SOURCE: Brampton Crest International, Inc.

February 12, 2009 17:44 ET

Miami Herald and America's Emergency Network Sign Agreement

Websites of South Florida's Largest Newspaper Will Carry All AEN Live Updates From Government Emergency Centers in Florida; Public to Have Free Access

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - February 12, 2009) - America's Emergency Network, Inc. (AEN), a wholly owned subsidiary of Brampton Crest International, Inc. (OTCBB: BRCI), today announced that it has entered into a formal agreement with The Miami Herald, South Florida's largest newspaper.

Under the agreement, the websites of The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald will carry AEN's Internet- and satellite-based broadcasts of live hurricane and other crisis management video updates from federal, state, county and local government emergency centers in Florida.

These crucial video briefings by hurricane experts, the state's emergency managers, and public officials will be available to anyone with an Internet connection -- without charge, in real time and in their entirety via www.miamiherald.com and www.elnuevoherald.com

"We are proud to be the South Florida media partner of America's Emergency Network and we look forward to providing this new and essential service to Internet users," said Rick Hirsch, senior editor/multimedia of the Miami Herald Media Company. "During hurricane alerts and other emergencies, www.miamiherald.com and www.elnuevoherald.com already are the places to turn to, and AEN's broadcasts will enhance our websites with important, live video that our online audience needs and wants."

The agreement with The Miami Herald marks another major achievement for America's Emergency Network, which is working with a growing roster of partners on both ends of the equation -- those who provide crucial information and those who convey it to the public.

"These agreements, including this latest pact with The Miami Herald to distribute all Florida feeds carried by AEN, clearly demonstrate and validate the public service that AEN delivers," said Bryan Norcross, AEN's president and chief executive officer and former hurricane analyst for the CBS television network.

AEN was created by Norcross and Max Mayfield, former director of the National Hurricane Center, to improve the nation's disaster-warning system and facilitate the transmission of real-time emergency information.

The system is designed to function during any emergency -- including weather events, transportation accidents, health emergencies, and outbreaks of violence. Forming the backbone of this system is the Hughes SPACEWAY3 satellite, an advanced communications satellite that enables AEN to transmit up to three simultaneous video streams. AEN was the first company to use SPACEWAY3 and the first to stream video through it.

Under the AEN-Miami Herald agreement, government officials, utility executives, operators of health-care centers, corporate managers, and individual residents will have full and unedited access to this essential information over easily accessed websites.

"We are working with many other emergency management offices and with other distribution outlets," said Janis Farnham, AEN's vice president of sales and marketing. "We expect to make additional announcements soon."

About AEN:

America's Emergency Network was designed by Bryan Norcross, former hurricane analyst for the CBS network, and Max Mayfield, former director of the National Hurricane Center. AEN's goal is to be sure that every emergency manager, whether from a large county or a small town, has an outlet to reach the public, the media and other government officials. The AEN system is designed to continue to work after a disaster when power lines, phone lines, cell phone towers and terrestrial Internet systems are knocked out. Note: All emergency messages transmitted through the AEN system fully conform to CAP, the FEMA-mandated national protocol for creating and sending emergency messages.

About Brampton Crest:

Brampton Crest International, Inc. is a publicly traded company which recently acquired America's Emergency Network, LLC (http://emergency.info). Brampton also owns and operates a wholly owned finance subsidiary.

Certain statements in this press release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements may be identified by the use of words such as "anticipate," "believe," "expect," "future," "may," "will," "would," "should," "plan," "projected," "intend," and similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Brampton Crest International, Inc. (the Company) to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The Company's future operating results are dependent upon many factors, including but not limited to the Company's ability to: (i) obtain sufficient capital or a strategic business arrangement to fund its expansion plans; (ii) build the management and human resources and infrastructure necessary to support the growth of its business; (iii) competitive factors and developments beyond the Company's control; and (iv) other risk factors discussed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available for review at www.sec.gov under "Search for Company Filings."

Contact Information

  • For further information:
    Bryan Norcross
    President & CEO
    America's Emergency Network, Inc.
    (305) 722-4800
    bryan@aen911.com

    Janis Farnham
    Vice President of Sales and Marketing
    America's Emergency Network, Inc.
    (305) 722-4800
    janis@aen911.com

    Rick Hirsch
    Senior Editor/Multimedia
    The Miami Herald
    (305) 376-3504
    rhirsch@miamiherald.com