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The Spark Group, Inc. is a privately held Maryland based corporation started in 1997 having core competencies in all aspects of systems software design, development, implementation, management, and consulting. Having clients in the Financial Services, Technology, HealthCare and Public Safety industry sectors has given us a broad range of experience applying technology to solve problems and automate existing or new business processes. Our Clients have included JPMorgan Chase Manhattan Bank, First Data Corporation, Compaq Computer, Hewelett Packard, Aon Corporation and DNA Services of America to name a few.

The Spark Group, Inc. has developed the Fast Alerting Systems Technology (FAST) platform to fill a need in the Public Safety sector. Our FAST platform is a very cost-effective, seemless fit into all Public Safety facilities. FAST delivers a wide range of non-emergency services (Road Closures, Equipment Status, Upcoming Events, Duty Schedules, Doppler Radar Weather Maps, Hospital Status, WebCAMs, and more) while Public Safety facilities are not in an ALERT status. Then, once an incident ALERT is sent the FAST system uses all available means to deliver the alert details to appropriate personnel. FAST currently supports sending visual and audible alert details to one or more large LCD monitors, and one or more large LED signs installed in the Public Safety facility. In addition, FAST delivers alert details via text, email, and pager messaging. FAST can also be configured to close one or more relays when specific equipment apparatus are due on a call which in turn can activate different controls within your internal alerting system. Go Mobile and get up-to-the-minute incident information updates while on the road to help you respond FAST. We are actively developing and testing new features for the FAST platform with an objective of evolving FAST to be the number one choice by Public Safety facilities nationally.

The Spark Group, Inc. has worked closely with Automated Protection Systems (APS) in the system requirements phase of the FAST platform as APS's Firehouse Alerting division has years of experience in the Public Safety industry sector. APS's Firehouse Alerting division has experience in all aspects of alerting systems, including integrated automatic timers and activation of special systems (smoke evacuation., lighting and audible alerting), room zoning of station alerts, LED/LCD display installation, and touch screen interfaces. APS's Firehouse Alerting division will be the primary entity responsible for the Sales, Marketing, Implementation, and first level Support of the FAST platform. The Spark Group, Inc. will focus on Technical Support of the FAST platform as well as new development for future version releases and custom development to satisfy customer requirements.

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