The CommandBridge software solution – now called AVERT C2 – has been around for almost two decades. The solution is currently deployed in one-third of the nation’s top tier seaports but is also utilized in other critical infrastructure and public safety sites. For example, ARES recently signed a statewide contract for Florida to unite seaports within the state with state and local government agencies. In a nutshell, the platform will include integration with The Maritime and Port Security Information Sharing and Analysis Organization’s (MPS-ISAO) critical cybersecurity alerts. The unified solution will be shared with up to 14 Florida ports as well as 10 other state and regional agencies to streamline communications and operations during regional or state-wide events in order to help responders make quick, informed decisions for improved responses.
Over time, the system has evolved in many ways, not the least of which is that AVERT C2 is an entirely new version of the software. The primary evolutions of the software have been focused on regional sharing capabilities and mobile support for operators outside the command center. For collaboration, AVERT C2 now has the ability for organizations to create sharing policies that model MOUs they currently have in place to share information. For example, the sharing of blue force positions to specific partners only during multi-agency events can be easily configured to automatically shut off at the completion of the event. Additionally, by building mobile first user interfaces, field personnel using mobile devices have the same software as operators using PCs in the command center.
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