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Topia Ventures Takes Off with Boeing

For more than a year now, Topia Ventures has been in hush mode - secretly developing its Topia Agent. If this sounds to you like the beginning of the latest James Bond adventure, you might not be that way off.

This recent mobile agent technology gives users the ability to securely manage personal data, access data from multiple devices, work across multiple platforms, collaborate in real-time, and delegate tasks to the personal agent.

To make things even more interesting, the Topia Agent becomes "smarter" as it executes activities on behalf of the end user.

Under a recently signed agreement, Topia Ventures will team with Boeing's Phantom Works division to create a customized working demonstration of the Topia mobile agent computing technology.

This first implementation with Boeing will demonstrate how Topia's Agent technology can be used to revolutionize current logistics reporting and planning within an Army tactical battlefield scenario.

Topia's Agent software will allow for real-time collaboration between different units in the Army force and will show how Topia's Agents can accomplish the task of logistics reporting at every echelon of the modern Army - from individual vehicles to communication up through each level of command.

According to Topia CEO Janine Terrano, Topia's mission is to bring efficiency and productivity to mobile computing. "We offer the only technology that bridges a user's data between any device, including wireless handhelds. Additionally, we bring real-time collaboration and task delegation via agents to computing.

Richard Rocks, manager of Integrated Defense Logistics in the Boeing Phantom Works, is looking forward to the successful implementation of the Topia technology.

"It will allow for real-time battlefield monitoring, recording and reporting for mission essential operational and support assets, which we see as critical to the development of a real-time logistics common operational picture."

If things work out as planned with America's top exporter, Topia hopes to show the value and effectiveness of its technology in such other vertical markets as: Procurement, financial services, legal and insurance.