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Berkshire Medical Center Selects Desktop Alert for Mass Notification Solutions
Date:1/5/2009

Desktop Alert, a Premier Net-Centric Alert and Notification Technology Company today announces the award of a network IP-Based alerting system acquisition supporting Berkshire Medical Center.

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 15, 2008 -- Desktop Alert, Inc., a Premier Net-Centric Alert and Notification Technology Company, today announces the award of a network IP-Based alerting system acquisition supporting Berkshire Medical Center. Desktop Alert can deliver emergency alerts, code alerts, sonograms, patient charts, x-rays and live streaming video from operating rooms to workstation monitors and digital signage; it also plays audio and video files, shows images, collects data/input from recipients and more.

Berkshire Medical Center, a nationally award-winning community hospital and a Planetree affiliate dedicated to patient-centered care, is a not-for-profit medical center, licensed for 302 beds and fully accredited by Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. As a medical center affiliated with Berkshire Health Systems, Berkshire Medical Center and its Hillcrest Campus serve all residents of Berkshire County, Massachusetts, and communities in adjacent eastern New York, northwest Connecticut and southwest Vermont.

The Desktop Alert Platform is much more than a mass notification platform, because it empowers the user to have "presence management" as a significant capability within the system. As part of the presence management capabilities of the program, the Desktop Alert Platform lets the user know who is online, who has received the alert, who has clicked on hyperlinks and other capabilities at this level.

This communication augmentation delivers highly valuable actionable intelligence and revolutionizes the way communications are utilized on a day-in day-out basis across the entire enterprise worldwide. Alerts and information are also available for digital signage display on ceiling and wall mounted LCD, plasma monitors and other digital signage devices.

Desktop Alert securely extends alerting to personal computers outside the network by the utilization of Protexx 256 Bit AES digital encryption certificates which protects data in motion thus providing the ability to instantly allow secure external connectivity for remote employees The Protexx remote VPN protects against hacking and identity theft, secures Wi-Fi Hotspot connections and safeguards IP addresses from theft.

"Secure emergency response capability is critical in hospitals worldwide daily. Desktop Alert enables rapid communication to nurses, doctors and all personnel by leveraging existing computer infrastructure and networks across the enterprise. The selection by Berkshire Medical Center is an honor for our company. During the last few years hospitals worldwide have made numerous inquiries to our sales department for mass notification. While not mandated to implement mass notification, medical institutions have proven they are aware of the numerous benefits of mass notification. The gestation of such systems within the medical industry shows a genuine concern for patient and employee safety and awareness. Desktop Alert will continue to work hard to improve upon solutions highly tailored towards the medical industry's specific needs," said Howard Ryan, CEO Desktop Alert Inc.

About BHS:
Berkshire Health Systems is the region's leading provider of comprehensive healthcare services. With award-winning programs, nationally-recognized physicians, world-class technology and a sincere commitment to the community, BHS is delivering the kind of advanced healthcare most commonly found in large metropolitan centers. Website http://www.berkshiremedicalcenter.net.

About Protexx:
Protexx Identity Management solutions began back in 1996 and its mission now is the same as it was then: to reduce or eliminate hacking, fraud, man in the middle, evil twin or identity theft attacks against people and property. Protexx maintains offices in Deerfield Beach, FL, Westport, CT and Yorkville, IL. Protexx™ 2048 bit encryption technology has been reviewed by NSA, Hewlett-Packard, and IBM and is now in use in several high security installations. Website http://www.protexx.com.

About Desktop Alert, Inc.:
Desktop Alert is multi-media, GIS enabled mass notification platform used to deliver rich media such as live surveillance video, images, audio files, giant voice, interactive Flash files and other applications to desktops and other devices such as telephones, cell phones, e-mail and mobile devices. The Desktop Alert Emergency Mass Notification System utilizes "Actionable Intelligence"; the ability to implement intelligent methods, functions, and triggers that interact with and bring crucial data to and from end-users based on end-user and/or management's predefined business network rules and settings. Desktop Alert enables and provides all of the components needed to securely execute controlled net-centric information management and content distribution. Website http://www.desktopalert.net.

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