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VoiceGate and CriSys Announce Strategic Alliance
World Conference on Disaster Management Chosen to Announce “Best of Breed” Intelligent First Responder / Emergency Preparedness Solution

VoiceGate Corporation and CriSys Limited today announced a strategic partnership to bring VoiceGate's Emergency e-Response Mass Notification Dialer technology to CriSys' Xpert Fire Computer-Aided Dispatch system.

VoiceGate’s Emergency e-Response mass-message notification system is designed to open industry standards and is capable of delivering messages to thousands of people simultaneously, on multiple devices: phone, cell phone, answering machine, voice mail, fax, SMS, pager, or any internet ready device.

The Emergency e-Response is an Emergency Notification/Business Continuity Planning tool built to Police and Military specifications and is capable of supporting GIS-based automated notification campaigns. This feature is a critical component when managing emergencies within municipality, campus, city, state and federal settings. Geographic target areas can be selected on a mapped area and the system will call and certify delivery of messages to any phone, pager, cell phone, PDA, e-mail address, loud speaker or Giant Voice system located within that area where presence can be established.

CriSys Limited’s Xpert Fire, Xpert Police, Xpert EMS and Xpert Disaster systems facilitate the ability to plan and manage emergencies for municipalities, universities, state and federal government and corporations. The Xpert systems provide Police forces, Fire-Rescue services and EMS agencies with a complete set of tools for call processing, unit dispatch and incident management, as well as personnel management (including duty scheduling), pre-incident data management, and equipment and supplies management. 

"For the first time, communities will have automated emergency mass notification capability built right into their 9-1-1 call-handling and management system" said Paul Perryman, President of VoiceGate Corporation.  "Evacuation notices can now be conducted faster and with much better targeted control based on the improved communication and call handling between the people managing the emergency and the first responders or “feet on the street”.

"This partnership will be a boon to communities" added Dale Paus, President of CriSys.  "The Fire-Rescue Service is already the 'keeper of the (emergency) plan’ in most cases and are usually the first ones to be aware of a situation requiring an area evacuation.  Integrating these two capabilities means that emergency centre managers will not only be able to automate the notification process, they will be able to do so quicker than in the past and more accurately"

Crisis and VoiceGate envision the “twinning” of their technologies will deliver a much needed “best in class” solution to any organization or group with a requirement to centrally manage, automate and coordinate the development, buy-in and successful execution of emergency response and business continuity plans.

About CriSys Limited
CriSys Limited was established in 1990 to produce “best of breed” computer systems for Police, Fire-Rescue, Ambulance and Disaster Response agencies.  It’s multi-agency, multi-jurisdiction Xpert  family of public safety applications serve more than 2.8 million citizens in over 150 communities from more than twenty 9-1-1 centers,  Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, it also has an office in Washington, DC. 
Contact: Dale Paus, President at (905) 474-9111 ext. 26 or dpaus@crisys.com

About VoiceGate Corporation
VoiceGate Corporation, founded in 1980 is an innovative leader in the voice processing, call logging, and instant wireless messaging industry.  VoiceGate is a privately owned Canadian Corporation with its head office and design facility located in Richmond Hill, Ontario.  It also has offices in the United States and India.  Sold and supported worldwide, its powerful Integrated Communications Server family of products incorporates leading edge, standards-based modular architecture, open platforms, and years of customer design input.  Working with its partners to deliver “best in class” communications solutions, its product offerings cover virtually all messaging and call processing applications.  From speech enabled voice mail to integrated instant wireless messaging, to call accounting, emergency preparedness / business continuity management telephone dialing engines and voice logging, VoiceGate has a solution to fit the smallest SOHO application to the largest most complicated central office based installations.  VoiceGate’s diverse customer base includes government, medical, ISPs, education, emergency response, military, public safety, utility, transportation, and business industries.

For more information:
Contact, VoiceGate
Product Manager
905-508-0355 / 1-800-668-2387
please visit http://www.voicegate.com

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