Starthis Receives $2M Grant For Manufacturing Automation Software
Rosemont, IL September 16, 2003 --Starthis has been awarded a $2M grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Advanced Technology Program (ATP) to develop software infrastructure that engineers in manufacturing companies can use to design and deploy flexible control systems. By creating control systems that respond to changing production requirements, manufacturers can improve productivity and respond rapidly to new market opportunities.The ATP grant will enable the company to broaden the range of automation systems supported by its current enterprise to plant floor data connectivity suite and extend its use into the field of flexible manufacturing control. According to David Naylor, the CEO and cofounder of Starthis, We are greatly encouraged NIST has recognized that the innovative software technology created by our team of outstanding developers can have widespread impact on manufacturing efficiency. This grant will enable us to work with manufacturers across a broader range of industries and help them better monitor and manage their critical production operations.Starthis is a pioneer in industrial automation software for linking manufacturing enterprise software systems with the wide variety of programmable logic controllers and industrial automation networks used for machine control. Starthis is the only provider of software which allows enterprise applications running on a Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) Application Server to communicate directly with industrial machines and controllers. The software enables improved information flow and better factory process coordination. When implemented, the product makes US manufacturers more efficient, nimble and competitive. Further information about Starthis is available at www.starthis.com.The ATP provides cost-shared funding to industry-led teams which can include non-profits and universities to help advance particularly challenging, high-risk R&D projects that have the potential to spark important, broad-based economic or social benefits for the United States. The program supports projects that industry cannot fully fund on its own because of significant technical risks.ATP awards are made on the basis of rigorous, competitive peer review of the scientific and technical merit of each proposal. The program accelerates enabling technology research, but does not support product development work. Further information about ATP is available at www.atp.nist.gov .Contact:Stuart Ariewitzs.email@example.com ext 4
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