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Buffalo Computer Graphics' DisasterLAN to Enhance Emergency Management Services at the University of British Columbia

  (July 31, 2014)

BUFFALO, N.Y., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --The University of British Columbia Vancouver (UBCV) campus has a very unique set of emergency management needs. UBCV is not only responsible for 50,000 students and over 14,000 faculty and staff members, but also the 9,000 residents of the University Neighborhoods Association and almost 600 buildings, homes, and facilities in and around the UBCV campus. In addition, UBCV is the venue for several major annual events, which can bring thousands of visitors to campus. The scope and variety of infrastructure means that UBC emergency management has expansive responsibilities for risk management, planning, and response.

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The university is constantly reassessing its emergency management and was looking for a new technology solution for the Vancouver campus. FutureShield, a Canadian company that provides software and services for security and emergency management recommended DisasterLAN (DLAN), a scalable web-based incident management system, to meet UBC's needs.

UBCV purchased the system in June and setup a rapid installation and training schedule to have the system up and running for the Canada Summer Games 2014 Special Olympics July 8th-12th, which held most of its sporting events at UBC venues.

"We believe DisasterLAN will meet the needs of today's Vancouver campus and has the flexibility to adapt to the changing requirements of tomorrow," said Reg Fountain, Manager Emergency Management and Continuity Planning. "We have also been impressed with the support from BCG staff in tailoring this product to our requirements as well as in their support with its installation and the ongoing training of our Emergency Operations Centre staff."

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is one of North America's largest public research and teaching institutions, and is consistently ranked among the world's 40 best universities. Surrounded by the beauty of the Canadian West, it is a place that inspires bold, new ways of thinking that have helped make it a national leader in areas as diverse as community service learning, sustainability and research commercialization. At its two campuses and a number of teaching sites round the province, UBC offers more than 58,000 students a range of innovative programs and attracts $519 million per year in research funding from government, non-profit organizations and industry through over 8,000 projects and grants.

Buffalo Computer Graphics (BCG) is a global provider of Incident Management Software, Mass Notification Systems, Maritime Training Solutions, and Custom Hardware & Software Engineering. The ability to provide COTS and custom-tailored solutions that integrate with client's existing infrastructure is what sets BCG apart from its competitors.

Nancy Kensy
Director of Marketing
Buffalo Computer Graphics
(716) 822-8668

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