AICC Press Release #11

Sugar City, Idaho USA

AICC Certifies Solstra

Futuremedia's Solstra passes AICC/CMI certification

Sugar City, Idaho USA – - The announced today that Solstra 2000 has been certified as compliant with its Web Based Computer Managed Instruction Systems (CMI) Guideline (AGR 010). The award of AICC certification makes Futuremedia PLC the UK's first Learning Management System vendor to achieve this standard. AICC CMI defines the tracking data exchanged between learning management systems and interactive courseware. It also defines an interchange format for course structure so that entire courses can be exchanged between management systems made by different vendors.

Solstra 2000 is a Learning Management System (LMS) that enables organizations to deliver, track and manage multiple forms of training from one central system. Through a personalized view, individuals can access the training and knowledge resources they need for a specific role or function. Training can be planned in a variety of ways, and development plans can be created for individual users and groups of users. Solstra was co-developed by Futuremedia PLC and British Telecom, and has been successfully implemented in major e-learning initiatives at BT, Ford Motor Company and Glaxo Pharmaceuticals.

The certified Solstra 2000 as compliant with its Web Based Computer Managed Instruction Systems (CMI) Guideline (AGR 010). "The certification of Solstra demonstrates that Futuremedia is quite serious about standards and interoperability," said William A. McDonald, chairman of the AICC Independent Test Lab Committee. "We are quite pleased to add Solstra to the growing list of AICC-Certified CMI systems."

Futuremedia PLC CEO, Peter Agertoft commented: "We are delighted that Solstra 2000 has been certified by the AICC. Our customers must always consider current and future e-learning requirements and the inter-operability capabilities of Solstra 2000 gives them this flexibility."

Futuremedia’s Research and Development Manager, Peter Allday added: "AICC certification reinforces our strategic direction towards a truly open learning architecture. Our customers do not want vendor-centric solutions, and AICC compliance demonstrates that Solstra 2000 allows customers greater choice and flexibility in developing e-learning solutions."

About AICC

The AICC's mission is to provide and promote information, guidelines and standards that result in the effective implementation of CBT and WBT. The AICC has long been an advocate of interoperable learning technology.

About Futuremedia, PLC

Futuremedia PLC is a leading provider of integrated e-learning solutions to corporates and e-business. Futuremedia has a proven track record of implementing innovative and effective e-learning solutions for major blue-chip clients including British Telecom, Ford Motor Company, Glaxo Pharmaceuticals, 3M, Hewlett-Packard, Unilever and Ericsson. Futuremedia has also recently launched easycando (tm), a powerful e-learning service that provides businesses with easy access to e-learning content, infrastructure and services through fully hosted and branded solutions.