United States Navy Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) Has Awarded a Contract Renewal for Ironhawk’s SmartSync® Data Synchronization and Replication Software Licenses for Full Deployment to the LCS Fleet

Los Angeles, CA. – August 15st, 2019 –  Ironhawk Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract for the purchase of additional  SmartSync® Data Replication and Compression Software licenses for full deployment onto the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ships.

After successful thorough testing the product during the U.S. Navy’s Trident Warrior Exercises in 2016, where Ironhawk’s SmartSync® software was demonstrated on a live shipboard environment to reduce the data flow by over 93%, NSWC PHD awarded a contract to Ironhawk on February 15, 2017 to procure SmartSync® software licenses and an additional contract on March 9, 2017 for engineering services to provide ADSSS data replication and compression for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program.  The rollout of ADSSS, aided by SmartSync®, provides Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) technology for the Combat System on LCS. David Gomes, CEO of Ironhawk observed, “From our first contract with the United States Navy in 2003 we recognized that no single data compression technique would be sufficient for any enterprise.  You simply cannot distribute message data, CBM data, video streams or files, images, software patches/updates, or web-based cloud data in the same manner. Ironhawk’s approach has always been to provide a single small footprint software platform that can be easily and transparently inserted into existing enterprise workflows and can be deployed on all major operating systems and mobile devices.”  SmartSync® readily supports most data types, and allows for “future proofing” in that future data formats are easily and transparently accommodated by updates to its extensible library of compression algorithms.  This feature, combined with byte-level resumption of interrupted transfers, make SmartSync® the only software product of its kind on the market today.

About Ironhawk Technologies                                                                                                           

Ironhawk Technologies is a group of seasoned technologists focused exclusively on perfecting the SmartSync® platform, a bandwidth efficient data distribution technology on which not only network resilient enterprise systems can be built, but which can also be transparently injected into legacy enterprise systems and workflows to boost their performance and resilience over increasingly stressed networks, such as SATCOM and Cellular.  Ironhawk has continuously improved SmartSync® with over more than a decade of research and development, utilization of evolving technologies, and study of customer use cases under contracts with the United States Army and the United States Navy.  Resulting published metrics from the use of SmartSync® have been leveraged to expand into commercial applications such as point of sale retail (PoS), Medical Imagery, and Oil and Gas, all of which have large unsolved data distribution and replication requirements. 

Independent studies performed by the government and other third-party analysts have substantiated that Ironhawk SmartSync® data distribution technology is unique in its ability to efficiently replicate data of all types over disadvantaged networks.  Ironhawk wishes to take advantage of this unique quality and drive market recognition for this unique product genre which is often incorrectly qualified as ‘compression (zip),’ ‘bandwidth optimization (Riverbed), or ‘native database replication (Sybase, Oracle, SQL, etc.)’.  Ironhawk SmartSync® is software only technology that is intelligently designed to serve as a foundation for network resilient and bandwidth efficient enterprise workflows, can be deployed on all contemporary consumer and enterprise platforms, is FIPS 140-2 compliant, guarantees error-free replication, can transparently integrate into existing HTTPS and other legacy workflows, employs extensible library of compression algorithms and processes to best handle all variety of enterprise data types, and efficiently uses multiple transport protocols to support diverse network types and topologies.


David A. Gomes, President and CEO

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