Apprion recently debuted the ION emergency notification application, which delivers real-time alerts over public-address systems, AM radio transmissions, smartphones, mobile computers and software communications channels.

The application leverages multiple wireless communication technologies and a suite of third-party devices from vendors such as Federal Signal and Motorola that are integrated with existing operational applications for emergency warnings, plant evacuations, start and dismissal notices, public address and process control signaling. The system addresses Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) compliance requirements as well as safety and security regulations such as the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism (CFAT) standards, U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Security (MARSEC) levels and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP) standards.

Features provided by ION Emergency Notification include omni-directional speaker arrays, visual strobe lights, integration with AM radio broadcast and PBX systems as well as the ION-based Alarm Activation of pre-recorded warnings.