Downers Grove, IL – The City of New Orleans Department of Homeland Security and the Fire Department have selected Upp Technology to help improve the efficiency of their day-to-day operations. New Orleans chose Upp's irms|EM™ Emergency Management solution, deployed on the irms|GOKIT™ Mobile Logistics Platform for a mobile inventory management system allowing the city to track inventory through the use of bar-coding at their warehouses and storerooms. Furthermore, the same irms|GOKITs can then be redeployed to the field in times of emergency to receive and distribute cots, water, food, and other critical supplies needed in Emergency Response.

A self-contained mobile warehouse, the irms|GOKIT supports the activation of distribution and treatment centers in as little as 15 minutes and maintains rigorous control of supplies. It provides complete visibility both upstream -- to command centers -- and downstream -- to field operations, allowing crisis teams to focus on the most important priorities. The system comes with options to record critical medical information such as lot control and patient-level information making it well suited for day-to-day public health initiatives, H1N1 responses, as well as natural disasters like hurricanes.

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Headquartered in Downers Grove, IL, Upp Technology, Inc. is a global provider of specialized software, innovative technology solutions and IT staffing services to Fortune 500 companies, federal, state and local governments and businesses in n