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Plasma System

The first fully integrated cloud application with Plasma System was rolled out at the end of January, 2018. This supports Navatec System cloud project cycle andportfolio management system.

Plasma is a database whose control codes are an indigenous JavaScript extension. It is based on server side extension of the ECMA core JavaScript standards (ECMA Standard 262 and ISO/IEC Standard 16262). Its is the world's first database to be structured as a Locational-State Reference Base (LSRB), an advanced representation of reality (diversity). LSRB combines applied relativity time-space vectors made up of object orientated elements achieving a more realistic representation of any phenomena.

Although the Plasma System is largely object-oriented it maintains data structures both in indexed and object formats. Indexed formats are what are commonly used in conventional SQL and object formats provide the ability to secure instant "drill-downs" to specific data.

The Location-State Reference Base is based on Locational-State theory which was initiated by Hector McNeill in 1985 and his more recent development of Data Reference Models. In the 1990s Tim Berners-Lee developed hypertext and the World Wide Web based on the existing Internet infrastructure. Around 1988 David Weiser coined the phrase "ubiquitous computing" and in 1989 Morrie Wilson's Wilsons Windoware (MWWW)1 which enabled the remote control of operating systems. The launch of the World Wide Web (WWW) and hypertext developed by Tim Berners-Lee in the early 1990s made possible the linking up of Morrie Wilson developed Wilsons Windoware. This sequence of concepts and product gave rise to practical implementations of what is known as pervasive computing or the operational inter-linkages in an "Internet of things".

Plasma is currently unique from the standpoint of its space-time model that manages internal data maintained as objects, properties and methods and data lists. It also permits the manipulation of this data to be coordinated by distributed reference elements located anywhere on the WWW. Although in theory the Internet of things is generally described as the interconnection, communication and inter-activation of anything, Plasma Systems has adopted a specific discipline of applying strict standards for data and communications to prevent the possible abuse of the system. Abuse has become a major risk to the Internet system hardware and software as well as to the content and data of users. The emerging problem of what information is factual and what is not was question addressed by Locationl State Theory over 30 years ago as an important advance in information quality considerations in decision analysis.

Standards work advances slowly because these are being developed in a step by step fashion based on the analysis of operational prototypes.

We continue to use the following technologies to support this effort: Microsoft Server, advanced server side JavaScript, Virtual Clients, STScripts and an expanding library of Plasma primitives.

All applied research continues to be managed at SEEL-Systems Engineering Economics Lab, Hampshire, Portsmouth, UK. The main testing and pre-release evaluation unit is located at Navatec operations in the UK.

 1MWWW-also known as WinBatch will terminate technical support and production in 2017.