U.S. Army Fort Leonard Wood Selects Desktop Alert Notification Platform for Emergency Mass Notification

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U.S. Army Continues Procurement of Desktop Alert Mass Notification Platform. This emergency notification system will expedite crisis response by delivering time-sensitive information throughout the garrison.

Desktop Alert, Inc. (http://www.desktopalert.net), today announced that the Garrison at Ft. Leonard Wood has selected Desktop Alert, Inc. for their next generation alert and recall automation infrastructure system. Desktop Alert (DTA) provides an extensive Net-Centric Architecture for the emergency mass notification across local and wide area networks.

Fort Leonard Wood and the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center (MANSCEN) is the home of the U.S. Army Engineer, Military Police and Chemical Corps Schools, the Third Basic Combat Training Brigade, and Joint Training Detachments from the U.S. Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force.

Fort Leonard Wood leads the way in producing competent, well-trained leaders and service members. In 1989, the Engineer School moved here, making Fort Leonard Wood the training center for Army Engineers. In 1994, the Engineer Center acquired the inter-service training mission for civil/construction engineers for all service. Now with the 1999 introduction of Chemical and Military Police Schools and the activation of MANSCEN, Fort Leonard Wood has grown to become one of the Army's premier training centers, poised for the Army's Transformation.

DTA provides all of the components needed to execute controlled information management and content deployment. DTA's enterprise platform will result in the first nationwide Military network alerting system. This system will integrate with the existing network infrastructure. This contract represents a large deployment of an IP-based mass notification platform.

"We are honored by the selection and excited about our bright future as a company. Desktop Alert is currently being deployed at military installations nationwide. Fort Leonard Wood is a welcome addition to our highly prestigious list of military customers who now rely on the Desktop Alert daily. This emergency notification system will expedite crisis response by delivering time-sensitive information throughout the garrison. In the event of a catastrophic incident/natural disaster, users will receive instructions on changes in Force Protection conditions, evacuation procedures, shelter-in-place, alternate routes, safe havens, etc. In a mass casualty producing event, the cost of a delay in notification can include loss of life and serious injury," added Howard Ryan, CEO and Founder of Desktop Alert Inc.

Desktop Alert provides fast and efficient use of your existing network infrastructure. DTA can notify the entire user base within seconds of an emergency condition. The following is a synopsis of the notification capabilities:

  •     Force Protection Condition
  •     Inclement Weather Notification
  •     Active Shooter Alerts

This emergency notification system will expedite crisis response by delivering time-sensitive information throughout the garrison. In the event of a catastrophic incident/natural disaster, users will receive instructions on changes in Force Protection conditions, evacuation procedures, shelter-in-place, alternate routes, safe havens, etc. In a mass casualty producing event, the cost of a delay in notification can include loss of life and serious injury.

Further, installation of the system will bring Fort Leonard Wood in compliance with DOD 2000.16 (DoD Antiterrorism Standards, Standard 16), DA Regulation (AR 525-27, Army Emergency Management, Chapter 6), and Joint Staff Integrated Vulnerability Assessment (JSIVA) recommendations (September 2006)

Desktop Alert provides a highly secure IP enabled mass notification platform delivering rich media such as live surveillance video, images, inclement weather notification, audio files, giant voice, interactive flash files and other applications to the desktop and devices including cell phones, e-mail and mobile devices.

As the market leader in enterprise class emergency notification we are currently deploying systems that meet and exceed most federal requirements. DTA has been certified by the DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP).    

For more information on Desktop Alert or to review the press release, please visit http://www.desktopalert.net.

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