We are committed to providing early detection of potential threats to human, animal and plant life while empowering corporations, government organizations, NGOs and global citizens with trusted and actionable information. The GSA provides an easy way for clients to access VeraSight Global.
Seattle (Vocus) May 7, 2009
Prepared Response, Inc., the leading provider of emergency preparedness and response solutions, today announced it is now a reseller of Veratect Corporation's VeraSight™ Global (VSG) pandemic data reporting system through the federal government's General Services Administration (GSA). This particular contract program also allows state and local governments to acquire Veratect's solutions through the GSA under the Local Preparedness Acquisition Act.
VeraSight Global is a web-based data reporting system that provides access to a real-time display of disease events worldwide together with analytical reporting, event histories, regional summaries, and situational awareness of other events in the vicinity from any other event of interest. This service provides current information for early indications and warnings of disease threats to humans, animals, and plants. Users can filter the output by data range, location, severity, disease and disease type. Prepared Response has conducted pandemic influenza and bio-emergency awareness and planning courses at facilities across the country.
"VeraSight Global was used to help detect the worldwide outbreak of the H1N1 influenza otherwise known as swine flu," said Bob Hart, president and CEO of Veratect. "We are committed to providing early detection of potential threats to human, animal and plant life while empowering corporations, government organizations, NGOs and global citizens with trusted and actionable information. The GSA provides an easy way for clients to access VeraSight Global."
Veratect's public health experts and regional analysts incorporate data from more than 40,000 original sources in more than 30 languages for the company's unique 24-hour tracking and comprehensive reporting services. The company's exclusive methodology targets local sources, which often report the signs of disease outbreaks before being officially diagnosed.
"Prepared Response is pleased to be a reseller of this important and timely early detection data reporting system," said Jim Finnell, president and CEO of Prepared Response. "Veratect has created a cutting-edge platform that provides users with a real-time display of emerging risks such as diseases and civil unrest that can help assist with planning and response."
Prepared Response's Rapid Responder crisis management system provides first responders with secure and instant access to critical facility information during an emergency. The solution is being used by 626 first responder agencies and is deployed in nearly 15,000 facilities nationwide including schools, airports, hotels, stadiums, hospitals, convention centers and other critical infrastructure across the country. Rapid Responder is the only crisis management system certified as "Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology" through the US Department of Homeland Security's SAFETY Act program. Rapid Responder is endorsed by the National Sheriffs Association and was the featured solution in the 2007 Harvard Noblis Award for Innovations in Homeland Security. Prepared Response also provides National Incident Management System (NIMS) training and other emergency preparedness consulting services for facility and school officials.
About Prepared Response, Inc.
Prepared Response Inc. develops emergency preparedness solutions that enable police, fire, and other emergency responders to save lives and mitigate property damage. The company's flagship product, Rapid Responder®, runs on laptop computers and allows first responders to instantly access secure, critical facility information including tactical, site and floor plans, aerial and 360 degree imagery, interior and exterior photos, staging areas, hazardous materials locations, utility shut-offs, and evacuation routes for virtually any facility. Rapid Responder is endorsed by the National Sheriffs' Association and is certified as a "Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology" through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's SAFETY Act program. The Rapid Responder system protects nearly 15,000 facilities and is currently deployed in educational facilities, public buildings, critical infrastructure, and private facilities across the U.S.
The privately held company, headquartered in Seattle, Washington, was formed in September 2000. Additional information can be found at http://www.preparedresponse.com or by calling 1-800-705-1856.
About Veratect Corporation
Veratect was established in 2007 to provide the earliest detection of potential threats to human, animal and plant life while empowering corporations, government organizations, NGOs and global citizens with trusted and actionable information. By identifying risks early, actions can be taken that can save lives, enable effective loss control, preserve business processes, safeguard supply chain operations and facilities, and better manage financial reporting and insurance coverage.
Public health and government agencies interested in receiving full reports from Veratect on disease-related events should contact Mark Cole at 425-281-5276.
Journalists interested in more information about Veratect should contact Jennifer Gehrt, with Communiqué Public Relations at +1 (206) 282-4923 ext. 112 or via e-mail for more information.