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Wallace Wireless introduces emergency mapping application for BlackBerry

Wallace Wireless, Inc., of Canada, the developers of wireless crisis communication software, has announced the release of the Wallace Emergency Locator (WEL). WEL combines powerful mapping technology from ESRI Technologies with GPS location-based services.

With the Wallace Emergency Locator, BlackBerry users can now locate key team members in a crisis and see their locations plotted on a single map. With one click of the BlackBerry handheld, users can request and receive back a map with highlighted team member locations.

There is growing demand to provide this type of mobile intelligence. With a glance of a map on a BlackBerry handheld, a user will know where they are and where they’re going – and have a visual understanding of how long it will take to arrive. With support for location-based services on the BlackBerry platform, the user will be able to see the answers to “Where is my team?,” “Where am I?,” “Where am I going?” and “How do I get there?”

WEL provides location-based support for Wallace Wireless’ Business Continuity and Emergency Response wireless solution, the Wallace Incident Communicator (WIC). WIC allows mobile professionals from any company, government agency or military office to quickly access their most current emergency measure documents, notifications, maps, floor plans, call lists and live images via BlackBerry.