After receiving better-than-anticipated participation, the Centers for Disease Control has contracted C2Logix to expand the use of its CDC Stockpile Routing Web Portal, the company said.
The portal provides central route simulation through TourSolver route optimization software. The software has been customized for emergency response situations to move materials quickly and as directly as possible. As part of the deal, C2Logix will add three servers, update the portal to streamline use and include a user forum for support.
“The response to the Routing Portal has been extremely positive and prompted the CDC’s decision to ramp up the effort,” said C2Logix CTO Kevin Callen. “The additional capacity will allow for more users; allow for the states to conduct scenario testing; be used in exercises and training and in an actual emergency. The bottom line is that the quadrupling of the technology implementation will further assist local governments in quickly and efficiently transporting medicines or equipment if the need unfortunately arises.”
Launched in November 2007, the program was expected to have 50 to 60 users, but nearly 400 have signed on, C2Logix said.