Autonomy Further Strengthens OEM Relationship with Unisys in the Key Police Sector
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Press release date: September 27, 2006
Autonomy's IDOL Powering U.K.'s Key National Crime Investigation System HOLMES 2
CAMBRIDGE, England, September 27// -- Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today announced that OEM partner Unisys is releasing version 11 of HOLMES 2 (Home Office Large Major Enquiry System), the U.K.'s primary major investigation system, featuring the core Autonomy IDOL data aggregation and analysis technology, to assist UK police forces investigating major crime. Unisys is also leveraging Autonomy technology to provide UK police forces with the ability to synchronize HOLMES 2 investigations with other critical intelligence and background information sources held in other stovepipe command applications, effectively breaking down the barriers between information silos.
Unisys has extended its relationship with Autonomy to offer a state of the art data warehouse and intelligence analysis system under the Active Intelligence Program. Based on Autonomy's IDOL and Aungate technology, this system can mobilize and analyze all underlying intelligence, synchronize it with other mission critical systems and enable access at the point of operational need in real-time.
Police forces that have already implemented these capabilities include South Yorkshire, Humberside, Staffordshire and Cheshire.
"In a complex investigation, officers often don't know what to search for, let alone the exact keywords that will lead them to useful information. Since this technology can point out potential avenues of investigation it will prove invaluable for officers as they face ever more complex cases and more experienced criminals," commented David Rock-Evans, Head of Information Systems, South Yorkshire Police.
Autonomy's patented conceptual technology provides police forces with far more than a mere search tool. Since IDOL is based on meaning rather than just keywords, it can highlight unexpected links between data and auto-cluster critical information to provide insight and analysis far beyond that of search.
Additionally due to its advanced XML handling, IDOL also allows police forces to aggregate, transform and load national database and core information sharing in line with Cross Regional Information Sharing Project (CRISP) and National Intelligence Model 2 (NIM 2) standards, thus providing forces with the mechanism to hit all national data sharing and Bichard report recommendations associated with intelligence handling and vetting.
Further, IDOL's ability to automatically capture, encode and index multimedia content from any source allows investigators to analyze audio and video data coming in through emergency call command lines and intelligence and surveillance operations. IDOL also deals with information and communication audit requirements enabling police forces to meet corporate governance obligations for information management.
"I'm pleased that Autonomy is playing such a key role in supporting the work of law enforcement across the country," commented Mike Lynch, CEO, Autonomy. "Our work with Unisys demonstrates that Autonomy's technology is capable of providing far more than just efficiency increases. Meaning-based computing, and its ability to understand the concept and context of information in any format, can fundamentally change the way that professionals work, and is already having a huge impact on investigation, security and surveillance."
Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L) is a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise and is spearheading the meaning-based computing movement. Autonomy's technology forms a conceptual and contextual understanding of any piece of electronic data including unstructured information, be it text, email, voice or video. Autonomy's software powers the full spectrum of mission-critical enterprise applications including information access technology, BI, CRM, KM, call center solutions, rich media management, compliance and litigation solutions and security applications, and is recognized by industry analysts as the clear leader in enterprise search.
Autonomy's customer base comprises more than 16,000 global companies and organizations including BAE Systems, Boeing, Ford, Daimler Chrysler, Shell, AOL, BBC, Reuters, Hutchison 3G, Ericsson, T-Mobile, Coca Cola, Kraft Foods, Nestle, Lloyds TSB, GlaxoSmithKline, KPMG, Citigroup, ABN AMRO, Deutsche Bank, Nomura, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the New York Stock Exchange, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, NASA and the U.S.
Department of Energy. Autonomy has over 300 OEM partners and more than 350 VARs and Integrators, numbering among them leading companies such as BEA, Business Objects, Citrix, EDS, IBM Global Services, Novell, Veritas, Vignette, Tibco, Stellent, Symantec and Sybase. The company has offices worldwide.
The Autonomy Group includes: Aungate, specialist in Real-Time Enterprise Governance; Virage, a visionary in Rich Media Management and Security and Surveillance technology; etalk, award-winning provider of enterprise-class contact center products, Cardiff, a leader in content capture and business process management solutions, and Ultraseek, a leading provider of business search engines.
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