IRIS Forms is a world-leading, Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) product used by many nations in their command and control (C2) and military message handling systems (MMHS) for working with formatted messages (MTFs). They are used in over 40 nations by more than 100.000 users.
Full compliance with standards
IRIS Forms offers full compliance with the complete message catalogue from NATO ADatP-3/APP11 as well as USMTF, OTH-T GOLD, and ASMTF standards in both traditional slash-delimited and XML-MTF formats. This makes IRIS Forms a perfect fit in a highly interoperable environment for Orders, Reports, Requests and Situational Awareness Information on multiple tactical levels in Air, Land and Maritime Services.
Optimized reading experience
IRIS Forms comes with a compact reader-friendly mode that displays only the parts of the message that have been filled-in. This provides the reader with a much better overview of the message content. Furthermore, the Search Option and Table of Contents provide quick and easy access to the specific message elements.
Assists users preparing messages that comply with standards
IRIS Forms automatically generates a form from any of the loaded message standard definitions. The form gives the user a rapid overview of which sections and fields are mandatory. As the user fills in the form, the content is continuously validated making the user immediately aware of any input errors. Comprehensive help for both individual fields and message sections is always instantly available. The help text is automatically loaded from the message definition provided with the appropriate standard.
Customise NATO and US message templates
Do rich customisations of message templates with the Template Management application; e.g. hide and rename elements in the template as well as change the help text. This allows for better adaptation to specific national needs/terminology or to simplify complex message templates so they are better suited for the user. Even extensive customisation such as hiding and renaming a long list of elements will now not alter the underlying MTF format, which means that interoperability between nations or systems is maintained.
Two environments – two versions
IRIS Forms comes in two different variants. As a stand-alone Windows application able to run independently on a laptop. And as a web-enabled version running in a web browser and aimed at networked environments such as a headquarter. Aside from the difference in deployment, there is no difference in the functionality between the two variants.
Easily integrated into C2 and message handling systems
IRIS Forms comes with a comprehensive library of APIs that allows integration into 3rd part systems with minimal effort. For further information, please see IRIS Forms SDK description.