Design and development of a messaging application tool set system (MATS system)
The MATS system is designed to address a major shortcoming in the current marketplace. This shortcoming exists because there is no one messaging application that is flexible enough to support the needs of diverse users. Currently available products are tailored for specific users, platforms, and messaging formats. Any new products that are developed must be developed from the ground up, as there is no common tool set that can be used by developers to create new messaging applications.
The MATS system provides a flexible and easy to use tool set that applications developers can readily use to create new and vastly different messaging applications, on a variety of operating platforms. As an indicator of success, this system has been successfully used commercially as part of the FBCB2 Tablet product, produced by Northrop Grumman Mission Systems.