Thursday, June 28, 2012

iLink Systems - Microsoft Public Sector Award Winner 2012 for Situational Awareness solutions

iLink Systems - Microsoft Public Sector Award Winner 2012 for Situational Awareness solutions

We have done it again this year! From nearly 3,000 partner entries submitted this year for the 2012 Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) Awards Program,  iLink was selected by Microsoft as the Public Sector, Public Safety & National Security Partner of the Year. This achievement represents our commitment to   delivering cutting edge products and services, built on Microsoft technologies that positively impact our customers’ business. We are excited about our accomplishment, and the opportunity it creates for us to continue to deliver innovative solutions with the best customer satisfaction scores.

The solution that enabled us to win this award this year is the Situational Awareness Framework we built for the World Food Program, part of the United Nations. This Situational Awareness solutions helps UN officers to track their crew, convoys and warehouses across the world and reports on the status of each one of these resources. The officers can view such information on a GIS interface on top of Microsoft Surface from a command and control room. This enables the field crew to deliver the essentials to people who are suffering due to natural calamities and in war. Through this, command and control officers can help the field crew by warning them of unsafe zones and directing them to safety. Our solution is currently deployed in Pakistan and the UN is planning to roll this out to other parts of the world as well. We have also built a prototype on Windows 8 that will be used by the field crew to communicate back to the command center with pictures and videos from the field.

The Situational awareness solutions has also been selected as a showcase for the most important Microsoft keynote by Kevin Turner, COO of Microsoft at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto in July this year. The solution will get a prime mention in front of an audience of 15000 at the WPC venue and several more thousands watching live across the world!

I am proud to be part of the team!!Thank you for all your help and support!