VIASPACE Press Release
New VIASPACE Software License from Caltech Enhances Functionality of SHINE Sensor Fusion Technology
PASADENA, California, April 3, 2007 - VIASPACE Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VSPC - News), a company commercializing proven technologies from NASA and the US Department of Defense into hardware and software solutions, announced that it has executed a worldwide license agreement with the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) for new software capabilities that significantly enhance the functionality of its SHINE inference engine technology originally developed by the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The newly licensed Knowledge Base Editor will enable VIASPACE to accelerate the development of SHINE-based applications tailored to meet the requirements of customers in the commercial, defense and homeland security sectors.
VIASPACE has an exclusive worldwide license from Caltech to commercialize SHINE technology for most major applications including maritime security, diagnostics/prognostics, sensor fusion and homeland defense. SHINE is a real-time inference engine and software platform originally developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory for space flight operations. Wholly owned subsidiary VIASPACE Security Inc. is leveraging the technology along with its own development efforts to deliver high performance, real-time inference and sensor data fusion-based technologies, products and services.
The Knowledge Base Editor (KBE) is a software front end development tool that significantly enhances the functionality, flexibility and ease of use of the SHINE system. KBE is a Windows-based application that provides users with a high level graphical user interface to create, edit, and debug expert system rule sets or knowledge bases. Based on industry standards such as XML, KBE extends familiar graphical based software development programming environments and methods to knowledge engineering tasks and aids the integration of expert system functionality with traditional programming methods. It also makes the SHINE system easier to demonstrate with practical examples to potential customers.
AJ Abdallat, President of VIASPACE Security, commented: "Adding innovative new capabilities to our core SHINE sensor fusion technology to address new markets and opportunities is a key component of VIASPACE Security's business strategy. The ability to provide a more intuitive, Windows-based software development environment for our real-time inference and sensor data fusion solutions adds significant value that we believe customers will recognize."
About VIASPACE: Originally founded in 1998 with the objective of transforming proven space and defense technologies from NASA and the Department of Defense into hardware and software solutions that solve today's complex problems, VIASPACE benefits from important patent and software licenses from Caltech, which manages NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. For more information, please visit our website at www.VIASPACE.com
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Dr. Carl Kukkonen, CEO
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