TORONTO, ON, Canada – June 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VoiceGate Corporation, a leader in Mass Message and Business Continuity Planning Notification Systems, is pleased to announce its partnership with ESRI Canada, a leading provider of geographic information systems (GIS) solutions. The partnership was announced at the World Conference on Disaster Management event earlier today.

VoiceGate’s Emergency e-Response solution is a multi-modal, mass-message notification system designed with open industry standards, capable of delivering messages to thousands of people simultaneously, on multiple devices: phone, answering machine, voice mail, fax, SMS, pager or any Internet ready device. ESRI’s GIS tools are used to help manage information (i.e. data and maps) for emergency planning and response. Combined, VoiceGate’s Emergency e-Response and ESRI Canada’s GIS will provide municipalities, power and water utilities, poultry boards, medical, military, and police forces with a spatially managed, mass message notification system for emergency management.

“The marriage of these technologies creates a one plus one equals three,” says Paul Perryman – President and COO of VoiceGate Corporation – “It’s one thing to have a dialing or message notification machine that calls a known group of First Responders in the event the power goes out at, let’s say, facility “A”; it’s another thing to notify a dynamic group of contacts in the event a municipality has a train derailment and toxic gas leakage at any point that the railway bisects a region.”

The real power in this union is providing ESRI users with the ability to identify emergency locations on a map and notify the appropriate stakeholders. “A good example of this is a municipality with a flood plane within its boundaries. Municipal ESRI users can now identify houses on the plane that are going to be flooded and push the data seamlessly to the Emergency e-response,” said Perryman. “It calls the targeted houses and elicits responses. For the houses for which we receive no response, we stream a report, in real time, back to the ESRI solution. Once this happens, the ESRI map changes the colour of the dwellings with which we failed to make contact, identifying the police or first responders which houses need to be visited to complete the evacuation.”

“The VoiceGate and ESRI Canada solution will enable Business Continuity Officers and Emergency Response Managers to communicate quickly and accurately in the event of an emergency,” said Alex Miller, President, ESRI Canada. “This will enable the emergency personnel to spend their valuable time managing the crisis, rather than engaging in time consuming and ineffective manual management functions.”

About VoiceGate Corporation:

VoiceGate Corporation has over 25 years experience as a provider of telephone equipment and voice processing systems to telecommunication carriers, business, industry, and government. In 1989 under a mandate to design, market, and support the best price performance voice processing platform available in the international marketplace, the company developed and introduced to the market its VIP4000 PC based voice processing platform. Today, VoiceGate’s family of products integrates with virtually all modern business phone systems. VoiceGate markets its products globally through a growing qualified dealer network meeting strict standards of technical and commercial qualifications.

About ESRI Canada:

Established in 1984, ESRI Canada is a Canadian owned company specializing in geographic information systems (GIS) solutions. We distribute the world’s leading GIS software solutions from ESRI Inc., NovaLIS Technologies, Miner and Miner, Telcordia, and Azteca. In order to provide organizations with complete industry-specific solutions we have established an extensive business partner program that includes more than 100 Canadian organizations. ESRI Canada also provides professional services including consulting, training, technical support, and enterprise GIS implementation. We are leaders in providing world-class enterprise GIS solutions for many industries including local government, utilities, public safety and defense, business demographics, education, natural resources, and transportation. ESRI Canada has thirteen regional offices across the country, with headquarters in Toronto, Ontario. For more information, please visit www.esricanada.com or call 1-800-447-9778.

Media contacts:

Heather Adams, Communications Specialist, ESRI Canada, 416-386-6463, hadams@esricanada.com

Paul Perryman, President VoiceGate Corporation, 905-513-1403, voicegate@voicegate.com

News issued by: VoiceGate Corporation

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Original Story ID: (1757) :: 2006-06-0620-006

Original Keywords: Emergency e-Response solution, VoiceGate Corporation, ESRI Canada, NovaLIS Technologies, Canada, partnership, provider of geographic information systems, GIS VoiceGate Corporation

News Source: VoiceGate Corporation