Kinesix''s Graphical-Interface Software Helps NASA Study the Sun

Kinesix’s Graphical-Interface Software Helps NASA Study the Sun

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 19, 2005 (Houston, TX.)- Kinesix Software, an HTC Client Company, has expanded its licensing agreement with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, extending the use of its Sammi® Graphical-interface software within the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) mission.


The SDO mission, set to launch in April 2008, will use a satellite to observe the Sun’s magnetic field.  The ultimate goal is to understand how the Sun’s magnetism affects life on Earth, as well as human technological systems.  The mission will study how this magnetic field is generated and structured.  NASA Goddard Space Flight Center will also explore how the Sun’s stored magnetic energy is converted and released into space in the form of solar wind, energetic particles, and variations in solar irradiance. 

“The SDO mission requires a graphical-interface platform that can manage enormous volumes of data,” said Kinesix CEO Russ Jamerson.  “The SDO satellite will occupy a special orbit and will make nearly continuous observations of the sun – generating a scientific data rate of more than 100 megabits per second.  Real-time, accurate monitoring will be essential.  Sammi is perfect for this mission because of its ability to process and control real-time data in graphical displays.”

In addition to the SDO mission, Sammi has been used in the satellite command-and-control systems of more than a half-dozen large aerospace companies. According to Jamerson, these companies selected Sammi based on its ability to display real-time data feeds in a graphical format, while also distributing information easily across a network.

Other Sammi users in the aerospace industry include Mission Control Central at NASA’s Johnson Space Center , the U.S. Air Force’s SBIRS project, and the ASIST and FUSE satellite projects for NASA – as well as The Aerospace Corporation, United Space Alliance, the Canadian Space Agency and the Japanese Space Agency.

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 its next-generation human-machine interface, based on Microsoft’s .Net platform. A Microsoft .NET version of the product will debut in early 2006. Kinesix is based in Houston, Tx . To learn more visit

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Contact: Jon Rucket 
Pierpont Communications 
713-627-2223, ext. 122   

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Author: Jon Rucket Rucket
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