Having served at Headquarters, United States Air Force in Europe (USAFE) at Ramstein where US and NATO forces work and live together, I know how important it is to have a highly dependable alert notification and recall system. Accurate and timely Desktop Alert information will play an important role in helping maintain the readiness USAFE's
Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 17, 2009
FCN Technologies today announced that Ramstein Air Base, Headquarters for the United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) and also a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) installation, has selected Desktop Alert, Inc. for expansion of their alert and recall automation infrastructure.
"Having served at Headquarters, United States Air Force in Europe (USAFE) at Ramstein where US and NATO forces work and live together, I know how important it is to have a highly dependable alert notification and recall system. Accurate and timely Desktop Alert information will play an important role in helping maintain the readiness USAFE's "Freedom's Guardians" are charged to provide," said General Lance W. Lord, USAF (Ret.).
The desktop alerts appear as pre-defined or on-the-fly pop-up windows which force immediate attention to workstation receiving the message with instructions for the action(s) to be taken. A video, audio, image and/or verbal alert automatically sound/appear over the computer's monitor and speakers. Alerts are received base-wide within an average of one minute after the alert is sent.
Ramstein Air Base, Germany, serves as headquarters for U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) and is also a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) installation. The host unit at Ramstein is the 86th Airlift Wing, whose mission is the operation and maintenance of airlift assets composed of C-130s, C-20s, C-21s, a C-37 and a C-40 throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The 86th Airlift Wing commander also serves as the Kaiserslautern Military Community (KMC) commander. Also residing at Ramstein is the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing, whose mission focuses on base-support.
The host unit is the 86th Airlift Wing (86 AW), whose commander also serves as the Kaiserslautern Military Community commander. The 86th Airlift Wing is composed of four groups, 16 squadrons and three bases in Germany, Spain and Belgium. Its mission is the operation and maintenance of airlift assets consisting of C-130Es, C-20s, C-21s, C-40B and C-37A Gulfstream aircraft throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Also residing at Ramstein is the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing (formerly the 435th Air Base Wing) (435 AGOW), which focuses on base-support responsibilities within the KMC. It is composed of five groups and 20 squadrons. The wing provides rapid mobility and agile combat support for military operations, and maintains expeditionary forces and infrastructure. Ramstein's wings are assigned to the newly created HQ Air Command Europe also headquartered at Ramstein AB.
The Desktop Alert Enterprise Edition Platform will guarantee alerts are served to thousands of personnel and machines with critical content delivery. Desktop Alert is built on the Microsoft .Net Platform. Desktop Alert's open systems architecture will continue to manage the fabric of rapidly evolving alert, notification and response technologies. Desktop Alert integrates with numerous 3rd party vendor technology and our focus is to integrate with and support customers existing mass notification capabilities such as giant voice, siren systems, public address, intrusion and alarm systems, surveillance systems and more.
"Ramstein Air Base is the European Headquarters for The United States Air Force. This selection is a ringing endorsement of our company and product capabilities and Desktop Alert is uniquely qualified to respond to the task at hand," said Howard Ryan, CEO and Founder Desktop Alert Inc. "Our company is experiencing significant adoption as the standard for IP-Based mass notification here in the United States and we will work to that end within the Department of Defense for similar expansion opportunities in Europe and beyond. What is especially gratifying about this award is that Ramstein Air Base conducted what amounted to a thorough evaluation/vetting process of all qualified mass notification vendors over a period of three years. This process included on-network testing and evaluation of all qualified DoD vendors' technological capabilities."
"For Ramstein Air Base the FCN 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.
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.
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About Desktop Alert:
Worldwide U.S. Military organizations such as The United States National Guard, The United States Air Force Academy, The United States Military Academy at West Point, Multi-National Forces in IRAQ, The U.S. Air Force, The U.S. Army now utilize the DTA mass notification platform daily for their organizations emergency communication requirements. 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.