Smartronix Successfully Concludes TCWS 1.0 Contract

Quantico, Virginia – 20 June 2007 – A Smartronix team of talented engineers and management individuals are rapidly approaching a major milestone success story by wrapping up the final critical details of a multi-million dollar contract for the United States Marine Corps (USMC).

The Tactical Collaborative Work Suite (TCWS) is a major system integration and deployment task that the USMC says they "will take to war". By leveraging virtual technologies, Smartronix, in partnership with the Marine Corps Systems Command, created an effective suite of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions that minimize hardware requirements and maximize efficiency, redundancy, storage and ease of management.

TCWS version 1.0 began its design, development and delivery process in early 2006. Since that time each of the three Marine Expeditionary Forces as well as several other Marine Forces has received the systems. Created from an Urgent Needs Statement submitted by the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (IMEF), TCWS incorporates collaboration tools including Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Active Directory, SharePoint Portal Server, SQL Server, Exchange 2003, Outlook Web Access, Internet Information Server, File and Print Services, CITRIX Presentation Server, Symantec Antivirus and Backup Exec, and Altiris Server Management all hosted within a VMware virtualized infrastructure.

When asked about the TCWS system version update, Arthur Bornschein, Program Manager said "We are proud of our ability to meet and exceed the Marine Corps requirements during TCWS 1.0 and deliver a capability never before duplicated in USMC garrison or deployed environments. We have the talent, background experience and scalability to reproduce our current success in future TCWS version updates."