Kinesix Software selected by Bigelow Aerospace for launch of first

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March 6, 2006 (HOUSTON, TX.) – Houston-based Kinesix Software, an HTC member, has sold multiple licenses of its KX EDGE Development Suite to Bigelow Aerospace – the much-watched Nevada company that is developing “inflatable” space stations for commercial use.

 

Bigelow Aerospace will utilize the Kinesix software to create highly complex dynamic graphical displays for its mission control center in Las Vegas, where the company will oversee the test, launch and deployment of its first Earth-orbiting module later this year.

The module will be rocketed into space in a compacted form, and once in orbit, will deploy itself using inflatable technology – offering several hundred cubic meters of interior human habitat. If successful in its test launch, Bigelow expects to put more modules in space for commercial habitation.

“Bigelow’s program to put expandable habitats in space is one of the industry’s most ambitious and highly watched private-space endeavors,” said Kinesix CEO Russ Jamerson. “Mission command tasks for such a groundbreaking project are certain to be highly complex, with extremely demanding graphical needs – and that’s where Kinesix comes in.”

Kinesix’s KX EDGE Development Suite allows users like Bigelow Aerospace to display real-time data across hundreds or even thousands of workstations, using the most powerful and sophisticated graphics on the market. The product, which is built on the Microsoft .NET framework, will be formally launched in April – making Bigelow its first end user.

The KX EDGE Development Suite is an outgrowth of Kinesix’s highly successful Sammi product, which has been used by nine out of the world’s ten largest aerospace companies for their complex graphics needs.

NASA, for example, uses Kinesix’s software as an integral component of the graphical displays at the Johnson Space Center Mission Control where NASA oversees all Space Shuttle flights. NASA and its Space Station partners also use Kinesix’s software at its Integrated Training Facility in Houston – where they train a range of flight controllers and astronauts, including those from the Russian, Japanese, European and Canadian space agencies.

 

In addition, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has standardized on Kinesix’s software for its satellite command and control missions – including its Solar Dynamics Observatory program, which will use a satellite to observe the Sun’s magnetic field

 

 

About Kinesix Software

Kinesix Software is the developer of Sammi, an enterprise and control-room graphics tool used by more than 20,000 mission-command and process-control workers. The Sammi product, which was first launched in 1990, allows users to build custom graphical displays that animate and manage massive volumes of streaming data across dozens – or even hundreds – of workstations. With Sammi, users see full-color dashboards, instead of rudimentary numeric readings or basic, conventional GUIs. While Sammi is often categorized as a graphics product, its real value lies in its proven ability to display live data across a network of command and control systems. Sammi is currently available for Unix, Microsoft NT/2000/XP and Linux platforms. Kinesix offers Sammi for a variety of platforms, including Unix, Microsoft NT/2000/XP and Linux. In addition, Kinesix is currently developing KX EDGE, its next-generation human-machine interface product, based on Microsoft’s .Net platform. Kinesix is based in Houston, Tx. To learn more visit www.kinesix.com.

 

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