Interoperability is the key to large scale multi-jurisdictional responses. This paper will review some of the challenges BCG customers have faced with both external and internal interoperability challenges and how DLAN was able to meet these challenges. Specifically the paper will go over system to system, mapping, mass communication, and authentication or security challenges.
After a decade of using our competitors software, Ventura County Office of Emergency Services (OES) is the latest organization to switch to DisasterLAN (DLAN) for their emergency management needs.
BCG and FutureShield recently worked with Bruce Power to improve their Control Room Operations using DLAN.
BCG announces it has added a new capability to our radar simulator suite with the addition of a network interface for the Raytheon Synapsis radar and ECDIS.
Buffalo Computer Graphics (BCG) Inc. worked with Hillsborough County Public Schools to deliver a Desktop Ship Simulator system to Jefferson High School Maritime Program in Tampa, FL.
BCG worked with non-profit PHASTAR to deliver a two (2) station Desktop Ship Simulator system to the Davis Aerospace & Maritime High School in Cleveland, OH.
Buffalo Computer Graphics (BCG) Inc. announces it has added an ASTERIX radar interface capability to our line of radar simulators. BCG offers a turn-key, standalone ASTERIX radar simulator complete with our operator control software, MaST, and our proven radar simulation engine software. All elements are fully integrated into a Windows computer for plug-and-play use. For customers that already have a BCG radar simulator, an ASTERIX Interface option can be added.
Buffalo Computer Graphics (BCG) Inc. is now delivering a new model of our PCS-300 Radar Simulator that supports two radar antennas out of a single unit.
Buffalo Computer Graphics (BCG) Inc. has integrated, tested and delivered many of our simulation products using the Government’s Secure Host Baseline (SHB) Windows 10 operating system.
Buffalo Computer Graphics (BCG) Inc. has delivered a four (4) station Desktop Ship Simulator system to the Inlandboatmen’s Union ILWU Marine Division in San Pedro, CA.
Buffalo Computer Graphics (BCG) Inc. is pleased to announce a series of new contracts with the US Coast Guard, Army and Navy for support of their training and testing needs.
"Having the support of BCG and their partner FutureShield through the provision of the DLAN System for the Invictus Games was instrumental in the successful operations of the Invictus Games Main Operations Centre. The DLAN system was easy to use and allowed us to track activities and issues across the Games theatre and to communicate with our workforce out at venues, all key in operating a successful Games." - Dena Coward, Chief Operating Officer.
DLAN’s GIS Premium module now provides fully integrated world-wide live traffic monitoring for improved situational awareness. Other feeds that can be incorporated into GIS Premium include Aeris Weather, AVL Trackers, Mesonet Services, and many premium ESRI ArcGIS Server or ArcGIS Online services. These services are included free of charge for all DLAN GIS Premium customers.
During normal operations, when a user has to sign in to multiple accounts, it is a minor nuisance; during an activation, it ticks precious seconds off the clock. This problem is worsened by constant staff movement within an EOC brought on by shift changes, new staff coming in from external partners, and staff roles changing within the incident. Maintaining current accounts, creating new ones, and de-activating accounts on multiple applications can be a challenging task for any information technology personnel, but during the high-stress, high-stakes situation created by an emergency, it can be particularly daunting. DLAN 10.8 makes it much easier to stay on top of these personnel changes with our new user account Federation Services.
Expanding on work we released for Situation Reports and Phonebook earlier this year, DLAN 10.8 brings enhancements to Weather Monitoring, new Assessment Module features, and a brand new Preparedness Planning toolkit for our Ticket Manager Premium Module. The combination of these features makes it easy for operations staff to optimize their time spent planning for various incidents.
The City of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, will continue to use DisasterLAN (DLAN) as their incident management system after having used the system to manage the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games (PPAG). The City has been granted a license to the system as part of a legacy program enacted by DLAN developer, Buffalo Computer Graphics, Inc. (BCG), and its Canadian partner, FutureShield.