Blue Ridge Technologies Corporation


 

Clients

Blue Ridge Technologies Corporation's (BRTech) clients include (each section has a description of client's business problem(s) and how we helped solve them):

 

 

 

 

 

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Raytheon Systems Corporation

 

 

 

 

 

Alcatel Data Networks

 

 

 

 

 

Northrop Grumman

 

 

 

 

 

Timings.com

 

 

 

 

 

Comsat Laboratories

 

 

 

 

 


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Business System Modernization(also known as IRS Prime) is an ongoing multibillion dollar project to modernize current IRS process and its computer systems.The current IRS network is composed of 40 mainframe computers, 871 midrange computers, more than 100,000 individual computers, 2,779 vendor supplied software products, and more than 50 million lines of IRS maintained computer code. New projects and systems will modernize IRS business processes and technologies by replacing over 200 disconnected systems with a fully integrated "system of systems." The Customer Account Data Engine(CADE) will be one of the first component systems to be built. This engine will replace the tape-based master file with shared, modern databases. In an effort to parallel the level of customer service that rival the private sector and encourage e-filing, e-services project is initiated. The e-services will provide several taxpayer services electronically so the tax preparers can resolve the tax payer issues, submit power of attornies, order transcript delivery. Turnaround time for many of these tasks was several days which will be cut to immediate response to one day as e-Services goes online. e-services accesses data from current master files as CADE is being built.

BRTech is designing the Transitional Transaction Bridge software between new modernized web based systems and current master files. This software is used by transcript delivery system and disclosure authorization system. It involves data retrieval from current master files and other non modernized databases, conversion to XML and performing necessary XSLT processing.

 

 

 

 

 

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Raytheon Systems Corporation


 

 

 

 

 

As the centerpiece of NASA's Mission To Planet Earth (MTPE), the Earth Observing System (EOS) heralds an unprecedented era of multi-disciplinary research to study the processes leading to global change. A constellation of remote-sensing satellites scans the Earth for several years sending back hundreds of gigabytes of valuable data every day. Heavy processing and data product generation requires archives to store terabytes of data daily; over the lifetime of EOS, the archives will store petabytes (1 petabyte= 1,000 terabytes) of data. The EOS Data Information System (EOSDIS) provides the computing and network facilities to support the EOS research activities, including processing, distributing, and archiving EOS data; exchanging research results among scientists; and commanding and controlling the spacecraft instrumentation. EOSDIS's infrastructure, the EOSDIS Core System (ECS), provides scientists the computing architecture needed to accomplish these goals. ECS has been designed to enable evolution to support a broad range of data partners. ECS provides scientists and other users a broad range of desk top services from 9 science data centers - known as the Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs).

BRTech had the opportunity to provide technical leadership for the Data Management subsystem of ECS which serves as a middleware layer of ECS to route the data requests to the correct DAAC using an ECS data dictionary and directory of ECS data holdings and also perform multi DAAC search if data is held by multiple DAACs. Also, BRTech personnel designed and developed:

  • Database replication prototype for Earth Science Data Dictionary in 3 different sites where all sites can act as primary.
  • On-demand data product request Manager client to submit requests and schedule the productions.
  • Attribute Value Manager client to select attribute categories, attributes, and their valid values.
  • Price estimate functionality for Landsat 7 data product requests.
  • Subsystem design documents, database schema specifications. Also, supported configuration management and system integration technical support for above components.
  • DBMS performance benchmarks for ECS data model for Sybase, Oracle, Illustra, UniSQL, and ObjectStore. Performed trade studies on OODBMS/ORDBMS for use by ECS dataserver.

 

 

 

 

 

Utilized Capabilities: Business Impact Analysis, Business Process Reengineering, Change Management, Configuration Management, COTS Solutions, Current Systems Assessment, Custom Software Development, Data Warehousing Strategies, Disaster Recovery Planning, E-Business Solutions, Enterprise Architecture, Integration, IT Infrastructure Analysis, Project Management, System Recovery Planning

 

 

 

 

 

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Alcatel Data Networks


 

 

 

 

 

Alcatel's 1100 Network Management System is a suite of software products that monitor and manage Alcatel 1100 High Speed Switches (HSS) in broad band networks.

BRTech was assigned to the design, development and testing of configuration management software in support of HSS, which is a data switch that supports both Frame Relay and Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) protocols. This software helps configure HSS switch parameters.

 

 

 

 

 

Utilized Capabilities: COTS Solutions, Configuration Management, Current Systems Assessment, Custom Software Development, Integration, Project Management, System Recovery Planning

 

 

 

 

 

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Northrop Grumman


 

 

 

 

 

As a part of Battle Staff Management software for UAE Air Defense System project, BRTech designed and developed system fail-over to secondary machine for a non-real time data store. It involved Sybase database replication server. Performed unit, and system integration testing. Also, responsible for DBA tasks including Sybase installation, configuration, and administration for entire project.

 

 

 

 

 

Utilized Capabilities: Business Impact Analysis, Configuration Management, COTS Solutions, Current Systems Assessment, Custom Software Development, Data Warehousing Strategies, Disaster Recovery Planning, Integration, IT Infrastructure Analysis, Project Management, System Recovery Planning

 

 

 

 

 

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Timings.com


 

 

 

 

 

BRTech built an integrated Address Book, Calendar and Alert notification system for web and WAP enabled devices. These services are delivered with the partner's logo and brand name, strengthening the relationship they have with their customers. BRTech supports SMS, WAP, Yahoo Instant Messenger, Microsoft Instant Messenger, and variety of other protocols enabling users to access the same information from PCs, Cell phones, pagers, or instant messengers.

 

 

 

 

 

Utilized Capabilities: Configuration Management, Custom Software Development, Data Warehousing Strategies, E-Business Solutions, Integration, IT Infrastructure Analysis

 

 

 

 

 

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Comsat Laboratories


 

 

 

 

 

Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite Services (AMSS) provides global satellite communications to and from aircraft. The Inmarsat AMSS global coverage is presently divided into four Ocean Regions (ORs), with each OR serviced by an Inmarsat satellite. Within each OR, an aircraft (AES) communicates via the satellite with one of the Ground Earth Stations (GES), which connects into public or private terrestrial networks.

BRTech was assigned to design and develop System Management, and Contingency Management portions of AMSS so that these management functions could be centralized. With this in place, AMSS can: efficiently use satellite resources; service high priority safety calls in all circumstances; automatically locate AES so that it can route terrestrial callers; efficiently use GES equipment and space as the number of GESs within an OR increase.

 

 

 

 

 

Utilized Capabilities: COTS Solutions, Custom Software Development, Project Management

 

 

 

 

 

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