U.S. Air Force Continues To Proliferate The Desktop Alert Mass Notification Platform Now For The USAFE Wing Located at Morón Air Force Base Spain

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Desktop Alert continues to proliferate within the United States Air Force as a result of its highly capable and affordable mass notification platform. Across the globe more U.S. Air Force personnel than ever are using the Desktop Alert mass notification platform daily for force protection messages and the sending of emergency notifications to all IP-based devices.

Desktop Alert, Inc. a Premier Department of Defense Net-Centric Alert and Notification Technology being procured by the United States Air Force today announces the award of a network based alerting system acquisition supporting Morón Air Force Base in Spain. The base is located near the strategic Strait of Gibraltar and is a component of the United States Air Force Europe (USAFE.) Desktop Alert continues to be deployed within the United States Air Force as a result of its highly affordable feature rich mass notification platform. Across the globe more then ever U.S. Air Force personnel use the Desktop Alert mass notification platform daily for force protection and emergency notification management.

Morón Air Base began to function as an airfield in 1941 and was established to train fighter pilots for the Spanish Army Air Force. In 1953, the Spanish and American governments finalized agreements to establish a number of Spanish-American air bases, including Morón Air Base. Morón was one of three major USAF Cold War airbases in Spain, the others being Zaragoza Air Base near Zaragoza and Torrejón Air Base near Madrid. Construction efforts began in 1953 under the direction of the US Navy, taking over 3 years to complete.

"The selection of Desktop Alert for Morón Air Force Base demonstrates once again that Military Installations have affordable alternatives to the much more expensive legacy based network alerting systems previously procured within recent years. Before Desktop Alert was available, bases were limited to buying costly technology systems which necessitated exorbitant annual maintenance expenditures. No 'de facto' IP-based network alerting system has been nominated by the Department of Defense for use with the United States Air Force. After a full and comprehensive analytic review process Desktop Alert was chosen as the best and most affordable commercial off the shelf (COTS) mass notification system available for Morón Air Force Base. Desktop Alert is spreading throughout the United States, Europe, IRAQ and other OCONUS installations. Desktop Alert is emerging as a top leader for fully capable and affordable mass notification technology to Department of Defense organizations." said David Zadick, President, Desktop Alert Inc.

"Desktop Alert eliminates the need for unwarranted and prohibitive recurring maintenance costs because it is based on an open ended architecture accompanied by full source code disclosure to our clients. This transparency benefits U.S. Government system users. This excellent design results in about a ninety-percent savings per customer per year. Desktop Alert totally eliminates prohibitive maintenance costs associated with restrictive older technology platforms which lock their customers into a constant financial cycle of costly ongoing maintenance costs in order to maintain basic technical operation by paying vendors for technical support engineers. In comparison, a Desktop Alert customer spends an average of less then five thousand dollars yearly per server for system support and automatic software upgrades. Better quality products always cost less to maintain. There is no need to charge for what does not occur and this single factor makes Desktop Alert a most attractive and formidable offering to the DoD. The platform is intuitive, affordable and 99% of all updates are performed by those already provided by free Microsoft updates. Desktop Alert is proud of its growing list of clients and the past performance reports issued by these recent installations. The future for Desktop Alert is bright and exciting. The platform's ability to function has never been dependent on an update provided by Desktop Alert. That is a bold but accurate statement." said Howard Ryan, CEO, Desktop Alert Inc.

The Desktop Alert Enterprise Edition Server will guarantee alerts are served to all targeted personnel with critical content delivery in less then two minutes in most scenarios. Desktop Alert is built on the Microsoft .Net Platform. All Desktop Alert customers are provided with a copy of the source code for inspection. Desktop Alert's open systems architecture manages the fabric of rapidly evolving alert, notification and response technologies at numerous U.S. Air Force bases including the United States Air Force Academy for its .edu and .mil networks. Desktop Alert integrates with numerous 3rd party vendor notification products with a focus to integrate and support customers existing mass notification capabilities such as giant voice siren systems, public address, intrusion and alarm systems, surveillance systems and more.

Desktop Alerts' client application is built on Microsoft's Internet Explorer Browser. As such the client application never needs updating now or in the future by Desktop Alert in order to sustain functionality. This is crucial as the alert system is only as good as the client application which delivers the alert to a workstation or laptop. Microsoft handles all browser updates. To date Desktop Alert has never had to update a customer's client applications browser technology for military networks. This saves the Department of Defense an immense amount of money on unnecessary bloated recurring maintenance contracts. The U.S. Military response to our technology is indicative of their acknowledgment that Desktop Alert is a highly affordable mass notification platform. For example: McGuire Air Force Base has never needed an update to the Desktop Alert client application by Desktop Alert. The whole process is managed by Microsoft automatically at no charge!

About Desktop Alert, Inc.
The Desktop Alert Emergency Mass Notification System provides functions and triggers that interact with and bring crucial data to and from end-users based on end-user and/or management's predefined business rules and settings. Desktop Alert enables and provides all of the parts needed to execute controlled information management and content distribution.


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