According to Albritton, UWTS is the single remaining model of its type in the United Way system.
UWTS was created in 1978 to conduct large-scale fundraising campaigns on behalf of the local United Ways in the tri-state region.
"(UWTS) was started 28 years ago and it was needed badly," said Robert M.
"The objective for UWTS was to provide a more unified staffing and asking structure for these companies." With the advent of better technology, and the consolidation and absorption of companies, the focus is now on running national and global campaigns rather than local and regional.
Said Beggan, "there are significant opportunities to raise money in (the Greater New York area), and (UWTS) was not tapping that."
"(UWTS) has become an unnecessary operating layer," added Albritton.
Willersjo noted that UWTS is "completely different" from the Miles XXI system, because instead of working with lasers, it uses radio frequency identification technology.
Although UWTS has not been sold to any military service yet, it has been demonstrated to the U.S., Swedish, U.K., Norwegian and Netherlands armies, said Willersjo.
He explained that UWTS not only tracks each individual participant and object on the site, but "also enables the possibility to identify all movements and events taking place in a MOUT [military operations in urban terrain] exercise," he said.