BCG’s DisasterLAN (DLAN) software now integrates with Gridmetrics’ Power Event Notification System (PENS)
As we close out 2021, we would like to take some time to look back on all we have accomplished with the help of our DLAN community.
DLAN 12.4 speeds up ticket creation and management, extends AGO sharing abilities, expediates ICS form creation, and enhances multi-jurisdictional security.
DLAN 12.3 expands Phonebook & GIS integration, improves mini-map performance & functionality, and automates additional IAP functions. Together these enhancements make DLAN even easier to use and speed up data entry.
The 12.2 release of DLAN includes the newly added ability to filter asset reports on incidents and, to share asset reports as permanent feature layers in ArcGIS. Updates to GIS Premium mapping and Bed Tracking reports are among the other enhancements included.
DLAN users can now access OnSolve Critical Communications products from directly within the DLAN platform and will soon be able to access OnSolve Risk Intelligence. These enhancements will give DLAN users more choice on how to send notifications from within the DLAN system, and will create a unified response portal that simplifies the user experience.
DLAN’s newest release includes an updated look and feel for major areas of the system, as well as numerous module enhancements.
BCG’s new Communication Center Rule Engine is designed to help users more quickly triage important emails and other external information, such as forms. Chautauqua County (NY) Office of Emergency Services was able to immediately put this new function to use for daily COVID-19 safety procedures.
With the release of the COVID-19 vaccine, it is crucial to have the right tools to manage such a large scale vaccine distribution. DLAN has all the tools your team needs to address the issues of ordering and tracking POD supplies and collecting, aggregating, and displaying overall POD situational information.
New reporting features in the Asset Tracking and Streaming Video modules coupled with increased customization makes it easy to view the information you need. The new quick editor and other improvements throughout DLAN make the system faster than ever.
DLAN now includes improved security with multi-factor authentication.
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.
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.