“uniti” is a software application that was developed by Umoya at the request of the Western Cape Provincial Disaster Management Centre. Umoya Networks had been providing a disaster tolerant satellite network to the provincial government that linked district and local municipalities since 2005. Disaster Management needed a simple, easy to use collaboration tool which enabled authorities to communicate across organizational boundaries.
After deploying uniti in the Western Cape, the National Disaster Management Centre appointed Umoya to provide uniti to assist with managing operational reporting and communication over the Soccer World Cup in 2010. Umoya was able to deploy uniti nationally and train 600 users within six weeks just prior to the start of the Soccer World Cup. The application was a great success and has subsequently been adapted for use by the fire department in Worcester as their operational software which is now called FireWeb.
Following on from this, Umoya Software, in partnership with FFA (Pty) Ltd. (they manage the national wildfire fire fighting), has further developed uniti to provide operational dispatching of fire fighting aircraft and ground crews, cross functional communication, team rostering and deployment as well as automated billing for services rendered. The integrated mapping function is linked to a live satellite feed and displays fires as they appear across Southern Africa. This product is called “WildFire”.