State of Maine Forest Service Extends 3-Year Agreement to Global Relief Technologies (GRT) for RDMS 6.0 on Android Operating System

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Global Relief Technologies (GRT) core competency is designing, developing and supporting cutting-edge Total Enterprise Mobile Field-Data Workflow Technology Solutions. To date, Rapid Data Management System (RDMS) by GRT has improved Maine Forest Ranger field productivity by over 50% for the State of Maine Forest Service.

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The Maine Forest Service uses RDMS technology to improve and enhance their daily operations.

Rapid Data Management System (RDMS) has greatly enhanced Maine Forest Ranger field productivity by over 50%

Global Relief Technologies (GRT), a global leader in Total Enterprise Mobile Field-Data Workflow Technology Solutions, recently signed a 3-year agreement with the State of Maine Forest Service for GRT’s Rapid Data Management System (RDMS) 6.0 running on the Android Operating System (OS). The State of Maine Forest Service will utilize GRT’s Rapid Data Management System (RDMS) 6.0 running the Android OS on all their Casio Commando mobile devices with mobile connectivity for GRT’s RDMS 6.0 being delivered by GRT’s strategic business partner Verizon Wireless on their world-class wireless network.

Global Relief Technologies (GRT) has worked with the State of Maine Forest Service since 2009. All of the Maine Forest Rangers have been utilizing PDA’s running Rapid Data Management System (RDMS) by GRT and to date Maine Forest Rangers have completed over a hundred thousand RDMS assessments with nearly all of the Maine Forest Rangers using GRT’s RDMS technology every day. The Maine Forest Rangers are using RDMS to do all Field Inspection Reports, which include timber harvesting compliance checks, all-terrain vehicle (ATV) registrations, illegal dumping sites, burning permits, water quality inspections, timber theft, timber trespass, railroad right of way, and property inspections. Since July 2010, the State of Maine Forest Service has conducted over 125,000 inspections using Rapid Data Management System (RDMS) by GRT and over 700 “Wildfire Situation Reports.” Maine Forest Rangers use the RDMS system to send in the Wildfire Situation Reports when arriving at the scene of a wildfire. This provides the Maine Forest Service operations command staff an up-to-date situation status of all wildfires statewide 100% real-time through the RDMS system.

According to Jeffrey Currier of the State of Maine Forest Service, “Rapid Data Management System (RDMS) by GRT has greatly enhanced Maine Forest Ranger field productivity by over 50%. Ranger supervisors are able to more closely monitor Ranger activities and provide more timely guidance.” Currier went on to say, “Maine Forest Rangers are also using the text message and cellular phone capabilities to communicate more effectively.”

The Maine Forest Rangers are using the text messaging features of Rapid Data Management System (RDMS) by Global Relief Technologies (GRT) for general messages to Forest Rangers in the field, National Weather Service warnings watches and advisories, notification of open burning permits from their statewide online burning permit system, and critical staffing and emergency alert messages. Maine Forest Rangers are also using the RDMS ALERT function as an officer safety geographic position notification tool.

Michael Gray, President & CEO of Global Relief Technologies (GRT) had this to say, “The State of Maine Forest Service and the Maine Forest Rangers have been an exceptional business partner. They have proven how effective RDMS is at increasing labor productivity, simplifying work processes, and improving overall operational efficiencies. We are excited about how comprehensively the Maine Forest Rangers use RDMS and we look forward to continued collaboration with them to expand upon RDMS capabilities to further improve their workflow processes.”

Rapid Data Management System (RDMS) by GRT is a flexible and adaptable Total Enterprise Mobile Field-Data Workflow Technology Solution which provides the ability for field personnel (mobile workforces) to quickly and accurately collect, transfer and analyze data. RDMS by GRT features include an easy-to-use intuitive graphical user interface, 100% real-time two way communication, a Workflow Rules-Engine which guarantees structured data validation and improved accuracy in the data collection process, complete GPS/GIS integrated mapping capabilities, the ability to work in a connected and/or disconnected environment, as well as the ability to be configured without difficulty to meet each user’s specific requirements while maintaining the highest levels of security. RDMS by GRT also offers the necessary ability for Emergency Response Management, Disaster Recovery Teams, or those requiring immediate communications to stay connected 24/7 with the option of using Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) Satellite Communications when wireless or other modes of connection are not available.

Rapid Data Management System (RDMS) by GRT provides Operations and Management personnel the ability to access, manage, analyze, and share key data and business information. Armed with this real-time information, authorized personnel can accelerate business and operational decisions, can significantly improve operational productivity and performance, and can allocate resources more effectively. The RDMS technology solution offered by GRT offers organizations and companies the ability to deliver an exceptional Return on Investment (ROI) as they improve business process workflows and collect structured accurate data from the field.

ABOUT GLOBAL RELIEF TECHNOLOGIES
Global Relief Technologies (GRT) core competency is designing, developing and supporting cutting-edge Total Enterprise Mobile Field-Data Workflow Technology Solutions. GRT’s proprietary Rapid Data Management System (“RDMS”) technology (1) is easy to use, configure, and integrate, (2) is highly secure, adaptable, and customizable, and (3) offers exceptional real-time mobile field-data collection, communication and collaboration capabilities. Since 2005, RDMS by GRT has proven to perform successfully in normal to extreme work environments all over the world, and is being utilized by the United States Navy, the United States Marine Corp (USMC), the American Red Cross as well as AIR Worldwide (AIR), the Texas Division of Emergency Management, and Northeast Utilities. GRT is a Verizon Wireless Business Solution Alliance Partner, a Motorola Solutions Provider – Gold Level, and a member of the AT&T Industry and Mobility Alliance Program. Other formalized GRT strategic business partnerships include: Raytheon, GeoEye, Vizada as well as Dartmouth College, the American Institute for Research and the University of Texas at Austin. For more information about GRT and RDMS by GRT please visit the website: http://www.GRT.com

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