Emergency notification software chosen for wireless system
Mission-critical communication software provider Amcom Software has been selected to provide emergency notification software for the Red Cell project—a platform for the detection, response and emergency communication associated with man-made and natural threats that will be demonstrated for the Institute for Defense and Homeland Security in September 2007. Led by systems integrator American Systems, the platform is built on a standards-based, net-centric framework that interconnects wireless sensor networks and mobile phone users located in a specific geographical area. Sensors will detect deviations from baseline data and notify appropriate first-response, command-and-control personnel who can then take action. The company said it would contribute the software and consultancy for managing key elements of the Red Cell emergency-notification system.