The system provides emergency planners with a real-time console assisting them in provisioning, detailing, testing and executing emergency plans and notifications to target groups that must keep proprietary contact information secure.
"Emergency planners, with minimal training and a basic knowledge of how to use a mouse and simple pull down menus, can now easily pick a group of radio operators from a database, type or record a message – 'Are you fit for duty?' and if you are, 'Meet at the compound' and 'What time will you arrive?' – and pick the message delivery method. Planners then watch in real-time on the system's planning console as it rosters or builds an inventory of available responders," says Paul Perryman, president of VoiceGate Corp., headquartered in Markham, ON, Canada.
VoiceGate envisions that the new Emergency e-Response Mass Message Notification system will set new standards in security for military-class automated notification systems thanks to real-time automated rostering capabilities; geo-spatial or GIS map targeting; the ability to call responders and deliver them into a conference call, and the unique ability to automatically validate or update its own data base of personnel contact information,
"With our new partnership with ESRI and the system's ARCVIEW Geo spatial or GIS targeting capability announced last quarter, groups like the RCMP, FEMA, Homeland Security or the CIA can now circle an area around an embassy on a map and have the system call everyone within that geo-spatial target," continues Perryman. "As we get positive contact within that area, we will backwards populate and identify the confirmed contact coordinates, color coding the map so military responders can accelerate their response times by responding only to the buildings we haven't been able to notify."