Concurrent Real-Time Division's VP Engineering to Speak About COTS Hardware Solutions and Enhanced Linux OS

10/4/2002 - Concurrent Computer, Real-time Division, announced that its vice president of Engineering, Edward J. Marchant, will be a featured speaker at the upcoming 2nd Annual Air C4I conference, being held, October 7 -8, 2002 at The Hatton, London, UK.

The two-day intensive conference will help delegates gain an understanding of the global concept of C4I (Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence), develop specific knowledge of the latest technology, and maximize the awareness of developments in the US and other key countries. Other key presenters will include military officials who are involved in pushing the concept of C4I forward in the 21st Century.

Marchant's presentation, "Modern Technology in Real-time Applications," will focus on how recent developments in commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware solutions and the availability of a real-time enhanced Linux® Operating System can play a role in the what has been described as the three most obstinate areas of military staffs: command of assets, control of battlefield communications, and collation and dissemination of intelligence. These functions will be integrated by computers, and the use of information technology will ensure that information dominance, and thus battlefield superiority, will prevail to those with the most advanced systems.

Concurrent has been supplying real-time computer technology for over 36 years and has multiple deployments in applications that demand the guaranteed response times available from Concurrent hardware and software solutions. Specific C4I applications, in which Concurrent has been involved, include the Boeing AST (Airborne Surveillance Testbed) flying aboard a modified 767-200 aircraft and the RC-135 Rivet Joint, a long-range, high-altitude, real-time reconnaissance aircraft providing electronic warfare support.

Mr. Marchant has more than 25 years of diverse software development, customer support, product, and engineering management experience in the computer industry. Prior to his employment by Concurrent, he served in various engineering management roles with Harris Computer Systems Corporation, which was acquired by Concurrent in June 1996.

Mr. Marchant began his career with Varian Data Machines in 1976, as a software engineer before moving on to a custom support role in the UK, with Harris Corporation's International Division, eventually being promoted to European support manager.

In 1981, Mr. Marchant was transferred to the United States to head a worldwide support function for all of the international operations that were marketing the products of the Harris Computer Systems Division, where he was located. Since that time, Mr. Marchant has held many engineering management positions in varied groups including operating systems, language compilers, and real-time tools, before being promoted to director of all the software engineering groups in 1998. Mr. Marchant was appointed as vice president of Engineering, for the Real-time Division of Concurrent Computer Corporation in September, 2000.

A citizen of the United Kingdom, permanently residing in the USA, Mr. Marchant received his bachelor's degree in Applied Computing from the Polytechnic of Central London in 1974.

About Concurrent
Celebrating over 36 successful years in business, Concurrent Computer Corporation, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is the premier provider of high-performance, real-time computer systems, solutions, and software for commercial and government markets. The company's Real-time Division focuses on strategic market areas that include hardware-in-the-loop and man-in-the-loop simulation, data acquisition, industrial systems, and software. Concurrent Computer Corporation's XSTREME Division is a leading supplier in the emerging digital video server marketplace. This market includes the broadband/cable, corporate training, education, hospitality, and video to the home. Concurrent provides sales and support from offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Concurrent Computer Corporation and its logo are registered and unregistered trademarks of Concurrent Computer Corporation. The registered trademark Linux® is used pursuant to a sublicense from the Linux Mark Institute, the exclusive licensee of Linus Torvalds, owner of the mark on a world-wide basis.

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