Instant messaging application
The secure instant messaging technology offered by Bantu Inc., Washington, is being used in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's portal for first responders, DisasterHelp (https://disasterhelp. gov). More than 4 million users can log in to the portal's instant messaging box and search for experts in areas such as chemical toxicity, biological threats or hazardous materials. Also, the instant messaging system can alert users when emergencies take place.