Twisted Pair Solutions and IDV Solutions Partner to Create Imaginative New Communications Client for Microsoft Surface™

SEATTLE — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 21, 2009Twisted Pair Solutions a pioneer in unified communications software built to open standards, and IDV Solutions, a leading enterprise mashup and data visualization software company, today announced their partnership in creating an entirely new communications client for the Microsoft Surface™ computer. Built upon Twisted Pair’s WAVE® software technology and exploiting IDV’s extensive knowledge and experience in creating interactive, visual applications utilizing Microsoft SharePoint, the new WAVE for Surface application helps demonstrate the applicability of multiple Microsoft technologies to mission-critical communications.

Microsoft Surface is a revolutionary multi-touch computer that responds to natural hand gestures and real-world objects, helping people interact with digital content in a simple and intuitive way. With a large, horizontal user interface, Surface offers a unique gathering place where multiple users can collaboratively and simultaneously interact with data and each other. Using Twisted Pair’s WAVE .NET Software Developers Kit (SDK), IDV Solutions created an imaginative new WAVE client for the Surface, turning it into a comprehensive communications console that can bridge and patch multiple two-way radio systems such as those operated by Microsoft’s own Global Security Operations Centers (GSOC).

To create a combined application, IDV Solutions paired its innovative Silverlight WAVE interface with Visual Fusion for Surface, a version of its flagship product optimized for the multi-touch computer. With Visual Fusion for Surface, end users interact with visually consolidated data coming from any number of different sources: SharePoint, SQL Server, web feeds and services, and through the Visual Fusion SDK, virtually any other data resource.

Bing Maps serves as the canvas for this integrated content and users are empowered to explore, manipulate, and take action with tools such as spatial query, the ability to draw an area on the map and return relevant content for that ad hoc region. Visual Fusion for Surface provides uniquely powerful situational awareness, dashboard, and interactive map capabilities in a compelling form. All of these capabilities are magnified in this common operational picture with WAVE and Surface since multiple users can accomplish different tasks at the same time on the same interface.

Twisted Pair created WAVE, a voice-over-IP (VoIP) software platform, to bring groups together for critical communications. Used by defense, federal, public safety and commercial customers worldwide, WAVE is best known for its ability to extend and link private two-way radio networks so that users can communicate more effectively. In fact, by enabling interoperable communications among telephony, collaboration and messaging systems, and with group communications systems such as two-way radio, intercom, paging and broadcast systems, WAVE is powering the next generation of communications, collaboration and interoperability solutions.

“Twisted Pair has an ecosystem of partners like IDV Solutions that build WAVE-powered products, services and solutions for a broad set of markets and customers,” said Tom Guthrie, President and CEO of Twisted Pair Solutions. “IDV has built an exceptionally well engineered WAVE client that delivers exciting new capabilities to the Surface device at a time when Microsoft is rapidly extending its presence in the world of mission-critical communications.”

“We are tremendously excited about the WAVE and Surface integration,” explained Mark Morrison, IDV Solutions CEO. “Both of these technologies fit well with Visual Fusion, and bringing our expertise in business user experience allowed us to augment their offerings in ways that greatly benefit the customer. WAVE is a great complement to Visual Fusion on the audio side, accomplishing the unification of diverse audio sources in much the same way that we unite disparate data sources visually.”

Twisted Pair also has announced the launch of WAVE 4.8, the latest version of its innovative and widely deployed Voice-over-IP (VoIP) application. Microsoft will deploy WAVE 4.8 in its Global Security Operations Centers (GSOC) in the United States, Europe and India. The software will help Microsoft’s GSOC build mission-critical redundancy in to its global security operations by enabling communications interoperability between the different two-way radio systems currently in use around the world, as well as provide dispatch console positions for GSOC operators.

About Twisted Pair Solutions

Twisted Pair Solutions' award-winning WAVE software technology enables partners and customers to build and operate secure, highly scalable communications solutions in the world's most demanding environments. Recognizing that the best approach to solving the complexities of communications interoperability is to use standards-based software to unify diverse communications technologies, WAVE is trusted when communications is absolutely indispensable. Twisted Pair Solutions is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, USA with offices in the United Kingdom and Australia.

About IDV Solutions

IDV Solutions is an enterprise software company committed to helping Global 2000 and government organizations make their information more accessible, understandable, and contextual. Their suite of products, Visual Fusion, forms an enterprise mashup platform for creating interactive, visual applications utilizing the power of SharePoint. This software empowers everyone in an organization to create interactive, geospatial mashups from unlimited sources of data. It provides a streamlined platform for building Enterprise 2.0 apps that drive agility, collaboration, and insight.


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