PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Digital Solutions, Inc. (OTCQB: GDSI), a company that is positioning itself as a leader in providing cyber arms manufacturing and complementary security and technology solutions, today announced that it has secured the necessary financing to create an innovative and affordable leasing program designed to assist municipalities, government agencies, universities and other potential customers who want to lease GDSI's mobile emergency command center vehicles.
The new GDSI financing facility and leasing program will allow customers to lease customized mobile emergency command centers and surveillance vehicles that are manufactured exclusively in Melbourne, Florida, by North American Custom Specialty Vehicles (NACSV), GDSI's wholly owned subsidiary.
GDSI's new mobile command center leases – which the company believes are not now offered by competing companies – will be unlike typical business or personal vehicle leases. GDSI's leases will have no mileage limits, no maintenance or other condition requirements, and no end-of-lease buy-outs. Ownership passes to the city, county or state on delivery. Unlike cash up-front purchases, municipal leases spread the cost over multiple budget periods, thereby making the acquisition more affordable on a pay-as-you-go basis.
"Our new affordable leasing program was established because funds and grants that were readily available after the terrorist attacks on 9/11 have been depleted," said Richard J. Sullivan, GDSI's Chairman and CEO. "As a result, many agencies and municipalities have struggled to find funds to provide protection and security for clients, staff, and citizens. Our leasing program will make it much easier for our customers to provide necessary emergency and security services in their communities. At GDSI, we believe state-of-the-art security should be affordable."
With this new leasing program, GDSI believe that even small towns will be able to apply to receive a NACS Mobile Command Center. Over the period of only one week, two new customers have already taken advantage of the new leasing program. Because of this new leasing program, NACSV now forecasts that 2016 could be its most productive year on record, with annual profits expected to triple over the previous year.
About GDSI's North American Custom Specialty Vehicles
NACSV specializes in building mobile command/communications and specialty vehicles for emergency management, first responders, national security and law enforcement operations.
These specialty vehicles include:
- Mobile Command Center. A properly equipped mobile command center is a response and recovery vehicle that facilitates an agency's ability to expand their command and control capabilities to a remote location. Full interoperable communications are a standard for the mobile command center. For the emergency management agency, the vehicle is an extension of the fixed base emergency operations center. The vehicle should be built with long-term deployment in mind but also be easy to operate in order to allow for quick deployment by minimum personnel if necessary. The successful design of a mobile command center will dictate the frequency of use. In other words, the more difficult to move and operate, the fewer deployments.
- Command and Control: In the law enforcement environment, the vehicle can be utilized for command and control as well as hostage negotiations and even as a mobile precinct. Full law enforcement dispatch capabilities can be installed as well as back-up systems to the 9-1-1 Center.
- Incident Command: The fire service unit, properly equipped, gives the incident commander the visibility and informational flow along with space for ICS functional personnel all in one area. A meeting area for functional ICS officers to share and evaluate information with the IC is necessary.
About Global Digital Solutions, Inc.
Global Digital Solutions is positioning itself as a leader in providing cyber arms manufacturing and complementary security and technology solutions. On June 16, 2014, GDSI completed its acquisition of North American Custom Specialty Vehicles (NACSV), a leading builder of mobile command/communications and specialty vehicles for emergency management, first responders, national security, and law enforcement operations. For more information about GDSI, visit http://www.gdsi.co.
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Richard J. Sullivan
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