OTTAWA, CANADA – April 16, 2012 – Northforge Innovations (formerly MapleWorks Technology) is pleased to announce the launch of CommandEMS, a highly customizable Element Management System (EMS) framework designed to dramatically reduce EMS development time. Northforge is demonstrating the solution at the COMPTEL Plus Convention and Expo at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis today and tomorrow (April 16 & 17).

CommandEMS is 75% of a complete EMS with the remaining 25% customizable to a technology company’s element specifications. Because most of the development is already complete CommandEMS can help technology companies get their products to market faster.

“We have created 75% of an EMS so that technology companies don’t have to reinvent the wheel when they need an element management system. All that needs to be done is to customize the remaining 25% specific to their product,” said Brenda Pastorek, COO, of Northforge. “Typically, developing an EMS from the ground up can take up to a year and about $1M. The CommandEMS approach is designed to give you a robust, scalable EMS at a fraction of the cost, in a fraction of the time.”

CommandEMS offers fault, configuration and security management, as well as performance monitoring. It is scalable to thousands of units, and is device agnostic. CommandEMS is built using latest technologies (Java EE, XML and GWT) and many aspects can be easily customized (element definition, alarm rules, performance statistics presentation and the user interface). New protocols can be quickly developed and added to the framework.

Northforge will be presenting a demonstration of CommandEMS on the exhibit floor at COMPTEL Plus at 1:45pm on Tuesday April 17 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. You can get more information about CommandEMS by visiting Northforge in booth 801 during the show or on the website www.gonorthforge.com/commandems

About Northforge Innovations: Northforge Innovations, formerly MapleWorks Technology Inc., has established itself as a top-tier firm specializing in expert software development consulting services and customizable network management software products for developers of network communication products. Since 2004 it has helped more than 50 customers develop hundreds of products that enable the convergence of voice, video, and data. For more information, please visit www.gonorthforge.com.