European Debut for the ALERT FM Emergency Warning System at IBC 2011
WorldCast Systems Adds the ALERT FM Emergency Audio and Text System to its Portfolio of Radio Products
Bordeaux-Mérignac -- September 6, 2011-- ALERT FM is proud to announce its European expansion as part of the WorldCast Systems extensive suite of turnkey solutions for broadcasters. The ALERT FM comprehensive emergency audio and text-based warning system is the perfect complement to the group’s established range of Audemat RDS encoders, and will be showcased at the WorldCast Systems’ booth during IBC 2011.
ALERT FM already is deployed extensively throughout the United States, enabling emergency managers to reach large numbers of the population with mass notifications sent via radio stations in audio, text, and email.
Group VP of Sales for WorldCast Systems, Christophe Poulain, explained, “Recent events such as the earthquakes in Japan and Spain have highlighted the need for prompt and wide-reaching emergency notifications in many countries worldwide. To efficiently implement such a scheme requires the involvement of government, broadcasters, and system integrators throughout the world. We see ALERT FM as the perfect approach to bring these groups together and implement a fully integrated, comprehensive, and reliable solution capable of reaching millions of citizens within a matter of seconds.”
ALERT FM provides government officials at national and local levels the ability to create and send digital alert text and audio messages to multiple fixed and mobile devices equipped with a standard FM chip. ALERT FM uses the reliable FM radio broadcast platform to deliver emergency alert text messages to radio listeners at large, or specifically defined audiences such as those within municipalities, counties, college and corporate campuses, sports arenas, convention halls, shopping malls, or even individual schools, dorms, or business buildings. ALERT FM technology will deliver text alerts comprised of up to 240 characters and will even ‘wake up’ ‘sleeping’ ALERT FM–enabled devices to broadcast the local EAS audio message and display corresponding text alerts, further enhancing public safety.
The overlapping signals of FM stations ensure rapid message transmission, even when other communications systems are disrupted. FM broadcasters participating in this network become a critical link in local emergency communication and gain the ability to generate revenue from their RDS capabilities.
The ALERT FM solution will be demonstrated at WorldCast Systems’ booth 8.B50 during IBC in Amsterdam, September 9 to the 13, 2011.
About GSST and ALERT FM
Global Security Systems Technology, LLC, of Lafayette, Louisiana is the provider of ALERT FM, a personal alert and messaging system that delivers emergency audio and text information from state and local governments and private sector officials to targeted recipients using the data subcarrier of local FM radio stations and GSSNet, a satellite data delivery network. ALERT FM has been implemented at the university, state, county, and multi-county levels. More than 40 million people in 14 states have access to ALERT FM technology.
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