BURLINGTON, Massachusetts, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Attunity Ltd. (NASDAQ CM: ATTU), a leading provider of information availability software solutions, announced today that Kongsberg Maritime, the leading provider of technology solutions for the global maritime market, has signed an OEM agreement to embed Attunity replication technology as part of the new Kongsberg Information Management System (K-IMS) business intelligence and operational support solution. As a critical part of the K-IMS solution, the Attunity technology enables real-time information availability between Microsoft SQL Server for Embedded Systems on the offshore and onshore systems. KONGSBERG is marketing the combined solution to the large maritime market targeting more than 10,000 vessels.
K-IMS is a solution designed to maximize performance, serving the oil and gas, offshore and maritime markets. It enables situational awareness by collecting data from systems and sensors onboard, combining them with operational knowledge, and providing them in the right format to fleet management offices and/or suppliers' support systems. Windows Server for Embedded Systems provides the platform while Attunity data replication software enables the real-time and efficient flow of data over wide area network (WAN) and satellite connections between offshore and onshore K-IMS systems, with high performance and low cost of ownership.
"K-IMS is a global platform designed to provide the full picture of an ongoing, seafaring operation in real time, which is essential for safety, troubleshooting and decision making," said Jon Fredrik Lehn-Pedersen, Vice President Drilling and Advanced Vessels at Kongsberg Maritime. "Having the right technology and the right partners were vital elements for us in building such a complex and mission-critical solution. Attunity's Microsoft-based solution delivered the high performance, reliability and cost efficiency we needed to make K-IMS a success.""KONGSBERG needed a technology platform to support its mission-critical and cost-of-ownership requirements," said Partha Srinivasan, Product Manager for Windows Embedded at Microsoft. Attunity complements the Microsoft platform, resulting in a complete, optimized and innovative solution. Our work with Attunity provided KONGSBERG with reliable and real-time business value, and we look forward to future customer opportunities to drive intelligent systems in support of industry efficiencies. "This OEM agreement is a result of our work with Microsoft and the high-performance technology we created for real-time data replication," stated Shimon Alon, Chairman and CEO of Attunity. "We are proud to be part of such a large-scale solution for the global maritime industry and expect this agreement to generate material revenue for us over the next few years as the solution is deployed across the globe. This agreement strengthens Attunity's position as a trusted leader in data replication and is an example of how we envision expanding our portfolio leveraging Microsoft technologies." About Attunity Attunity is a leading provider of information availability software solutions that enable access, sharing and distribution of data, including Big Data, across heterogeneous enterprise platforms, organizations, and the cloud. Our software solutions include data replication, change data capture (CDC), data connectivity, enterprise file replication (EFR), managed-file-transfer (MFT), and cloud data delivery. Using Attunity's software solutions, our customers enjoy significant business benefits by enabling real-time access and availability of data and files where and when needed, across the maze of heterogeneous systems making up today's IT environment. Attunity has supplied innovative software solutions to its enterprise-class customers for nearly 20 years and has successful deployments at thousands of organizations worldwide. Attunity provides software directly and indirectly through a number of partners such as Microsoft, Oracle, IBM and HP. Headquartered in Boston, Attunity serves its customers via offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific and through a network of local partners. For more information, visit http://www.attunity.com or our In Tune blog and join our community on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. IMPORTANT NOTE: The announcement of any particular selection or implementation of Attunity products is not necessarily indicative of the timing of recognition of revenue therefrom or the level of revenue for any particular period. References to customer successes are based upon a single user experience and such customer ' s testimonial. Safe Harbor Statement This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other Federal Securities laws. 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