INTEGRATOR INSIDER LMFS Lands Deal:
Lockheed Martin Federal Systems, Gaithersburg, Md., a business unit shared by Lockheed Martin Corp., Bethesda, Md., and Electronic Data Systems Corp., Plano, Texas, won a contract from the Commerce Department's Census Bureau to support the Year 2000 Decennial Census. The Data Capture System deal is initially worth about $49 million.
Under the six-year contract, Lockheed Martin and EDS, along with other team members CACI and Orbital Sciences Corp., will design, integrate, install and support a document imaging system that will digitally capture information from census forms. The system is aimed at reducing the cost of data collection and improving the accuracy of the data-capture process.
HP Brings ATM Network to Japan: Hewlett-Packard Co., Palo Alto, Calif., signed an agreement with Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp., Japan, to bring the first commercial, high-speed, asynchronous transfer mode network to Japan.
The nationwide ATM network will help enable NTT to deliver services such as video on demand, real-time videoconferencing and high-speed Internet access. The network is expected to be available to customers in mid-1997. The network will use the HP Broadband Service Analyzer.
BTG, IBM Head Off Year 2000 Blips: BTG, Vienna, Va., will partner with IBM Corp., Armonk, N.Y., to help customers from commercial and government organizations address the year 2000 problem. BTG will join IBM's Transformation 2000, a program to devise solutions to problems created by computer date conversion in the year 2000. In addition to providing solutions, Transformation 2000 will offer use of "conversion factories" where clients will be able to have entire systems modified without disrupting their current operations.
Micro-Integration Sells Division: Micro-Integration Corp., Frostburg, Md., signed a letter of intent to sell its European operation, Micro-Integration Corp. PLC, England.
The majority of the company will be purchased by its former managing director, Gabor Weiner. Micro-Integration will retain 20 percent interest in MI PLC, and John Parsons, MI's CEO and CFO will remain as director. The U.S. company expects to recognize a loss of approximately $100,000 on the transaction, according to company officials.