308 SYSTEMS and ChemWatch Join Forces to Enhance HAZMAT Field Capabilities

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TAC-PAK "Briefcase Command Center" and ChemWatch HAZMAT software combine to support field operations anywhere!

308 SYSTEMS and ChemWatchNA today announced a joint marketing agreement to upgrade Bioterrorism, Military, Public Safety, HAZMAT and related First Responder field operations. The two companies agreed to integrate the ChemWatch Chemical Database and 308 SYSTEMS Tactical Communications Package(TAC-PAK) “Emergency Operations Center(EOC) in a Briefcase”.    This relationship combines the extensive and highly portable TAC-PAK field command and control capabilities with comprehensive chemical information stored within the ChemWatch database.

For the first time, Federal, State and Local field agencies charged with protecting the public from terrorism, accidents and injury will have information and MSDS sheets on every infectious substance in the CDC, mass casualty and explosive materials, most drugs found in a hospital, and over 75,000 common chemical mixtures from jet fuels to roach killers and cleaning agents, available to them from any remote location in the world.

“ChemWatch is the largest chemical database in the world, and represents a significant field tool to complement our TAC-PAK command/communication capabilities,” said Mark Lueker, 308 SYSTEMS Director of Advanced Projects. “Our Joint Marketing relationship enables field responders to have information regarding any chemical they might encounter at their fingertips, and then communicate this information to others around the world. This represents an enormous breakthrough in First Responder capabilities and is of significant benefit to our clientele”.

The TAC-PAK is a briefcase sized, battery powered communication system with full wireless command and communications functionality. Due to it's compact size and portability, First Responders can take their entire emergency operations to the top of a building, the middle of a lake, or through streets blocked with tornado/hurricane/earthquake debris, ice, etc. From there, data and operations communications may be established with a vehicle data system - or the world. Even if conventional power and communications infrastructure is destroyed in an attack, the TAC-PAK satellite communication mode enables First Responders to enjoy worldwide communications and operational connectivity, including sending faxes, Internet connections, email, printers, fax machine, copy machine, video cameras, and more. Typical applications include Major Incident Management, Bioterrorism Response, HAZMAT Operations, Natural Disaster Recovery, Search And Rescue, SWAT, and Weapons Of Mass Destruction Operations.

ChemWatch is the world's largest independently researched database of material safety data sheets (MSDS) and other related documents. The underlying power of the ChemWatch System is the enormous database of instantly available chemical information. Every ChemWatch MSDS offers details on over 100,000 suppliers’ chemicals and the Independent Review thereof. ChemWatch reports are rich in graphics and color to represent risks, hazard levels, PPE and cautionary symbols such as those used by WHMIS and NFPA. These can be quickly searched and located by Name, Trade Number, CAS number, classification, and many more parameters. Each ChemWatch product, available on CD-ROM and via the Internet, offers several useful summaries in addition to the MSDS. ChemWatch is currently in use throughout the world by Governments, Industry, Emergency Services, Military, Hospitals, Educational Institutions and Unions.

ABOUT 308 SYSTEMS

308 SYSTEMS, headquartered in Fort Collins, CO is an advanced Wireless Communications company supporting both government agencies and commercial firms in the military, public safety, First Responder market segments. With its wireless communications, command hardware integration, and field responder expertise, 308 SYSTESM is uniquely positioned to be the leading mobile command company in the world. These technical capabilities are complimented by a focus upon technical excellence, quality products, and uncompromised integrity. For additional information, please contact Mr. Mark Lueker, Director – Advanced Projects, 308 SYSTEMS, 2637 Wapiti Road, Fort Collins, CO 80525 Telephone 970/282 - 7006. Fax 970/282 - 7015. Website: http://www.308systems.com.     Email: info@308systems.com

ABOUT CHEMWATCH

ChemWatch supplies modules for computer-based chemical management, according to intended industry application. These are used throughout the world by Governments, Industry, Emergency Services, Military, Hospitals, Educational Institutions and Unions. In order to provide full chemical management systems for all users of chemicals, ChemWatch is the world's largest supplier of independently researched material safety data sheets (MSDS) and other related documents. For more information contact Paul Rouez, ChemWatchNA, 1913 21st Ave S. in Nashville, Tennessee 37212, Telephone: 888-394-9034, Fax: 615-467-0341 Website: http://www.chemwatchna.com , Email: info@chemwatchna.com

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