information systems communities. Target platforms include mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, and Android OS, and embedded systems such as those used for kiosks and environmental data logging and analysis.

About NAWCTSD:

The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) is the Navy’s source for a full range of innovative products and services that provide complete training solutions. This includes requirements analysis, design, development and full life cycle support. Of significance is NAWCTSD’s ability to provide continuous learning for a wide variety of applications. NAWCTSD integrates the science of learning with performance-based training and measurement of training effectiveness focused on improving sailors and Marines. Work is accomplished by leveraging with industry, academia, and other partners. Focus is placed on finding effective, affordable technologies and techniques that better prepare warfighters for the ever-changing challenges that face them today and in the future.

About the UCF Business Incubation Program:

Since its founding in 1999, the UCF Business Incubation Program has helped more than 140 emerging companies (including 90 current clients) create over $800 million in annual revenue and more than 1600 new jobs with an average salary of $59,000. With eight facilities across the Greater Orlando community, the Incubation Program is a collaboration in economic development between the University of Central Florida, Orange County, The City of Orlando, Seminole County, the City of Winter Springs, The City of Sanford, Lake County, The City of Leesburg, Osceola County, The City of Kissimmee, City of St. Cloud and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council. For more information, please visit www.incubator.ucf.edu.

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