|By Business Wire||
|June 16, 2014 02:06 PM EDT||
SCRA’s Alastar Software was successfully implemented at the 13th Annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The event, held in Manchester, Tenn. attracted over 100,000 people with 140 bands and comedic acts performing on 14 stages. Alastar was pleased to augment the efforts of the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office, state and local emergency management and the local police departments by integrating calls for service, regional transportation cameras, on-site live camera feeds, social media alerts and vehicle locating devices. Officers used the Alastar mobile tracking application on their phones to assist in coordinating responses.
Alastar offers wide-area situational awareness information that dramatically improves response times, increases coordination and allows organizations to more effectively monitor and protect their communities and large events. The software leverages a lightweight, stateless, web-friendly architecture to provide an all-inclusive, real-time situational awareness tool. Alastar makes information available when and where it is needed.
“The Alastar security software successfully complemented our efforts to ensure the Bonnaroo Festival was safe and secure,” said Captain Frank Watkins of Coffee County Sheriff’s Department. “Alastar was critical in integrating law enforcement, dispatch and GPS and video streams, guaranteeing a coordinated response.”
"We were delighted to support the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and bring our technology to this event," said SCRA CEO Bill Mahoney. "Alastar offers interoperability and mobility that perfectly complemented the safety measures needed at Bonnaroo, and we are pleased the event was successful.”
SCRA is an applied research corporation with over 30 years of experience delivering technology solutions with high returns on investment to federal and corporate clients. To fulfill our mission, SCRA has three sectors: Our Technology Ventures sector helps early-stage companies to commercialize innovations and create jobs, our Applied R&D sector manages over 100 national and international programs worth over $2 billion in contract value and our R&D Facilities sector builds and manages research facilities that include wet labs, secure rooms for sensitive work and advanced, high-tech manufacturing shops. Multiple economic impact studies show SCRA’s cumulative output on South Carolina’s economy to be over $16.6 billion.
Alastar was developed in 2012, in collaboration with the Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch Center, as part of SCRA's continued involvement in Homeland Security efforts. Through SCRA's extensive capabilities in public safety systems architecture and software development, SCRA has delivered systems that collect, manage and securely share information in a broad range of areas, including coordination of first responders, port security, law enforcement and defense-related eCommerce. Our partners and clients within this domain include federal, state and local agencies, Fortune 500 corporations and small and early-stage companies.
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