Atlas Telecom wins US$17 million military radio contract

EmerGeo Solution Worldwide Inc’s joint venture partner, Atlas Telecom, has won a 63 million Dirham (approx US$17 million) communications contract in the United Arab Emirates. 

More information is available in this article from Gulf News:
http://gulfnews.com/business/features/atlas-telecom-wins-military-radio-contract-1.767440

Idex 2011

Major-General Ahmad Naser Al Raisi, Director-General of Central Operations of Abu Dhabi Police, receives an award from Saeed Al Mutawa, Chairman, EmerGeo Solutions of Atlas Telecom. Image Credit: Abdul Rahman/Gulf News.

EmerGeo Fusionpoint to Support US-Canada Cross Border Exercise

Windsor, Ontario – February 22-25, 2011 – Windsor and area train for terrorist attacks, chemical assaults.

This four-day training exercise, dubbed Exercise Central Gateway 1, is meant to enhance the region’s ability to prepare for and respond to both natural and man-made disasters.

Read more from the Windsor Star: 
http://www.windsorstar.com/news/Windsor+area+train+terrorist+attacks+chemical+assaults/4279526/story.html#ixzz1DxeG3OKq

Press Release

Issued February 17, 2011 (Essex County)

EXERCISE CENTRAL GATEWAY 1

On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, February 22-24, 2011, various officials and staffs of The County of Essex, Municipalities of LaSalle, Essex, Tecumseh, the City of Windsor and the City of Detroit, as well as a large number of community partners such as the Canadian Red Cross, 211 Call Centre, Social Services and Hotel Dieu-Grace Hospital, provincial and federal departments (CRDC, CBSA, Environment Canada, Transport Canada, RCMP, MTO, OPP), the University of Windsor and private industry will participate in Exercise CENTRAL GATEWAY 1.This is an annual municipal/regional training exercise that has been developed to test the various aspects of emergency preparedness, emergency response plans and mutual aid capabilities across Windsor and Essex County as well as across international boundaries.

The exercise, based upon a series of escalating criminal and domestic terrorist events over the three-day period, will begin with the initial incident at approximately 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 22, in Windsor’s west end. On this day of the exercise an incident site/field exercise area will be established using a training chemical hauler and requiring the deployment of fire, police, EMS and HazMat teams. The field site, located in the vicinity of the Morton Terminal and the Windsor-Detroit Truck Ferry, will be supported by the Exercise Coordination Centre, Town of LaSalle and Town of Tecumseh Emergency Operations Centres (EOCs) that will be using and training with WebEOC/EmerGeo/Fusion Point, a recently acquired emergency information management software application. A Reception and Community Shelter Centre will be established at the WFCU Arena and staffed by the Red Cross and Social Services. An additional incident involving police and specialty teams will occur in the area of Tecumseh later that day. All exercise activities for the day will conclude around 4:00 p.m.

 Wednesday, February 23, will see a continuation of the terrorist threat and response incidents in the vicinity of the Morton Docks and Terminal, among a number of buildings waiting demolishing along the proposed Windsor-Essex County Parkway, and at the Coxon Towing Services Yard at Manning Road and the 401. These field exercise sites will involve police, fire, EMS and Hazmat specialty teams from the local, provincial and federal agencies with coordination and support from the City of Windsor, City of Detroit and Essex County EOCs using WebEOC/EmerGeo/Fusion Point software applications in their operations cycles. The field exercises will run from approximately 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the latest. There will also be a Reception and Shelter Centre set up for this day at the Harrow Arena to assist a minor emergency event that will occur in the community of Harrow.

On Thursday, February 24, the Town of Essex EOC will be set up from approximately 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. to support the ongoing series of field exercises from the previous day. The general theme for this day of the exercise will be the coordination of ongoing response and recovery operations, mutual aid and support and recovery operations across the region. All exercise main events and activities will end by 4:00 p.m. thereby allowing for the redeployment of out-of-region staff and resources back to their home bases that evening and throughout the next day, Friday, February 25.

For further information please contact the following exercise coordinators: 

  • CBSAWindsor-St.Clair Region Media Relations -519 967 4300
  • Capabilities Based Planning (CBP) Project Manager - L. Tom St.Onge - 905 467 2314
  • University of Windsor – Dayo Kefentse, Manager of News Services -519-253-3000 ext 3241
  • Windsor Police Services Exercise activities – Sgt. Brett Corey – 519-981-3900 (cell) or 519-255-6700 ext 4250 (office)
  • Reception and Shelter CentreDonna Girard – 519-791-5216
  • St. John Ambulance – John Nayduk – 519-971-9602
  • Town of Tecumseh Exercise – Fire Chief Doug Pitre – 519-979-4041 ext 10
  • City of Windsor Exercise – Fire Chief Dave Fields – 519-253-6573
  • Town of Essex Exercise – Fire Chief Ed Pillon – 519-776-6476 ext 11
  • Town of LaSalle Exercise – Deputy Fire Chief Dave Sutton – 519-966-0744

For Essex County and any general exercise details – Essex County Emergency Management Coordinator, Phil Berthiaume – 519-776-2024.

