Aerstone Part of Winning Team at DI2E Plugfest Competition

ROCKVILLE, Maryland — June 3, 2016 —Aerstone participated as part of the winning team competing in the 2016 DI2E Plugfest. The DI2E Plugfest is the annual demonstration of advancements in the DI2E featuring DI2E Programs of Record, COCOMS and Agencies, Intelligence Investment Fund, 43 displays, dozens of demonstrations, talks from senior leadership, 4 mashup challenge teams, hundreds of attendees. The winning team, comprised of Aerstone, Booz Allen Hamilton, SDL Government, Basis Technology, MarkLogic, Integral Mind, Splunk, and others, was awarded the top prize at the DI2E Plugfest Mashup Challenge.

Each team member made their web services available in an effort to create a demonstration that showcases the orchestration of API services. The final solution was a creation of a mobile app that will allow users to take a picture of a foreign document with their cell phone and provide text analysis and English translation back to the user.

Aerstone made its SIFT™ solution available as a microservice for this effort. Aerstone SIFT™ provided a REST endpoint that received images containing text, and responded back with text extracted from the images using the software’s advanced OCR capabilities. The SIFT™ service has zero human involvement; it rotates the received image in order for it to be horizontally aligned, and supports multiple languages. The SIFT™ output was then passed onto other text analysis and translation microservices.


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About Aerstone

Quest Consultants LLC DBA Aerstone is a service-disabled veteran owned small business (SDVOSB) that provides subject matter expertise and software development services in the field of advanced cybersecurity. Our commercial customers include medium and large organizations in the financial services, legal, utility, and education spaces – as well as a number of non-profit organizations. The company also provides exceptional support and cleared staff to a wide variety of federal organizations in the civilian, military, and intelligence community sectors. Our products and services touch all aspects of cybersecurity, including architecture, systems design, software development, training, assessment, and forensics. For more information, visit

Aerstone Labs develops advanced enterprise security software solutions that solve complex problems for large businesses and institutions. Our commercial focus is on developing patentable techniques that can enhance the confidentiality, availability, or integrity of data in enterprise environments. In many cases, solutions in a particular space tend to converge on each other in both features and functionality. Aerstone Labs delights in rethinking the challenges of the enterprise security process, and identifying core capabilities that existing markets have failed to address. Whether as stand-alone solutions, or enhancements to existing technologies, our technologies provide meaningful enhancements to enterprise security posture — and change the game for other software in our space.


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