Metis Secure Emergency Alert Beacon Industry Case Studies Published

(PRWEB) June 29, 2017

Today Metis Secure Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Desktop Alert Inc announced that the company has completed a joint interoperability test and evaluation certifying Metis Secure products fully integrate with the Desktop Alert Mass Notification Platform.

Metis Secure delivers software and hardware products that help you protect your people, facilities, and assets when an emergency strikes.

Metis Secure Command Center software enables control, integration, and automation of emergency communications, life safety, and security systems at your facility or campus. It provides operational control to these systems from on or off site, via internet browser or mobile device. When integrated with your site's existing communications devices–such as IP phones, digital signs, computer screens, and PA speakers–the Command Center acts as the hub for your Emergency Communications Information Management (E-CIM) system.

MS-5100 and MS-6100 indoor and outdoor Emergency Help Stations provide a fast and effective communication link to strategic site locations. They enable you to broadcast multi-modal emergency alerts–including voice directives, flashing lights, sirens, and text on the built-in LCD screen. They also provide built-in, inbound help call functionality–via two-way, hands-free, live voice–between people in need and security personnel or police. Each Help Station is battery-backed and acts as an independent wireless network node, forming a redundant communications and power network that helps ensure that the system still works even if phone, power, and internet fail in a crisis. For those who need a discreet way to signal for help, Metis Secure offers a line of software and hardware-based panic buttons, plus a mobile panic app.

Metis Secure software and hardware easily integrate with both network and analog security and life safety systems–including access control, IP video, handheld radios and mobile phones, hazardous materials and other sensors

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About Desktop Alert

Desktop Alert is a leading provider of enterprise mass notification and emergency communications to the United States Department of Defense, federal government and First-Responders around the world. Its innovative and patented software has been internationally recognized as a “Best Mass Notification” and “Best First Responder Interoperable Communications” system. Desktop Alert provides a suite of scalable, flexible, and adaptable communication, collaboration, and situational awareness tools in environments ranging from austere – no terrestrial infrastructure support – to fully modern with extensive IP and legacy system integrations. Desktop Alert optimizes the communications flow with timely, accurate information to ensure effective decision making, coordination, proactive community engagement, and public awareness.

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Microsoft Sales Executive Lands at Planet Technologies

Germantown, MD (PRWEB) June 29, 2017

Planet Technologies, Seventeen Time Microsoft Partner of the Year award winner and the leading Microsoft services company for government, is pleased to announce Joanne Wise has joined our team to lead Planet’s public sector and commercial business development in the Carolinas and Virginia markets.

Prior to joining Planet, Joanne managed strategic account development and sales for Microsoft’s US public sector customers in North Carolina. Before Microsoft, she worked with a global systems integrator delivering customer solutions and services. As an experienced professional and recognized leader in the Carolinas, Joanne will further drive Planet’s reputation for exceptional customer service around Microsoft Azure cloud, Office 365, cyber security and Planet’s Evolve 365 Microsoft training platform.

“While I was with Microsoft, I found that Planet engaged customers with the same values and goals I did: to focus on the customer’s priorities, bring excellence, stay flexible and drive to exceed expectations,” states Joanne. “I truly want to make a positive difference for how my customers do business. It’s one of the reasons Microsoft continually awards Planet as Partner of the Year and the reason I chose to join them.”

“This is a very busy region for Planet, filled with great, loyal customers,” says Steve Winter, VP of East Region at Planet. “Joanne brings many years of experience in technology and licensing, and I know she will give our customers the continued attention they deserve.”

About Planet Technologies

Planet Technologies, the leading Microsoft services and cloud solutions partner, provides integration and customization of Microsoft technologies and data center solutions for federal, state and local government and commercial clients. Planet has been awarded Microsoft Federal Partner of the Year an unprecedented six times, Microsoft State and Local Partner of the Year six times, and is the Microsoft Windows Partner of the Year award winner five consecutive years. Visit us at

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U.S. Security Associates Roadshow to Showcase the Sharp INTELLOS™ A-UGV

ATLANTA, Georgia (PRWEB) June 28, 2017

U.S. Security Associates (USA) has immediate availability of the Sharp INTELLOS™ Automated Unmanned Ground Vehicle (A-UGV) as the first authorized private security company reseller of the robotic unit. Committed to providing better outcomes to their clients, USA is now offering the environmentally-friendly, Sharp INTELLOS A-UGV outdoor patrol robot as a service to work in concert with their highly skilled security officer force and provide additional layers of security and safety coverage.

USA, as a full-service, security solutions provider, rounds out the robotic arm of their industry leading P3 Technology Platform(SM) with INTELLOS A-UGV. In cooperation with Sharp Robotics Business Development (SRBD), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC), USA will hold exclusive roadshow events of the Sharp INTELLOS™ Automated Unmanned Ground Vehicle (A-UGV) at the following locations beginning in July:

Atlanta, Ga- July 18, 2017

Houston, TX- July 25, 2017

Dallas, TX- July 27, 2017

San Francisco, CA- July 20, 2017

Los Angeles, CA- August 1, 2017

San Diego, CA- August 3, 2017

Indianapolis- August 9, 2017

Seattle, WA- August 10, 2017

The demonstration events will showcase the enhancements Sharp’s patrol robot provides. Units currently deployed at preliminary USA client sites show compelling results of incident mitigation and a significant reduction in safety risks.

The Sharp INTELLOS A-UGV is a cost-effective, multi-terrain, mobile sensor platform that can capture video, audio and environmental data, while providing a visible deterrent. The data it provides can enhance outdoor surveillance, security, safety and maintenance inspections, which will help organizations meet the challenges of an ever-changing security landscape by augmenting a skilled security officer force. The Sharp INTELLOS A-UGV’s ruggedized design is ideally suited for customers with expansive outdoor properties that USA serves.

Richard L. Wyckoff, President and CEO of USA, shared "in addition to acting as an additional deterrent for criminal activity, the real value new technologies, like the Sharp INTELLOS A-UGV, offers is mining site-specific data in areas inhospitable or too cumbersome for traditional officer patrols and providing insights, compliance and recommendations that maximize the Total Value to Protect(SM). Robotics, that enable data-driven technologies, should be a key consideration when putting together a comprehensive security and safety program. Robotics and drones will increasingly play a major role in complementing a traditional officer force and USA intends to expand our capabilities to ensure leading edge technology is available to our customers.”

Sharp Electronics is a well-known and established company that has been innovating for over 100 years with best-in-class engineering and quality manufacturing. They have a safety-first approach to all they do and apply efficient product design to an array of solutions across many industries. Their entry into robotics for security is no exception and their reseller selection of USA as the first full service security solutions company, a testament to the integrity of the product.

Please contact your local USA office to experience one of the upcoming events.


U.S. Security Associates (USA) is the market-leading, wholly-owned, American, full-service safety and security solutions provider. With over 160 locally-responsive offices, international locations and over 50,000 dedicated professionals, they offer the most complete array of physical security, remote surveillance, and global consulting and investigations to ensure better outcomes for thousands of clients and a range of industries. Innovative applications of leading-edge, proprietary technology enable USA to rank annually among the world’s best training companies, sustain the highest standards of quality, and underscore world-class customer service with unparalleled accountability. USA’s rise as one of the largest innovative security solutions leaders is a natural byproduct of these differentiators and enables the company to provide the most Safe. Secure. Friendly.® environments for people, assets, and brands. For more information, visit


Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s Sharp Corporation. Sharp is a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, professional displays, robotics, and energy systems. For more information, visit

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