“We are excited about the possibilities of more interaction within our organization and beyond using this social media tool”, said Captain Curtis Thompson.
Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) October 16, 2012
The Port of Los Angeles (POLA) has released its unique 2-way recorded Video mobile “PortWatch” application on all app stores. The announcement was made by developer and contract award winner Ironroad USA (makers of the VMS social media app) at the IACP conference in San Diego, CA. Ironroad won the contract allowing them to build the PortWatch app and analytics system several months ago and delivered the working system recently on all major device platforms.
“We believe that our PortWatch app is the first of its kind nationally and our hope is that it will provide for a better means of disseminating critical information to our constituents and a more meaningful and speedy response to any reported incident,” said Port of LA Chief of Police Ron Boyd. “We are excited about the possibilities of more interaction within our organization and beyond using this social media tool”, said Captain Curtis Thompson.
The PortWatch app and website http://www.portwatch.org provides local residents, POLA workers and POLA police, administrators and city officials to engage in a robust 2-way video, text and photo sharing system. The system allows for emergency notifications, GPS tagging of video and photo content for submission to channels on the app, public relations, security and public reporting of incidents. All recorded content is sent to the POLA dispatch for review and appropriate handling.
PortWatch Video App: http://www.portwatch.org
About Ironroad USA, Inc.
Ironroad is a social media and mobile marketing company with headquarters in Santa Monica, CA and Stockholm Sweden and is proud to support its VMS mobile video platform on all major devices and app stores worldwide. The Ironroad “MetroWatch” brand creates and deploys solutions for law enforcement, municipalities, government, airport and transports and universities in connection with emergency, information, awareness and other social media tools using its VMS mobile video platform. See http://www.vmsplay.com and http://www.metrowatch.us for more information.
The Port of Los Angeles is America’s premier port and has a strong commitment to developing innovative strategic and sustainable operations that benefit the economy as well as the quality of life for the region and the nation it serves. As the leading seaport in North America in terms of shipping container volume and cargo value, the Port supports more than 830,000 regional jobs and $35 billion in annual wages and tax revenues. The Port of Los Angeles – A cleaner port. A brighter future.
Ironroad USA, Inc. 1158 26th St. Santa Monica, CA 90403 http://www.vmsplay.com