IDEX 2011 (Abu Dhabi)

Abu Dhabi, UAE – February 20-24, 2011 – The International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) is the largest defence and security event in the Middle East and North African region. IDEX 2011 will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

Over 900 companies will participate at IDEX 2011 and EmerGeo will be exhibiting its latest Fusionpoint Crisis Management and Mapping applications at the Lockheed Martin booth (#02-B10) and Atlas Telecom booth (#04-B10).

More conference information is available at http://www.idexuae.ae/.

EmerGeo Speaking at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) & Disaster Response Operations Conference (India)

Mumbai, India – February 14-15, 2011 – The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) & Disaster Response Operations Conference is designed to address emerging trends in comprehensive emergency & disaster management systems, integration of Critical Infrastructures and key resources (such as power, atomic stations, bridges, dams, oil installations, gas pipe lines etc), and role of the EOC.

Stakeholders from Government (including all 14 emergency service function agencies) and the private sector need to follow standardized emergency response management procedures and practices and sharpen their “group skills” through exercising and training on regular basis.

Global experts, including EmerGeo’s representative (Mr. Bryce Mitchell) will speak on: technology (emergency communication, intelligent decision support systems), interoperability and scalability issues connected with EOC design. Day-1 of the conference includes experts from Illinois Fire Service Institute (USA), along with Mr. M V Deshmukh (Director, State Fire Service, MH) deliberating on Emergency & Disaster Pre-Event Planning, Initial Response, Critical Decision-making and Multi-State Response in four separate breakout sessions. Day-2 of the conference is devoted to EOC design, operation and management.

More conference information is available at http://respect.org.in/icerdm/conference_agenda.php.

EmerGeo Signs $310,000 Contract with SecureTech

Vancouver, B.C., – February 1, 2011 – EmerGeo Solutions Worldwide Inc. (TSX-V: EMG), a leading provider of emergency management software, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary EmerGeo Software Solutions Middle East LLC has secured a C$310,000 contract with SecureTech to implement its EmerGeo Fusionpoint and integrated mapping software. The software will be used by an important government client in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region for emergency response operations. 

EmerGeo’s software has been implemented in several agencies in the Middle East and, building on recent successful deployments, continues to evolve as the standard crisis management and interoperability platform for all agencies involved in emergency planning, training, response and security operations.

“We are extremely pleased to secure this important contract”, said Michael Morrow, Presidentof EmerGeo Solutions. “The EmerGeo Fusionpoint software has been proven effective at not only tracking critical information on incidents, resources, facilities and response activities but also fusing together critical data from diverse systems that our customers have invested in”, explains Morrow. 

EmerGeo has vast international crisis management and event experience, applying best practices and open technology solutions through work with a range of government and industry organizations around the world.

EmerGeo’s Fusionpoint™ dashboard provides decision-makers with situation awareness and real-time communications.

  

About EmerGeo

EmerGeo develops emergency management software solutions and provides consulting services and support to government and industry around the world.  EmerGeo’s Fusionpoint™ and emergency mapping applications are used to log, track and communicate critical information required by emergency and security personnel.  By leveraging open web standards, EmerGeo’s software brings together data from dispatch, crisis management, mapping, camera and other third-party systems, providing a common operating picture.  EmerGeo’s technology and people have been at the forefront of some of the world’s largest disasters and are proven effective in helping government and industry to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to and recover from potential or actual incidents, natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or pre-planned events.

 About EmerGeo Software Solutions Middle East LLC

A strategic partnership between EmerGeo and Atlas Telecom that leverages the expertise of EmerGeo and the regional success of Atlas Telecom in delivering mission critical solutions.

 About SecureTech

Founded in 2001, SecureTech (ST) is one the leading Information and Communication Technology (ICT) service providers in the UAE. Equipped with skilled resources and state-of-the-art infrastructure, SecureTech provides clients with robust, cost-effective and secure IT solutions. SecureTech provides specialized services when it comes to Security and Protection, armed with sophisticated security devices which includes but not limited to Security Cameras, Surveillance equipments, homeland security products, self Defense Products for the State Police and Military. In addition to security services, SecureTech serves another domain which includes Data Center Implementation, Disaster Recovery, Storage Services and tailored solutions. SecureTech always prefers to be the first in customer’s choice, thereby keeping in line with quality frameworks and industry-wide best practices.  More information on SecureTech is available at http://www.securetech.ae.

 

On behalf of the Board of Directors

EMERGEO SOLUTIONS WORLDWIDE INC.

 

“Michael Morrow”

 Michael Morrow, President

For more information contact the Company at:

Telephone:        (001) 604-681-0989
Facsimile:         (001) 604-681-0079

Email:               info@emergeo.com

Website:           http://www.emergeo.com

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