WASHINGTON, April 6 /PRNewswire/ – FOSE — Wallace Wireless, the leading developer of wireless crisis communication software, today announced the release of the Wallace Emergency Locator (WEL). WEL combines powerful mapping technology from ESRI Technologies with Global Positioning Systems (GPS) location-based services. With the Wallace Emergency Locator, BlackBerry users can now locate key team members in a crisis and see their locations plotted on a single map. With one click of the BlackBerry handheld, users can request and receive back a map with highlighted team member locations.
The Wallace Emergency Locator works internationally with ESRI Technologies, a leading provider of GIS-based maps. According to Jonathon Spinney of ESRI, “Customers have been looking for an integrated wireless mapping solution, and WEL for the BlackBerry allows both our ArcGIS and ArcWeb Services customers to make their maps available wirelessly on all BlackBerry wireless handhelds.”
There is growing demand to provide this type of mobile intelligence. With a glance of a map on a BlackBerry handheld, a user will know where they are and where they’re going – and have a visual understanding of how long it will take to arrive. With support for location-based services on the BlackBerry platform, the user will be able to see the answers to “Where is my team?,” “Where am I?,” “Where am I going?” and “How do I get there?”
WEL provides location-based support for Wallace Wireless’ Business Continuity and Emergency Response wireless solution, the Wallace Incident Communicator (WIC). WIC allows mobile professionals from any company, government agency or military office to quickly access their most current emergency measure documents, notifications, maps, floor plans, call lists and live images via BlackBerry.
“There has been a strong demand from our customers to be able to visually locate their team members during a crisis,” said Wallace President Rob Moffat. “By combining WIC with location-based services for BlackBerry, we are now able to provide emergency mapping locator support to our customers.”
Wallace Wireless Inc.
Wallace Wireless is the leading supplier of wireless crisis communication software. The Wallace Incident Communicator (WIC) ensures your organization’s emergency measure and business continuity plans are always up-to-date on the wireless handheld devices across your enterprise … and across the world. With offices in the USA, Canada, UK and Australia, Wallace Wireless is a privately held corporation headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
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