Defense collaboration gets into Groove

The 4-year-old Defense Collaboration Tool Suite, assembled from commercial sources for secure sharing of military video and audio conferences and applications, today got a new addition: Groove Workspace 2.5 from Groove Networks Inc. of Beverly, Mass.

The DCTS 2.0 lineup, now being tested on Microsoft Windows 2000 Server platforms with SQL Server and Internet Information Services, also includes:
  • Microsoft NetMeeting

  • Sun Microsystems SunForum

  • Digital Dash, built on Microsoft Digital Dashboard

  • Envoke from Asynchrony Solutions Inc. of St. Louis for instant messaging

  • RealPlayer client and streaming media server from Real Networks Inc. of Seattle

  • Click to Meet Web conference server from First Virtual Communications Inc. of Redwood City, Calif.

  • The Joint Interoperability Test Command certifies all the components for compatibility, said Groove president Chuck Teubner in a statement.

    Groove Workspace is now undergoing cryptographic certification by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, he said.

    Cheryl Porter Brown, a spokeswoman for the Joint Interoperability Test Command at Indian Head, Md., confirmed Groove's certification.

    (Posted 5:14 p.m. June 24, 2003. Updated 8:25 a.m. June 25)

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