Emergency Interoperability Summit 2009 - Facilitating Emergency Response Using Open Standards, 30 September - 1 October, Baltimore, MD

Interoperability Demonstration Participants

You can visit these companies' web sites by clicking on their logos, or drop by their demonstrations at the event.


  • AtHoc

    AtHoc is the pioneer and recognized leader in providing enterprise-class, network-centric emergency notification systems to military, government and commercial organizations. AtHoc's products are used for physical security, force protection and personnel accountability, recall and regulatory compliance. Millions of end users worldwide, in organizations such as the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, NASA, Microsoft, Boeing and PricewaterhouseCoopers, rely on AtHoc's unified management systems for their emergency alerting and critical communication needs. AtHoc has partnered with market leaders including Microsoft, Cisco, Dell, Harris, Siemens, Avaya, Lockheed Martin and others to bring these notification solutions to the public and commercial markets.

  • Desktop Alert

    Desktop Alert (DTA) is the new standard for network-centric emergency mass notification systems used by the United States National Guard nationwide. Worldwide military, industrial and commercial organizations such as 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, Hospital Corporation of America, and many more now utilize the DTA mass notification platform daily for their organizations emergency communication requirements.

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency/U.S. Department of Homeland Security

    The DM Program provides two upgraded systems supporting responders:

    1. DM-OPEN - message broker offering non-proprietary interfaces for exchanging Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) Messages, Non-Weather Emergency Messages (NWEM), and Emergency Data Exchange Language (EDXL-DE) Messages. EDXL-DE messages transport NIEM IEPD defined messages as well as EDXL HAVE and Resource messages.
    2. DM-Framework - user interface to access messages routed through DM-OPEN and tools to facilitate real time collaboration and communication in response to incidents and disasters.

    Together they support responders by providing transport and visual access for NIEM and OASIS messages within the DM architecture and cross-network/system shareability.

  • Google

    Google Crisis Response Team develops, maintains, and optimizes a worldwide, rapid-deployment protocol to speed the dissemination of situational information and increase the efficacy of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Preparedness & Response (HADPR) activities in response to quick-onset disasters and humanitarian crises.

  • National Weather Service

    The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy. NWS data and products form a national information database and infrastructure which can be used by other governmental agencies, the private sector, the public, and the global community.

  • Warning Systems

    Warning Systems, Inc. (WSI) provides public alert and notification products that leverage the power of Internet standards to enable faster, smarter, and more secure emergency management. Since 1991, government agencies, military installations, broadcasters, chemical manufacturers, emergency managers and communities have relied on WSI to meet their critical communications challenges. WSI's OnAlert® and AdaptAlertTM radio frequency activation systems are compliant with the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) standard and have been tested by FEMA for use with the national Emergency Alert System. WSI's Tone Alert Receivers were engineered to meet the rugged requirements of the US Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP).


  • CellCast Technologies

    CellCast Technologies, LLC is the provider of the CellCast Aggregator/GatewayTM and the emergency message originator, EAGLE Alerts. Its CellCast Aggregator/GatewayTM provides the functionality and interoperability required for CMAS and continues to be used in the longest running cell broadcasting demonstration in the US. CellCast technology has been successfully tested overseas and will soon be deployed in several countries. EAGLE and the Aggregator/GatewayTM have been successfully evaluated by the NIMS STEP Program; participant in FEMA DM-OPEN and in the DHS S&T DAWS technology demos. Both applications are compliant with the OASIS standards for CAP v1.1, CAP v1.2, EDXL-DE and NOAA's HazCollect.

  • Evolution Technologies

    Evolution Technologies, a Small Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOB), provides expertise in all phases of delivery and engagement, providing comprehensive services in the Public and Private sectors. Our experience in Disaster Management, Emergency Communications Standards, Interoperability, Security, Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing leverages decades of subject matter expertise to provide you with optimal solutions.

  • MyStateUSA

    MyStateUSA is an Interoperable, First Responder Communication, Public Warning, Information Sharing and Coordination System. Using a hierarchical web-based infrastructure system, MyStateUSA enables any agency or jurisdiction to immediately disseminate information to all levels of government and concerned citizens via multiple communication methods. MyStateUSA applications are NIMS, CAP 1.1, CAP 1.2, and NIEM compliant.

    MyStateUSA was contracted by Sandia National Laboratories for a 12 state Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) pilot through December 31, 2007. MyStateUSA Amber Alert system has been successful in Arizona since November, 2006. MyStateUSA participated in the Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration 2007 (CWID) , receiving IAEM Technology and Innovation Award and Federal CIO “Best Emerging Technologies” Award.
  • Safe Environment Engineering

    Safe Environment Engineering, L.P. is a 16 year old engineering R&D firm. The Company began by developing technologies for monitoring personnel during OSHA regulated confined space activities. Over time and through applications research Safe Environment has established itself as a leading provider of personnel and personal monitoring solutions for a wide range of customer driven markets.

    The Company has 3 inter related business units focusing on sensor telemetry systems, interactive voice and data personal safety systems and vehicle based command and control installations.

    Safe Environment is dedicated to the development of uncomplicated, interoperable, and effective wireless telemetry and network systems.

  • Solace Systems

    Solace Systems is the leading provider of hardware-based middleware, delivering message routers that enable computer systems to share and distribute information at very high speed. Solace's message routers are 10 to 100 times faster than competitive solutions, with performance that's consistent even in the most demanding circumstances.

  • TeleCommunication Systems

    TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) engineers and delivers highly reliable wireless communications technology. TCS is a global leader in wireless text messaging and location-based technology, including E9-1-1 services and commercial applications like navigation that use the precise location of a wireless device, and secure satellite-based communications systems and services. Customers include leading wireless and VoIP carriers around the world, cable MSOs, automotive telematics vendors, and agencies of the U.S. Departments of Defense, State, and Homeland Security. TCS is one of six primary vendors on a $5 billion Army Worldwide Satellite Systems Contract vehicle. For more information, visit www.telecomsys.com.