Planet Associates Receives Contract for Infrastructure Management Software and Services from US Army Africa Command

Planet® IRM to be used for AFRICOM bases in Germany, UK and Djibouti

Neptune, NJ – September 30, 2010 – Planet Associates Inc., the leading provider of Infrastructure Relationship Management (IRM) software and services for Enterprise Networks, has received a contract from the US Army Africa Command through SRA International.  Planet IRM will be used to track and maintain critical IT assets located in multiple bases in Europe and Africa.

“Planet Associates is extremely pleased to receive this contract for our flagship software and implementation services,” said William Spencer, President and CEO of Planet Associates.  “This is a welcome extension to our global US Army presence beyond the existing United States and Korean installations, and we are excited to have Planet IRM serve as a Configuration Management System (CMS) for oversight of more of the Army’s network assets.”

Planet IRM will be utilized as the visual IT infrastructure repository to provide configuration and change management capabilities for fiber optic and copper outside and inside plant, communications rooms, data centers, and workspaces.  Planet IRM will be used to analyze mission critical infrastructure, move/add/change processing, and resource and space planning.

Planet IRM provides a visualized, centralized and consolidated CMS of both physical and cyber infrastructures and associated dependencies. It is a comprehensive solution that integrates IT asset management to physical infrastructure through a visualization engine equipped with analysis tools, and integrates orphaned IT infrastructure data into an accurate, collaborative, real-time data repository. Planet IRM improves operational efficiency and service levels, reduces network disruptions and downtime, and provides the cohesion necessary for accurate and thorough critical system analysis.

Planet IRM is available through the US General Service Administration’s schedule GS-35F-0928N or via the Department of Defense Enterprise Software Initiative and SmartBUY Blanket Purchase Agreements.

About Planet Associates Inc.

Planet Associates Inc., located in Neptune, N.J., develops, licenses and supports the Planet IRM family of infrastructure relationship management software products.  Planet IRM is uniquely capable of total enterprise network asset consolidation, incorporating Inside and Outside Cable Plant, Data Center, WAN, and User/Desktop Management, and all interconnectivity.  For more information on Planet IRM software, call Planet Associates at (732) 922-5300, email mjviscomi@planetassoc.com or visit http://www.planetassoc.com.

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