OFFICEWATCH CALL REPORTING SELECTED FOR NAVAL SHIP USNS WILLIAM MCLEAN
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – August 6, 2009-- Metropolis Technologies, a leading manufacturer of telemanagement software for businesses and government agencies, is pleased to announce that its OfficeWatch product has been selected by the United States Navy for use on the USNS William McLean. After passing rigorous testing by Armed Forces technology contractor, Ki Company, OfficeWatch was selected by the Navy for use on its fleet of carriers. Earlier this year, OfficeWatch was also installed on several supercarriers, including the USS George Washington and the newly-commissioned USS George HW Bush. “The ease of use for the sailors has been particularly nice. Training takes a lot less time than what our previous product took," states Kenny Hill, Contractor for Ki Company, who selected OfficeWatch for the carriers.
The ship is a T-AKE (designated T-AKE 12) and honors William Burdette McLean (1914-1976), who developed the heat-seeking Sidewinder air-to-air missile while serving as a physicist for the Navy. T-AKE 12 will be the first Navy ship named after McLean. The T-AKEs are 689 feet in length, displace approximately 42,000 tons and can reach a speed of 20 knots. As part of the Military Sealift Command’s (MSC) Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force, the T-AKEs are designated United States Naval Ship (USNS). Unlike their United States Ship (USS) counterparts, the T-AKEs are crewed by 124 civil service mariners working for MSC, as well as 11 sailors who provide supply coordination.
Metropolis has been a provider of telemangement solutions for the Armed Forces and government agencies since 1993. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Metropolis provides OfficeWatch for Businesses and ProfitWatch for Hotels directly to end-users and select resellers globally.