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Comp SA COMP S.A. is a provider of integrated and complex iformations and communications systems widely recognized on the Polish market. For as long as 11 years of operation it has implemented over three thousand dedicated solutions. The company entered into co-operation with Sun Microsystems and thereupon offered high-class computer equipment along with software. 1993 COMP SA signed a Partner Agreement with Bay Networks (a part of today's network leader Nortel Networks) - one of the world's largest computer networks vendors. COMP is proud to establish active partnership relations, certified by number of authorizations allowing for supplying goods and services in many areas including: equipment, software, databases, network solutions and electronic transactions. The offer of the Company comprises technical advice and consulting in respect to developing ideas, providing R&D services, integration of various system platforms, after-sales services and training. The potential and many-years' experience of the Company allow to develop large and complex systems for highly demanding clients. The application of state-of-the-art technologies of leading vendors such as Sun Microsystems, IBM, Nortel Networks, CISCO, EMC, HP, Oracle, Veritas, guarantees stability and reliability of implemented solutions.
Trustworthy Computing Overview
Trustworthy Computing means helping ensure that a safe and reliable computing experience is both expected and taken for granted. It's a vision of computing as intrinsic to productivity and enjoyment of life as water, electricity or the telephone dial tone. Achieving this vision is an industrywide challenge in which Microsoft must be deeply involved. The company is profoundly refocusing to make Trustworthy Computing its first priority.
What is Trustworthy Computing?
Trustworthy Computing has four pillars: security, privacy, reliability and business integrity. This Overview outlines some of the pillars' key characteristics; additional overviews provide more information about each (hover over the picture to get additional info). Are these efforts making a difference? Achieving the Trustworthy Computing vision is a long-term commitment that may take as long as a decade to fully realize, although the work Microsoft has done so far is already having a measurable impact. The company's vigilance about security has enabled customers to better protect their data and systems. For example, Microsoft has seen a significant decrease in the number of mail-borne virus epidemics since making changes to Outlook® 2002 in Office XP; it is less likely for users to be victimized by such attacks if they maintain the default settings and promptly apply security patches. Conclusions 1. Delivering Trustworthy Computing is essential not only to keep the computer industry healthy, but to help protect public safety, national security and economic prosperity and improve the quality of life. 2. Trustworthy Computing is a multidimensional set of issues. All accrue to the four pillars: security, privacy, reliability and business integrity. Each demands attention. 3. While important short-term work needs to be done, this is a long-term challenge. Hard problems remain, requiring fundamental research and advances in engineering as well as fundamental cultural changes and global thinking. 4. Hardware and software companies, as well as academic and government research institutions, need to step up to the challenge of tackling these problems.
SILVER SPONSOR KBN - The State Committee for Scientific Research is a governmental body which was set up by the Polish Parliament on 12th January 1991. The Act has established the Committee as the supreme authority on State policy in the area of science and technology.
According to the Act, the Committee is the major central governmental source of funds for research. The Committee became active during the period of transition from centrally-planned system to market economy.
Radomska Wytwórnia Telefonów - Telefony Polskie - Joint-Stock Company was established on 20th October 1993. From the very beginning - thanks to its complex product offer - the company took a very significant market position among suppliers of modern telecommunication technology solutions in Poland. Its innovative ideas as well as excellent technological and manpower resources aroused big interest from international partners looking for opportunities to enter this emerging market of great demand for telecom products.
The expansive telecommunication technologies market requires that RWT-TP S.A. should consistently conduct its development policy. All the time the company is trying to extend a list of its customers, very carefully follows market trends and innovations appearing in the telecommunication industry and keeps increasing its equity capital. At the moment the RWT-TP S.A. shareholders are: Telekomunikacja Polska SA, PWP Mescomp SA, Telefonaktiebolaget L. M. Ericsson and ComputerLand SA.
The highest quality of services, close collaboration and individual approach have always been company's priorities in contacts with its customers. Faithfulness to these principles has resulted in a wide spectrum of customers, including institutions and companies with well established market position but also those having diversified needs and strictly determined requirements, as well.
In the nearest years the company will further focus on technologies enabling free access to information and its transfer via various transmission media.
Areas of MCI activity:
· Designing military telecommunication networks. In this field, the Institute participates in the TACOMS Post 2000 international project. · Designing and developing elements of information protection in teleinformation systems. · Designing radio communication systems and objects. · Testing system and equipment. · Production of selected special network elements.
The Institute has three research laboratories accredited at PCA: Environmental Laboratory, Electromagnetic Compatibility Laboratory, Radio Communication Laboratory.
The latest achievements of the Military Communication Institute: · developing, together with the DGT company, the TAI-S ISDN digital subscriber terminal with the encryption capability, · developing the FEC-ATM error correction equipment, · developing the PTS-MPX-52 field multiplexer for a fibre optic trunk, · developing the digital integrated teleinformation system for C4 needs of the Air and Air Defence Forces (CZST WLOP), · developing the field information node (PWI) for a command post.
The State Telecommunications Institute was founded in 1934. Its first director was prof. Janusz Groszkowski, an outstanding specialist in the field of decimeter waves generation, who developed the first ever magnetron generator, operating on 600MHz frequency. The post war operation of the Institute, under the new name - Telecommunications Research Institute - has been aimed at radar related topics, and since 1970 - command and control systems addressed, in particular, to military sector. Rapid development of semi-conductor equipment microwave technologies, TWT, amplitrones, as well as opportunities to apply new materials such as microwave ferrites, dielectrics, LSI systems, in the eighties allowed for developing totally new radar equipment family - 3D long range stations with a flat antenna array of the TRD type.
We develop and implement information security systems. Our main products are: PEM-HEART® (which provides information security through encryption and application of digital signatures, is available as an interactive program or a library, can be integrated with Ms Outlook and Ms Exchange email software) and CENTAUR (multi-module software which provides full Public Key Infrastructure services and includes software for Registration Authorities). Our programs have the ability to use smart cards, they can also work with CompCrypt Delta hardware security modules, which were developed with our participation and which possess certificates of the State Protection Office permitting them to be used for processing national secrets.