Alltel launches application to detect threats

Alltel Wireless has teamed up with Alluviam and public safety officials to launch HazMasterG3, an application that provides details on over 118,000 threats to public safety, like chemical, biological, radiological agents and improvised explosive devices. The application has garnered approval as an approved product for Homeland Security and is a designated Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology (QATT).

"No other handheld or desktop solution can match HazMasterG3's capabilities," said Chris Miguel, CEO of Alluviam. "When used in conjunction with supported survey equipment, HazMasterG3 is the only decision support system that can identify an extremely broad range of radioactive isotopes."

The announcement comes the day after the Department of Homeland Security issued a request for proposals on a mobile phone-based sensor to detect weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).

For more on Alltel's announcement:
- read this press release
- for more on the DHS recent RFP read this article from CQ