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April 16th 2007 Shootings - Blacksburg Virginia, Virginia Tech Review Panel: Seung Hui Cho shoots 49 Virginia Tech students, killing 32 before killing himself. State systems for rapidly deploying trained professional staff to help families get information, crisis intervention, and communication with families did not work or were poorly handled; an emergency operations center at VT could have improved communications. "Lives could have and should have been saved" - Peter Grenier, Attorney.

We designed the system for just about any organization that has a need to get the word out fast

"Threats come in all types and sizes: from avalanches, biohazards, earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, and tsunamis, to tornadic, volcanic, terroristic, and more. Unfortunately these are a part of everyday life. Increasingly, that which used to be unthinkable and unimaginable is more commonplace." Enter EVE™ eContingency™ can help reduce organization liability while providing the potential ability to reduce the loss of life and property in the event of an emergency.    

In times of crisis, precise communication and communications management, in real-time, are key. Countercepts™, the security arm of X-tier SAE Inc., (X-TIER) has released the latest module of the company's flagship EVE™ product; called EVE™ eContingency™. EVE™ eContingency™ allows the cataloging of threats as well as the alerting, mass notification, and management of communications in all phases of an emergency.

"We designed the system for just about any organization that has a need to get the word out fast," says Damon Kuntz, X-tier's CTO. "From elementary schools to colleges, eContingency™ puts faculty, staff, students, parents, and first responders in the communications loop; doing so in real-time, depending on how the organization wishes to manage the emergency. However, EVE™ eContingency™ is not limited just to schools," Kuntz adds. "Federal, state, and city governments as well as any business or club can use the system to send public or private emergency information to anyone.

"Real-world examples would be skiers on a slope getting avalanche condition alerts in real-time; a company immediately reporting a chemical spill to local fire and police agencies as well as federal agencies sucha s the EPA. Evacuation instructions go out as a fires, floods, hurricanes, or other hazards threaten communities - all can be managed by the system simultaneously as communications are sent to mobile phones, email, and via the organizations Web pages housed on the EVE™ eContingency™.

"This system gives the people using it the potential to save lives and property and has the potential to reduce an organization's risk of liability for failing to do so."

EVE™ eContingency™ can be used by any organization to provide Emergency Management personnel with the tools necessary to communicate instructions in the event of multiple emergency situations. The system also boasts X-tier Countercepts division's integrated security engine called EVE™ Intercept™ which monitors and institutes security actions automatically to protect privacy and data. EVE™ eContingency™

The service starts at $1,250 a month or $15,000 annually.

EVE eContingency is also a First Responder technology and is listed in the DHS FEMA Responder Knowledge Base (RKB) at https://www.rkb.us/contentdetail.cfm?content_id=214967

About X-TIER SAE:
Founded in July of 2000, X-tier SAE INC. ("X-TIER") is reshaping an industry that has traditionally ignored the smaller business. X-tier is a privately held technology products and services firm located in the greater Kansas City Metropolitan area whose certified Systems Architects and Engineers design, construct, implement and integrate custom Web-based technologies for small and medium sized businesses and/or organizations.

Since 2001 X-tier's Systems Architects and Engineers have provided application software development, and information security services to individuals, small businesses, and government entities. In 2002 EVE™ was touted a best business practice by the Kansas City Star. EVE™ is the industry's first intelligent, modular, self-service, and adaptive Internet Portal system which allows X-tier to provide any business, robust, scalable platforms, and Fortune 500 state of the art services barring the high associated cost.

X-TIER has field offices in California, Georgia, and Virginia.

Contact Info:
Kevin Crockett
X-tier SAE | EVE™ Business Solutions
Countercepts |EVE™ Security Solutions

4745 W. 136th St., Leawood KS 66224
V: 913.402.6064 | T: 888.723.7313
Web: http://www.x-tier.com

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