PLEXOS International hosted two demonstrations of Genesis middleware and Data Layer Plugin (DLP) technologies at the United States Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory. In attendance were representatives of the US Navy, US Marine Corps, the Federal Bureau of Investigations and other agencies. The presentation focused on the Genesis middleware and its use in Network Centric Warfare with additional sessions for the DLP.
Genesis is a software architecture that integrates numerous communication devices and information sources into a coherent infrastructure. Specifically, all radios, telephones, cell phones, PDAs, computers, servers, data storage devices, databases, security devices, surveillance cameras, detectors (chemical, radiation, etc.), sensors (motion, heat, etc.), and numerous other components can be interconnected through a redundant, secure, real-time, packet switched network. The Genesis software automates all of the complex management, policy, security, distribution, translation, and visualization processes. Just like an operating system manages a computer, Genesis manages all of the resources required to deliver a comprehensive interoperable data and communications solution.
The various Federal, State and Local agencies responsible for Homeland Security have independently made significant financial and labor investments in different computing platforms, operating systems, software applications (database, GIS, etc.), phone systems, radio systems, surveillance systems, and innumerable other communication and information technology products. Genesis preserves this past investment, makes this diverse array of proprietary and dissimilar products interoperable, and establishes a redundant secure communication and information-sharing infrastructure that facilitates real-time command and control – particularly during a crisis.