United States Military Academy at West Point Enhances its Desktop Alert Mass Notification Platform with The FCN Total Alert Solution

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This new feature of using Giant Voice and internal alert beacons increases the Alerting Solution capabilities provided by Desktop Alert.

Washington, DC FCN Technologies today announced that The United States Military Academy at West Point has selected Desktop Alert, Inc. for expansion of their alert and recall automation infrastructure.

The installation of the system will bring USMA in compliance with DOD 2000.16 (DoD Antiterrorism Standards, Standard 16), DA Regulation (AR525-27, Army Emergency Management, Chapter 6), and Joint Staff Integrated Vulnerability Assessment (JSIVA) recommendations (September 2006).

Essential for incident management at a command post is the ability to reach a significant number of people in a given area with Giant Voice speaker systems and Internal Alert Beacons. The enhanced system takes into consideration that individuals may not have electronic devices, be at a computer or hear a device ring if there is a large amount of background noise. This new feature of using Giant Voice and internal alert beacons increases the Alerting Solution capabilities provided by Desktop Alert.

This system upgrade of Giant Voice and Alert Beacons will supply the capability to provide real-time information to all building occupants or personnel in the immediate vicinity of a building during emergency situations. The system meets the criteria contained in the Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) 4-021-01, Design and O&M: Mass Notification Systems.

Throughout the installation at West Point, various locations can activate prerecorded messages or send live voice messages to any location using radio, pop-up or phone messages. West Point, with the use of the enhanced FCN Total Alert Solution, has the capability to notify all first responders of specific building alerts, severe weather alerts, terrorist threats and much more.

"We are appreciative for selection of Desktop Alert and the FCN Total Alert Solution. Desktop Alert appreciates the opportunity to serve our nation's future leaders today with the tomorrow's next generation capability of mass notification. The Total Alert Solution incorporates modern communication devices to provide instant delivery of critical notification. This solution provides the Department of Defense with an affordable alternative to the much more expensive offerings from other providers. Desktop Alert is continuing to build a market presence throughout the United States, Europe, IRAQ, SWA and other OCONUS installations. Desktop Alert is emerging as the leader of fully capable and affordable mass notification technology," said David Zadick, President, Desktop Alert Inc.

About FCN:

FCN Technology Solutions (FCN) is full service solutions provider and a woman-owned, small business serving the Federal Government and surrounding Washington DC Metro area. We provide high quality engineering services, networking services, storage solutions, IT disaster recovery solutions, enterprise application development consultation services and products vital to the operations of the Federal Government. FCN retains best-in-class Systems Engineers, Account Managers, Sales Engineers, Subject Matter Experts and Consulting teams that are certified on the products and services that we provide.

For more information on FCN, please visit http://www.fcnit.com

About Desktop Alert:

DTA is a recognized leader providing enterprise-class, network-centric emergency notification systems to government, Military, and commercial organizations. Worldwide organizations such as the Multi-National Forces in IRAQ, The U.S. Air Force, The U.S. Army, The National Guard and many more now utilize the DTA unified mass notification system for emergency alerting and critical communication requirements. During a notification, 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.

For more information on Desktop Alert, please visit http://www.desktopalert.net.


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