GSS and Trispec Collaborate to Bring ALERT FM to Canada
Alert and Emergency Notification to be key Market
St. Leonard, QUEBEC - November 1st, 2011 - Global Security Systems (GSS) and Trispec Communications announced today their collaboration in the alerting market with the introduction of ALERT FM, GSS’s comprehensive emergency notification system, into Canada. ALERT FM is already deployed extensively throughout the United States and more than 60 million people have access to the technology.
“Trispec is pleased to introduce the ALERT FM system into the Canadian market and plans to offer the same product, services, and support that has made the system as success in the United States,” Claude Mailhot, Trispec director of strategic vendor relations, said. “Trispec is committed to the development of the alert and messaging service business in Canada and will provide engineering design, integration and installation, and service to Canadian clients across the country.”
ALERT FM allows provincial and local officials to send digital information via the Radio Data System (“RDS”) - data subcarrier- of local FM radio stations, SMS (text) or email so that first responders, schools, businesses, or citizens can receive emergency information in mere seconds. This information can be received on fixed or mobile receivers, or on other consumer devices such PDAs, cell phones and other specialized receivers in the future. Types of notifications might include weather warnings, evacuation notices, Amber Alerts, plant or school closings, utility notices, or traffic alerts.
The reliability and redundancy of ALERT FM’s use of RDS lies in its use of pre-existing network of towers, which in turn provides overlapping coverage of an area. These overlapping towers provide rapid message transmission even when other communication transmissions are disrupted.
“GSS is very excited about working with Trispec to expand our ALERT FM system into Canada. We look forward to providing provincial and local officials with proven technology that has the potential to provide life-saving information to the citizens of Canada,” Robert L. Adams, president and CEO of Global Security Systems, said.
About GSS/ ALERT FM:
GSS is the systems integrator, service provider, and manufacturer of ALERT FM, an FM radio-based alert and messaging system that incorporates RDS technology to digital information using conventional FM radio infrastructure to a targeted audience. This information can be received specially designed ALERT FM receivers or any device equipped with a standard FM chip. ALERT FM has been implemented at the university, state, county and multi-county levels. More than 60 million people in 14 US States and 15 thousand people in Canada have access to ALERT FM technology.
Founded in 2002, GSS has its headquarters in Jackson, Mississippi (USA), with offices in Florida, Louisiana, Washington D.C., and Sweden. For more information visit www.alertfm.com or www.gssnet.us.
Trispec engineering the how™ is an engineering and systems integration company that specializes in the design, supply and building of communications networks, Test and Measurement platforms, and alert-messaging systems. Trispec recently supplied and supported deployments of over-the-air CAP-CP EAS decoding systems for Emergency Management departments in Alberta and Nova Scotia. Trispec has offices and warehouses in Montreal, Toronto and Calgary. Reach us at www.trispec.com