Industry Associations

Industry Associations

These prestigious memberships enable our company to continue its presence as best-of-breed mass notification solution to government,industry and public sectors.

logoThe mission of the international nonprofit NFPA, established in 1896, is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.

The world’s leading advocate of fire prevention and an authoritative source on public safety, NFPA develops, publishes, and disseminates more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks.

NFPA membership totals more than 81,000 individuals around the world and more than 80 national trade and professional organizations. Desktop Alert is a member of NFPA. NFPA 72 covers the application, installation, location, performance, inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire alarm systems, fire warning equipment and emergency warning equipment, and their components.



NEMA (National Emergency Management Association) is the professional association of state emergency management directors


Common Alerting Protocol

The Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) is an XML-based data format for exchanging public warnings A and emergencies between alerting technologies. CAP allows a warning message to be consistently disseminated simultaneously over many warning systems to many applications. CAP increases warning effectiveness and simplifies the task of activating a warning for responsible officials.

Individuals can receive standardized alerts from many sources and configure their applications to process and respond to the alerts as desired. Alerts from the United States Geological Survey, the Department of Homeland Security, NOAA and the California Office of Emergency Services can all be received in the same format, by the same application. That application can, for example, sound different alarms based on the information received.

Desktop Alert is a top level OASIS Sponsor and GIS contributor to the Emergency Management Technical Committee and the Emergency Interoperability (EI) Member Section. For more information, click here.

To learn more about Desktop Alert CAP and the Emergency Alert System , click here.


AFCEA International

AFCEA International is a non-profit membership association serving the military, government, industry, and academia as an ethical forum for advancing professional knowledge and relationships in the fields of communications, IT, intelligence, and global securit

Desktop Alert is a corporate member of AFCEA. Desktop Alert is a best-of-breed IP-Based alert technology which provides seamless integration with enterprise-class federated environments and shares communications and commands using standardized protocols such as XML and HTML.



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