SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SLA Corporation today announced it has been awarded a GSA Contract for their Enterprise Secure Chat (ESChat), an encrypted real time push to talk (PTT) and group text messaging product that is carrier agnostic, and features cross carrier communications. SLA's ESChat is the only secure PTT and group text messaging product available today.
Initially field tested with the U.S. Air Force in 2007, SLA's suite of PTT products has evolved to meet the communication needs of tomorrow's business, government and military. The GSA contract provides a vehicle for Federal State and Local agencies to purchase ESChat at pre-negotiated rates. The ESChat product line benefits customers with AES-256 voice encryption, secure group text messaging, PC based dispatch clients, and gateways for tactical land mobile radio (LMR) networks.
SLA's ESChat provides a complete push to talk solution for the business, government and military environment. One of the first government agencies to experience ESChat's end to end solution is the California Department of Forestry (Cal Fire). Cal Fire operates under contract to many Counties in the State of California, acting as the County Fire Department. In San Luis Obispo, the Cal Fire team immediately recognized the value in adding ESChat to their existing BlackBerry devices.
"We are very pleased to have been awarded the GSA Contract," said Josh Lober, President of SLA Corporation. "SLA's ESChat is the most full featured real-time PTT product available. Receiving the GSA contract validates our extensive efforts and makes our product easily accessible to qualifying government agencies."
ESChat is available on standard mobile phones, smartphones, personal computers and tablets, and is supported on the Brew, BlackBerry, Android, Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems. ESChat service is currently available across North America for government and enterprise business customers. Commercial customers can purchase ESChat from SLA Corporation through its commercial website; Government customers can purchase ESChat via the GSA Advantage website.
About SLA Corporation:
Based in San Luis Obispo, California, San Luis Aviation, Inc. dba SLA Corporation is a privately held product development and professional services corporation. Since 1991, SLA's team has been providing solutions for the United States Government for military and space satellite applications, as well as the wireless telecommunications industry. With a seasoned staff of engineering and business leaders, SLA's portfolio of Intellectual Property provides its basis for wireless networks and products deployed throughout the world. SLA possesses expertise in development of first generation through fourth generation (4G) wireless technologies, including CDMA, UMTS, LTE as well as many other communication technologies. For additional information, please visit: www.slacorp.com.
GSA provides a centralized delivery system of products and services to the federal government, leveraging its enormous buying power to get the best value for taxpayers. Founded in 1949, GSA manages more than one-fourth of the government's total procurement dollars and influences the management of $500 billion in federal assets, including 8,600 government-owned or leased buildings and 208,000 vehicles
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