ElanTech Launches IMDSS Emergency Response Software at IMDSSonline.Com

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DHS-funded toolset supports incident response in rural communities

Incident Management Decision Support System

IMDSS is ready to do its job – keeping emergency personnel informed and citizens safe.

ElanTech today announced that its new Incident Management Decision Support System (IMDSS) software is now available for license online at imdssonline.com. Under development for the past [2] years, IMDSS is the first in a line of innovative web-based software products for first-responder emergency personnel in rural areas.

Funded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the National Institute for Hometown Security (NIHS), IMDSS provides on-site incident response commanders with real-time data from first responders, citizens, and local and national government agencies - allowing the incident response team to do their jobs more effectively and efficiently. A web-based software tool and portal, IMDSS organizes incident-related information in a cost-effective, collaborative environment for first-responders — enabling them to save lives and protect property.

By allowing commanders to communicate with personnel, organize a response, and get an accurate operational picture via real-time mapping, IMDSS removes barriers and speeds resource deployment for fast, efficient incident response. IMDSS was used in the DHS National Level Exercise 2011 with excellent feedback from leaders in the emergency response community.

“We’re so pleased that IMDSS will now be accessible online to organizations around the nation,” says Swati Allen, President at ElanTech. “Developing IMDSS has been a true collaborative effort, with input and cooperation of Emergency Management Personnel in Paducah County Kentucky, Murray State University, and the National Institute of Hometown Security. We know IMDSS is ready to do its job – keeping emergency personnel informed and citizens safe.”

IMDSS was developed in cooperation with Murray State University through a contract from the Kentucky Critical Infrastructure Protection Program, managed by the National Institute for Hometown Security for the Department of Homeland Security. The software includes a mobile component for Android smart phones which allows first responders to send comments and pictures of field damage assessments to be shared on IMDSS.

Software licenses and more information on the IMDSS, training and a free trial are available at imdssonline.com.

About ElanTech, Inc.
ElanTech is a government prime contractor specializing in software engineering and development of geointelligence solutions for commercial and government clients.

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