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Subject: Warning Systems Appoints Patrick Gannon as New President


SARASOTA, FL and HUNTSVILLE, AL,  22 December 2008 - Warning Systems, Inc.
(WSI), provider of public alert and notification systems for emergency
management, today announced the appointment of Patrick Gannon to President
and Chief Operating Officer. The company's Chief Executive Officer, Dr.
Thomas "Pat" Hardeman, will also take on the responsibilities of
vice-chairman of WSI's Board of Directors. This management team expansion
comes in response to continued growth in WSI's product and service offerings
within the global emergency management, chemical, energy, telecommunications
and public safety markets.
Gannon will work directly with Hardeman and the entire management team to
support WSI's evolution into an international product and services company.
Warning Systems is experiencing strong domestic and overseas demand for
WSI's OnAlertR and AdaptAlertT Activation systems as organizations realize
their potential to improve public notification capabilities, adopt mandated
standards and increase siren management productivity.  
"With customers requiring more and more Internet connectivity for alert
notification, Warning Systems needs a proven software veteran with the
operational experience to lead the company to the next level," said
Hardeman. "Patrick's extensive track record, strong technical background and
international experience are an ideal match for Warning Systems. We are
looking forward to accelerating the company's growth under Patrick's
Before joining Warning Systems, Gannon was president and CEO of OASIS, the
not-for-profit consortium that develops open standards for the global
information society. He also served on the Board Directors for OASIS, which
is home to standards such as OpenDocument, ebXML, WS-Security, and the
Common Alerting Protocol (CAP). While at OASIS, Gannon worked with Elysa
Jones, WSI's Chief Technology Officer, who chairs the OASIS Emergency
Management Committee that developed and maintains CAP. Gannon oversaw the
approval of CAP as International Telecommunications Union (ITU-T)
Recommendation X.1303.

During his tenure at OASIS, Gannon was appointed as a high-level Advisor to
the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development (UN GAID) in 2006
and has been a member of the US Election Assistance Commission's (EAC)
Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC) since 2004.

Throughout his career, Gannon's focus has been on creating international
demand for standards-compliant products and services and forging public and
private sector alliances. Gannon is recognized as an Internet industry
visionary. He has advised heads of state on building technology
infrastructures and led international councils designed to make technology
more accessible to economically developing nations. 
"I have always been drawn to innovative technologies that solve real
business challenges and impact people's lives in positive ways," said
Gannon. "WSI has a track record of creating cutting edge products such as
their Emergency Alert System (EAS) Activation Controller." The WSI EAS
Activation Controller was one of the first products to receive positive
evaluation from the US National Incident Management System - Supporting
Technologies Evaluation Program (NIMS STEP). "WSI's leadership role in CAP
is another example of the importance this company places on innovation. With
its impressive technology, leadership in public safety initiatives and
seasoned management team, I see great potential in Warning Systems and look
forward to building on the company's current momentum to take its growth to
the next level." 
About WSI  
WSI is dedicated to providing high quality, versatile, state-of-the-art
hardware and software products and services for effectively alerting
emergency management professionals, and the public in the event of
emergencies or incidences of concern. WSI's products also have the
capability to alert selected populations of people located within specific
affected geographical zones. WSI is well known for their Tone Alert Radios
installed at US Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP)
sites. An equity-owner company, WSI is headquartered in Huntsville, AL, with
offices in Anniston, AL and Sarasota, FL. 

Patrick Gannon
President & COO
Warning Systems, Inc.
+1 256 880 8702 x104  (office)
+1 256 468 4055  (mobile)
+1 978 458 7478  (home-office)

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