NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, is offering for license its Global Alert Resolution Network (GARNET), an enterprise software application capable of delivering emergency and time-sensitive alerts to affected individuals via a variety of communication channels. Alerts can be delivered within an organization to employees, or outside an organization to large pools of subscribers.
Ideal for commercial and government communication plans, GARNET enables alert dissemination to multiple communication devices, including desktop computers, UNIX-based environments, cell phones, pagers, e-mail applications, and personal digital assistants (PDAs). The software also offers plug-ins that enable organizations to integrate notification systems already in use, such as sirens or alarms, public address (PA) systems, and closed-circuit television (CCTV).
Supporting both internal and external alerts, GARNET employs "push" technology to distribute emergency-related messages, as well as "pull" technology to support commercial or non-emergency notifications to administrator-managed subscribers. GARNET also can be used for security alerts and unauthorized computer use alerts.