SOURCE: CiviGuard

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May 25, 2010 08:00 ET

CiviGuard and City of Manor, Texas Partner to Bring Emergency Communications 2.0 to Citizens

CiviGuard to Announce First Government Customer at Gov 2.0 Expo

MOFFETT FIELD, CA--(Marketwire - May 25, 2010) -  CiviGuard, a pioneer in Emergency Communications 2.0, today announced the City of Manor, Texas as its first public sector customer. CiviGuard and Manor will collaborate on a pilot deployment of the CiviGuard platform, which delivers authoritative, location-specific alerts and guidance in real-time to civilian populations via smartphones. CiviGuard will discuss details of the partnership and initial deployment during a keynote presentation at the Gov 2.0 Conference in Washington, DC later today.

The CiviGuard platform is the first in the world to deliver near real-time information from authorities to civilians by combining cutting-edge smartphone technologies such as HTML5, cloud-based infrastructure, multi-touch scenario management and intelligent multi-channel message distribution into a single offering.

"We are thrilled to be announcing Manor, Texas as CiviGuard's first public sector client at the prestigious Gov 2.0 Expo," said CiviGuard CEO & co-founder Zubin Wadia. "Manor has a proven reputation and appetite for innovative technology solutions that focus on enhancing the way citizens interact with their government. This partnership is the first step towards achieving our goal of making CiviGuard's platform the global standard for Emergency Communication 2.0."

"The City of Manor was thoroughly impressed by the innate capabilities of CiviGuard's cutting-edge emergency communications solution," said Dustin Haisler, CIO for Manor, Texas. "CiviGuard's advantage is clear -- its rapid-messaging capabilities, its location-specific alert focus, and cross-platform optimization enable the City's first responders to more effectively disseminate crucial, actionable information to civilians in crisis situations. The City of Manor prides itself on making sure government is more accessible, efficient and responsive to the needs of its citizens and we feel confident that CiviGuard will be a solid partner to further our citizen-centric approach to governance."

CiviGuard will present at the Gov 2.0 Expo keynote kick-off on Tuesday, May 25 at 5:20pm (EDT) at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Please visit http://www.gov2expo.com/gov2expo2010/public/schedule/detail/14850 for presentation details.

About CiviGuard:

With offices in Silicon Valley and New York, CiviGuard provides a highly resilient "Emergency Communications 2.0" platform that rapidly delivers location-aware alerts and guidance to civilians. Combining trusted government information, cutting-edge smartphone technology, cloud-based infrastructure and intelligent message distribution into a single offering, CiviGuard is poised to redefine crisis communication. For more information, please visit www.civiguard.com.

About the City of Manor, Texas:

The City of Manor is a burgeoning community just east of Austin, TX and has received worldwide coverage for its innovative uses of technology. For more information, please visit http://cityofmanor.org/wordpress/.

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