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Cistera, Desktop Alert Team to Enhance Cisco Unified Communications Integration Capabilities

July 21, 2010

Cistera Networks has announced partnership with Desktop Alert to enhance Cisco unified communications (UC) integration capabilities for the Federal Government and Healthcare markets.

Desktop Alert provides U.S. Government and Military Agencies with a alert delivery platform. The company and Cistera Networks jointly offer a complete Event Alerting and Notification (EAN) solution for Cisco UC infrastructure.

Greg Royal, CEO and founder of Cistera Networks, said that Cistera recognizes Desktop Alert as a “worldwide leader” in the development, marketing and sales of mass notification systems to the U.S. Government, U.S. Military and commercial markets.

Royal said that the Desktop Alert Notification Platform together with Cistera enhances the capability of Cisco to deliver a comprehensive notification solution. “Now there is no device or uniformed professional that either platform cannot touch.”

“From desktops, to Land Mobile Radio (LMR), to IP phones, to Zone Audio Paging Systems and mobile devices such as iPhone and Android, the combined Cistera/Desktop Alert solution is the only “truly” comprehensive total mass notification solution on the market today,” Royal said.

Cistera and Desktop Alert are both compliant with DoD security standards, replete with Air Force and U.S. Army enterprise-level certifications. Moreover, they share a number of customers including the US Air Force, Department of Defense, National Guard, US Army, the Multi-National Forces in Iraq, and more.

“Cistera’s worldwide proven experience with Cisco's open platform for safety and security integrates perfectly with our mass notification platform and enables Desktop Alert to continue its leadership role with state-of-the-art IP-Based emergency preparation and response technologies," said Howard Ryan, CEO and founder for Desktop Alert.

Cistera Networks is a provider of enterprise application communications platforms and services. The company blends application infrastructure with industry-specific business processes, to deliver the benefits of voice, video and data convergence to the user.

Earlier this month, the company reported a full year positive EBITDA of $98,107 or 4 percent of revenue and a full year operating loss of $71,857 or 3 percent of revenue.

Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for unified communications. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Erin Monda

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