Washington, DC and Sydney, AU (PRWEB) March 10, 2010
Avalias, creators of immersive emergency training software solutions for homeland defense/response agencies and corporate continuity planners, today introduces Avalanche TTX™, a new generation of scenario-based collaboration software for comprehensive disaster readiness discussion exercises. Avalanche TTX™ economically and easily lets incident responders across multiple agencies create and coordinate highly realistic and complex disaster scenarios that present the array of urgent challenges and dynamically shifting conditions that are likely to arise.
Avalias delivers a real-time, multi-media experience that helps identify bottlenecks, inter-agency coordination problems, distractions, resource shortages and other factors likely to evolve during events, allowing response professionals to help minimize mass casualties and maximize incident response through strategic planning.
"Avalanche TTX helps emergency responder organizations and business continuity planners achieve new levels of preparedness for emergencies, and helps you design and deliver scenarios in ways that are significantly more effective than traditional table top exercises,” notes Tom Ferrentino, a recognized emergency management consultant for Federal agencies & markets. “Avalanche TTX also simplifies and automates the manual and time-consuming aspects of preparing and running exercises, further improving efficiency and results. This is a great, budget-friendly technology, which is so important at a time where everyone is required to achieve new levels of readiness with fewer resources."
Andrew Edwards, CIO of the New South Wales State Emergency Service, notes: “The Avalias technologies are user-friendly, powerful and adaptable, which has enabled us to more effectively exercise and train for rapid response to flood related emergencies.”
Avalanche TTX™ delivers:
- An intuitive user interface and advanced capabilities that enable realistic exercises and the rapid creation of Master Scenario Event Lists (MSELs) – easily, immediately and without a technical specialist.
- Media-richness that’s uniquely realistic. Via text alerts, integrated electronic white boards, communications, broadcast messages and other injected events, participants must make urgent decisions about issues such as resource management, press inquiries and inaccurate news leaks, evacuation plans, spontaneous absence of decision-making officials, and similar potential situation dynamics.
- Time-based exercises with dynamic spontaneity, urgency and cross-agency interaction challenges that let participants measure the effectiveness of response strategies.
- Automatic recording lets participants stay fully involved in the exercise without the distractions of cumbersome manual monitoring and note taking.
- Easy collaboration with remote participants via integrated video conferencing (using the optional Avalanche TTX™ Server) to help hone and enhance inter-agency process coordination and break down any barriers to effective decision-making.
Avalias CEO Harold Wolpert summarizes: “We’ve leveraged our work with major Federal and State agencies around the world to help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of preparing for the worst. The result is Avalanche TTX, which makes best practice homeland protection and business contingency planning capabilities easy and affordable.”
Pricing and Availability
Avalanche TTX™ is available as of March 1, 2010. More information is available at http://www.avalias.com
Amy Bitner, Public Affairs Coordinator
Harold Wolpert, CEO
Avalias Pty. Ltd.