Cassidian Communications Releases Version 1.7 of GeoCast® Web™Solution

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Cassidian Communications releases new version of map-driven GeoCast® Web™ notification solution. Version 1.7 to enhance communications reach and effectiveness of public and private sector organizations globally.

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•    Latest software release enhances map-driven notification efforts of public and private sector organizations globally

  •     Expanded MassCall® option delivers broader reach in large-scale contingencies
  •     Addition of SMS and email supplements multimodal communications capabilities

Cassidian Communications (formerly PlantCML®), an EADS North America company, and industry leader in mission critical communications, today announced the general availability of version 1.7 of its map-driven emergency notification solution, GeoCast® Web™. Feature-rich, this adaptation delivers new functionality and greater communications capacity, augmenting the crisis communications efforts of public- and private- sector organizations globally.

“Certain situations drive the need for precisely targeted, multimodal and oftentimes high-volume communication,” said Mike Adams, director of product line management for the Notification Solutions and Services (NSS) business unit of Cassidian Communications. “Our organization was among the first to recognize this growing need, and released the GeoCast Web solution in 2004. The new version builds off this proven platform, combining the latest communication methods and advanced GIS technologies to create the most solid map-driven notification solution available.”

Among the new features of version 1.7 of the GeoCast Web solution is an expanded MassCall® option providing high-capacity communications in large-scale events; the addition of SMS and email for notification; and a number of comprehensive, client-requested reports.

By utilizing the MassCall option, Cassidian Communications clients will gain access to a state-of-the-art telecommunications network through which they can easily initiate hundreds of thousands of calls per hour. This option provides customizable Caller ID, allowing calls to originate from a local number to increase the likelihood of recipients answering. It also features automatic compatibility with TTY/TDD devices for communication with hearing-impaired individuals and supports bilingual messaging.

The addition of SMS and email further expand the communications capabilities of Cassidian Communications clients beyond traditional landlines and cell phones. Individuals wanting to receive alerts in either or both of these ways can simply register online using the optional Self-Registration Portal for the GeoCast Web solution. The portal seamlessly integrates with a client’s existing website, allowing registrants to provide contact information and notification preferences (e.g., emergency, non-emergencies, etc.).

Utilized by hundreds of mission critical operations, including law enforcement, emergency management and public utilities, the widely deployed GeoCast Web solution enables immediate, map-driven communication within precisely targeted geographies. Proven uses include wildfire and hurricane evacuations, water contamination and public health risks such as H1N1 and the Triple E virus.

The GeoCast Web solution complements the list-based notification capabilities of The Communicator!® NXT™ solution, also developed and supported by Cassidian Communications. Clients seeking an upgrade to version 1.7 may visit the NSS Technical Support site at support.CassidianCommunications.com to make the necessary arrangements.

About Cassidian Communications (http://www.CassidianCommunications.com)
As the largest and most trusted source of mission critical communications solutions, Cassidian Communications, an EADS North America company, is leading the way in standards-based E9-1-1 call center applications, notification solutions and services and P25 land mobile radio systems. Headquartered in Temecula, California.

About CASSIDIAN (http://www.cassidian.com)
Cassidian, an EADS company, is a worldwide leader in global security solutions and systems, providing Lead Systems Integration and value-added products and services to civil and military customers around the globe: air systems (aircraft and unmanned aerial systems), land, naval and joint systems, intelligence and surveillance, cyber security, secure communications, test systems, missiles, services and support solutions. In 2009, Cassidian – with around 28,000 employees – achieved revenues of € 5.4 billion. EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2009, the Group – comprising the Divisions Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter – generated revenues of € 42.8 billion and employed a workforce of more than 119,000.

About EADS North America (http://www.eadsnorthamerica.com)
EADS North America is the North American operation of EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defense and related services. As a leader in all sectors of defense and homeland security, EADS North America and its parent company, EADS, contribute over $11 billion to the U.S. economy annually and support more than 200,000 American jobs through its network of suppliers and services. Operating in 17 states, EADS North America offers a broad array of advanced solutions to its customers in the commercial, homeland security, aerospace and defense markets.

Media Contact:
Tami Timperio
Vice President, Marketing
Cassidian Communications, an EADS North America Company
Tel: 951.719.2423
tami.timperio(at)CassidianCommunications(dot)com

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