Rapid response system to pandemics, plant and animal disease, and catastrophic events built by ScoringSystem Inc.

Sarasota 16 September 2005A new secure rapid response communications system has been developed by ScoringSystem Inc. as a unique records application feature of the company's secure Web-based ScoringAg database. A Web-based emergency response system is an essential tool for rapidly and accurately reporting critical disease outbreaks and disaster situations. This effective rapid response system can focus attention on emergencies early enough to identify the exact critical nature of the situation and speed necessary services to the site. Quick responses can minimize or even eliminate the large loss of life that is often associated with the usual inaccurate, inadequate, and late response experienced when an emergency response system is not used.


ScoringSystem's rapid response system enables health inspection officials to track emergency situation data in real time with precise location information provided by using ScoringSystem's PIDC worldwide premises code, and including up-to-date photos, video, and inspection records all on the same Site-Specific Recordkeeping Web page. ScoringSystem's Web-based central server provides a single "clearinghouse" with record pages for rapidly reporting and collaborating on critical information by emergency response groups and others around the world.

Without ScoringSystem's unique central server and Web-based system, there is often no way to share collective knowledge about an emergency, whether a disease outbreak or bio-terrorism. Even if officials are somehow all aware of the situation, and there is no central system, it can be a matter of days or weeks until all the facts are known to everyone and their reviews are collected and summarized. By then it is usually much too late.

With ScoringAg's Location Record Web pages every plant and animal health inspection official can document the situation with Web-based records in real time with picture and video. Then, all emergency response team personnel can review emergency report data, photos, and video of the situation in real time, directly from the on-site report. Other off-line databases and local software systems in use today for collecting and storing information on animal and plant diseases are scattered around the world and are usually unable to communicate with each other or exchange information to show the complete situation.

The ScoringSystem emergency response Web pages use a 2D DataMatrix barcode label that can be printed onsite, so that Nokia, Sendo, Siemens, Sony Ericsson, and other cell phones using Semacode imaging software, can decode the barcode and go directly to ScoringSystem's database and emergency record Web page in real time. With Site-Specific Recordkeeping the event can be shared anywhere, while the 128-bit encrypted system maintains security for the Chain of Command under control of the appointed Gatekeeper.

All members of the emergency response team, as well as specialists in the animal and plant diseases, and other scientists and officials, can share data, picture/video about suspicious or death animals or plants instantaneously with their scientific and official colleagues, allowing rapid analysis and conclusions to speed the diagnosis and action taken. Real time actions can stop these traumatic events easier and get the recovery teams into action quicker and well informed.

Since it is Web-based, ScoringSystem's system can be deployed to every country in the world, running in Unicode with the ability to handle all keyboard language set-ups. The system would enable international groups, such as OIE, APHIS, ORISA, and WHO, to move at a moment's notice to take action in the field immediately when the emergency occurs. Local, state, and federal officials and infrastructures can be connected and stay co-ordinated via the Gatekeeper.

Many other types of events types can be handled by ScoringSystem's response system and Web-based record pages, tracking every specific outbreak of animal or plant diseases at specific sites in one worldwide database in just seconds. The Internet and the unique Web-based Location Records are able to report and manage responses on animal and plant disease outbreaks around the world in just seconds.

Outbreaks, such as foot and mouth disease (FMD), "mad cow disease" (BSE), avian flu, screw worm fly, and many other animal and plant diseases, including the effects from all bacterial, fungal, viral, phytoplasmal, nematode, and parasitic infestations, are too expensive and burdensome on the world economy when sick animals or plants enter the global food chain. Recalls of suspected contaminated agricultural products are expensive not only for companies involved, but also for the whole international society.

ScoringAg and its trace-back and trace-up system for agriculture products, featuring Site-Specific Recordkeeping and PIDC location code, is one of the many divisions of ScoringSystem Inc., which is located in Sarasota, Florida, USA and specializes in providing solutions with mobile data, via wireless PDAs, laptops, and Semacode-programmed Nokia mobile phones. Whether using RFID or barcodes for tracking and trace-back of livestock or perishable commodities and other consumer goods, ScoringAg makes managing data easier and does it in an extremely cost-effective manner.

Leslie Versweyveld

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