New York, NY, December 09, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The Metropolitan Resilience Network (MRN), a new public/private alliance championed by the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey, has selected Swan Island Networks to provide its situational awareness solution.
The MRN will use Swan Island’s cloud-based software, TX360®, to construct and maintain a common operating picture for its public and private sector members. The first pilot project was launched in September, during the Pope Francis visit to New York. MRN analysts partnered with Swan Island’s analysts to create and maintain a series of dashboards for the event. The dashboards, which featured public safety alerts, street-closure maps, social media monitoring, news headlines, current weather, and more, were shared with many of the MRN members in order to inform their operations and incorporate their feedback in real time.
“We used the MRN Papal visit dashboards in our emergency operations center, at a time when the region was facing an unprecedented security challenge,” said Maybelle Jadotte of Port Authority Office of Emergency Management. “They helped us monitor our region in a new way, which was extremely useful.”
“Working with Swan Island to build a new and dynamic kind of public/private collaboration has been exciting. Organizational agility and resilience are vital to both the public and private sectors going forward as increasing disruptions impact global cities and their metropolitan areas,” said Bill Raisch, Executive Director of the MRN. “We are confident that we are breaking new ground in establishing a global prototype for all cities committed to a resilient future.”
To join leading companies in the NY/NJ/CT metropolitan area and gain access to its expanding common operating picture, please email InterCEP(at)nyu(dot)edu. To schedule a demo of Swan Island’s TX360® situational awareness solution, please visit swanislandnetworks.com
About Swan Island Networks
Swan Island provides rapid situational awareness solutions and services for security and response teams in large enterprises and the public sector. Swan’s cloud-based software is ideal for public/private resilience and smart city initiatives, and integrates easily with incident management platforms and cyber security solutions.
Swan Island has been building security and situational awareness tools since 2002. The top physical security companies in the world are using its technology. For more information visit: swanislandnetworks.com or follow @swanislandnet on Twitter.
About Metropolitan Resilience Network
The Metropolitan Resilience Network (MRN) is an innovative public/private initiative hosted by the International Center for Enterprise Preparedness (InterCEP) at New York University and championed by the Port Authority of NY & NJ to enable more effective preparation for, response to and recovery from the ever increasing range of disruptions to the metro-New York region. It is designed to enable businesses, government and other stakeholders to effectively collaborate and bring together a range of capabilities, resources and intelligence to address shared threats such as severe weather, flooding, utility outages, cyber attacks, terrorism and other hazards.