JACKSON, Miss. – June 17, 2008 – Global Security Systems (GSS) today announced its agreement with SkyBase Communications, a satellite communications supplier. SkyBase has teamed up with GSS’s ALERT FM, an FM-based emergency alert and messaging system, to pursue business endeavors throughout the United States.“Our agreement with SkyBase is a win-win for those managing the dissemination of critical information,” said Jim Lowery, GSS general manager. “This collaboration and sharing of resources provides solutions for mass emergency notification needs.”With ALERT FM technology, authorized users send secure alerts and messages through an exclusive web-based portal to a targeted group before, during and after a crisis. Users are capable of sending both warnings before disaster strikes and instructions after the crisis has occurred. Because the system is FM radio-based, information can be distributed to a large number of recipients in a matter of seconds. Targeted alerts and messages are delivered by satellite to the data subcarrier of FM transmission towers and can be received on ALERT FM receivers and other mobile devices, including PDAs, cell phones and other specialized receivers equipped with FM chips. Potential messages also include National Weather Service severe weather warnings and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) alerts.SkyBase Communications is a satellite provider to national, state and local agencies who respond to emergencies and disasters. They have developed deployable systems used by base camp and logistic sites during disaster recovery management that offer reliable voice and data communications when all else fails. Their nationwide roster of clients includes FEMA, NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory and several state and local agencies. SkyBase’s push-to-talk, interoperable, satellite network has passed numerous real life tests across the State of Florida during hurricanes and other incidents.“We are excited to partner with GSS and provide solutions that are unparalleled in the mass notification market,” said Jon Hill, a SkyBase Communications partner.
About ALERT FM ALERT FM is a personal emergency messaging system that enables state and local government and private sector officials to create and send emergency alerts and messages. Potential messages include severe weather warnings, homeland security notices, hurricane evacuation instructions, utility notices, plant or school closings, employee notifications and traffic alerts. First responders, businesses, school officials and citizens can receive these alerts and messages based on geographic or organizational groupings through specially designed ALERT FM receivers or any device equipped with a standard FM chip. More than 20 million people in nine states have access to ALERT FM technology.
About Global Security Systems LLC Global Security Systems LLC is a systems integrator, developer and operator of the ALERT FM system. The company has its headquarters in Jackson, Miss., with offices in Louisiana, Florida and Washington, D.C.
About SkyBase Communications SkyBase Communications is a provider primarily to government agencies and critical infrastructure such as hospitals and power companies. The company has developed multi-layered, interoperable, satellite networks that connect national, state and local responders and emergency services to one another in discreet networks. SkyBase designs and installs fixed and auto-deploy satellite systems for Mobile Command Centers, EOCs, and Base Camp operations. The company maintains a 24-hour emergency support service for its customers nationwide. SkyBase is based in Tallahassee, Florida.