Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited (THESL) recently implemented Buffalo Computer Graphics’ DLAN software to help improve overall situational awareness during incidents. Using DLAN’s core configuration tools, THESL was able to tailor their system to meet their specific needs and workflows. By choosing a dashboard-driven approach over the typical menu-driven navigation, THESL created a very simplified environment for users to view information pertinent to their specific role and complete tasks without the need for formal training.
DLAN team utilizes CenturyLink's scalable cloud services to provide 24/7 accessibility to mission-critical information.
Ventura County Office of Emergency Services (OES) simplifies public notifications using DisasterLAN (DLAN), which allows them to automatically push incident information to a public facing incident map saving time and ensuring the public is always viewing the most up-to-date information.
Buffalo Computer Graphics makes the 2019 Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies
Buffalo Computer Graphics, Inc. (BCG) is proud to be a part of the Inc. Magazine’s 2019 list of America’s Fasting-Growing Private Companies.
Rochester Minnesota’s commitment to preparedness paid off as they were able to easily visualize all likely scenarios and prepare accordingly. With proper planning and the right system, Rochester Minnesota was able to efficiently respond to a rapidly changing situation and keep their community safe.
BCG is committed to continually updating and enhancing the DLAN system. Over the past few months, BCG has added several powerful tools to the system. This includes enhancements to task management, mapping, workflows, and personnel tracking. Combined these tools work to create a robust, unified tool for emergency preparedness, response, and overall situational awareness.
Penn State University Emergency Operations Center (EOC) recently expanded its use of DLAN to include all home football games and other large on campus events. DLAN keeps all stakeholders informed and includes all the tools necessary to move from event monitoring to emergency activation.
Colgate University used their full scale inter-agency emergency management exercise as an opportunity to test some of the newest DLAN Features. Specifically, they utilized the Mobile Responder App and GIS Premium to improve field coordination and situational awareness.
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.
"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.