MINNEAPOLIS, 21 Aug. 2007. Amcom Software, a provider of mission critical communication software, has been selected to participate in the Red Cell project, a platform for the detection, response, and emergency communication associated with man-made and natural threats to public safety.
Amcom is providing the emergency notification software for the solution which will be demonstrated for the Institute for Defense and Homeland Security (IDHS) in September.
The objective of the Red Cell project is to ensure timely decision-making and rapid response in the event of man-made emergencies, such as chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive events. In addition, Red Cell may be used as a public safety service for natural disasters and as a complement to existing public notification systems.
Red Cell is built on a standards-based, net-centric framework that interconnects sensor networks and mobile phone users located in a specific geographical area (cell tower footprint).
Sensors detect deviations from baseline data and notify appropriate first response command and control personnel who can then take immediate action. As a leading provider of software products for emergency communications, Amcom will contribute both the software and expertise for managing key elements of the Red Cell emergency notification system.