Radiant RFID is Awarded Management of Evacuation System for the State of Texas

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SAFETY-SOLUTIONS-FOR-PUBLIC-AGENCIESThe State of Texas Governor’s Division of Emergency Management (GDEM) has awarded the management of the Special Needs Evacuation Tracking System (SNETS) to Radiant RFID, LLC of Austin, Texas.


In the award, Radiant, through their reseller arrangement with AT&T, will provide management of all hardware components, deployment processes and training as well as all maintenance and management functions in support of SNETS – the world’s largest and most comprehensive evacuation management system which was procured by the State of Texas in 2007. SNETS is unique in that it is RFID-based and utilizes passive RFID wristbands to make scanning at shelters and other locations quick and easy. The RFID solution was originally provided by Radiant, and due to the high performance of the system, Radiant’s role was expanded to include the rest of the technology components.


“Radiant RFID was instrumental in making the evacuee tracking a success” said Jack Colley, Chief – Texas Governor’s Division of Emergency Management, speaking at a December 2008 meeting concerning the evacuation response for Hurricanes Gustav and Ike.


The State of Texas system has over 3,000 devices including computers, handheld scanning devices, RFID portals, RFID handheld scanners, GPS devices and cell phones. It was designed to track evacuees so their location and safety can be communicated to family members and assist with reunification efforts for families who have become separated during an evacuation. The system also tracks transportation assets, such as buses used during an evacuation, for faster decision making for emergency management officials.



Radiant RFID, LLC provides complete solutions that keep track of the world’s most dynamic assets. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Radiant’s customers include corporations, educational institutions, and public agencies. Radiant’s solutions are designed specifically for asset management, emergency management, and RFID mustering. For more information call (512) 351-4915 or visit Radiant’s website.



The Division of Emergency Management is a division of the Governor’s Office and is also an operating division of the Texas Department of Public Safety designated as the Emergency Management Division. GDEM is charged with carrying out a comprehensive all-hazard emergency management program for the State and for assisting cities, counties, and state agencies in planning and implementing their emergency management programs.



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