SCRA’s Alastar Helps Public Safety Keep Charleston’s Cooper River Bridge Run Safe

Wide-Area Situational Awareness Software Coordinates Multiple Agencies

CHARLESTON, S.C.--()--Nearly 40,000 participants successfully crossed the Arthur Ravenel Bridge from Mount Pleasant to downtown Charleston at the 37th Annual Cooper River Bridge Run last weekend with zero reported major incidents. This was a culmination of heightened security measures and collaboration between multiple agencies across the Low Country. Backing up this team effort was SCRA’s Alastar software.

Deployed from the Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch Center, SCRA's Alastar software leverages a lightweight, stateless, web-friendly architecture, including Esri Geographic Information Systems technology and other sources of information to provide an all-inclusive, real-time situational awareness tool. Alastar offers wide-area situational awareness information that dramatically improves response times, coordination and allows organizations to more effectively monitor and protect their assets. Alastar makes available information when and where it is needed.

“We are delighted to support the Cooper River Bridge Run and bring our technology to this event,” said SCRA CEO Bill Mahoney. “Alastar offers interoperability and mobility that perfectly complement the safety measures needed at such a large-scale event. It was a great day and thousands of participants and bystanders enjoyed a wonderful race.”

Alastar was developed in 2012, in collaboration with the Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch Center, as part of SCRA’s continued involvement in Homeland Security efforts. Through SCRA’s extensive capabilities in public safety systems architecture and software development, SCRA has delivered systems that collect, manage and securely share information in a broad range of areas, including coordination of first responders, port security, law enforcement and defense-related eCommerce. Our partners and clients within this domain include federal, state and local agencies; Fortune 500 corporations and small and early-stage companies.

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Contacts

SCRA
Micki Howard MacNaughton, 843-760-3329; 843-697-9226 (mobile)
micki.macnaughton@scra.org

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SCRA's Alastar software used to keep public safe at Cooper River Bridge Run.

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Contacts

SCRA
Micki Howard MacNaughton, 843-760-3329; 843-697-9226 (mobile)
micki.macnaughton@scra.org