Desktop Alert Announces DoD Certified Common Area Alerting Devices for U.S. Military Networks

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Provider of The National Guard Mass Notification Platform Introduces Patent Pending Desktop Alert EDU™ for Common Area Alerting Approved for Usage on DoD Networks

Desktop Alert Emergency Display Unit

Desktop Alert Inc., provider of U.S. Military Command and Control Mass Notification Systems, today announced Desktop Alert's release of the Desktop Alert EDU™ (Emergency Display Unit). Desktop Alert EDU™ sets a new bar for in-building emergency notification. Wall-mounted alerting devices utilize two-way voice and video communication, strobe lights and sounds to engage the attention of building occupants located in common areas, and publish alerts for personnel safety and security with details of the emergency. Desktop Alert EDU™ provides notice for immediate attention and the Desktop Alert EDU™ devices are mounted in crucial locations throughout building facilities. Ethernet and numerous reliable wireless communication connections insure that the message is delivered.

"Desktop Alert EDU™ is a byproduct of our customers' requests. Alert delivery is all about reliability. Personnel located in common areas need to know how to respond to an emergency. Desktop Alert has Desktop Alert EDU™ installations slated for delivery to DoD locations in both Europe and North America. Additionally, the Health Care sector has responded very favorably to the Desktop Alert EDU™. All EDU's are listed and available from the standard Active Directory and regarded as an end-user or end-point and as such, the activation is instant. Desktop Alert is now introducing the EDU to 146 U.S. National Guard locations as a common area alerting end-point." said Howard Ryan, Desktop Alert's CEO.

Desktop Alert EDU™ is compliant with The National Fire Protection Association and The DoD United Facilities Criteria recommendations for common area alerting. The Desktop Alert EDU™ solution is the most effective and most affordable common area alerting solution on the market.

Desktop Alert is a major provider of net-centric mass notifications systems to DoD. Desktop Alert solutions are being used to support DoD installations in all 54 states, territories, and locations as well as many other locations worldwide. Installations and commands throughout the DoD benefit from Desktop Alert's alert delivery window (how fast the alert is actually received and acknowledged by personnel) enterprise-wide.

Available Operating Systems: Windows XP™. Windows Vista™, Windows 7™, Macintosh™, Linux™, UNIX ™. This technology is compliant with ADA requirements and the 2010 National Fire Alarm & Signaling Code (NFPA72-2010). All systems subject to DoD Security Technical Information Guide Testing (STIGGED) and OS Baseline process.

About Desktop Alert, Inc.™

Worldwide U.S. Military organizations such as The United States National Guard, The United States Air Force Academy, The United States Military Academy at West Point, Multi-National Forces in IRAQ, The U.S. Air Force, and The U.S. Army now utilize the DTA mass notification platform daily for their organizations emergency communication requirements. Desktop Alert can contact thousands of computer users at their desktop and require them to click to confirm receipt of the message flashed on their screen. Those not verified can then be listed on a report and/or sent as a "Target Package" to be automatically contacted by other means such as email, SMS, phone calls and other devices.

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