Alerting Systems http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/31121/more en Newscan: Apple Watch’s SOS feature calls 911 after car crash http://urgentcomm.com/public/newscan-apple-watch-s-sos-feature-calls-911-after-car-crash <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/news/92086092/apple-watchs-sos-feature-calls-911-after-crash">Apple Watch&rsquo;s SOS feature calls 911 after car crash</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.rcrwireless.com/20170504/carriers/att-oracle-sign-major-cloud-agreement-tag6">AT&amp;T, Oracle sign major cloud agreement</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.rcrwireless.com/20170503/carriers/verizon-sells-cloud-managed-hosting-business-to-ibm-tag6">Verizon sells cloud, managed hosting business to IBM</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public/newscan-apple-watch-s-sos-feature-calls-911-after-car-crash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public/newscan-apple-watch-s-sos-feature-calls-911-after-car-crash#comments Public Thu, 04 May 2017 16:00:00 +0000 50361 at http://urgentcomm.com SMS/MMS text messaging can help local governments and public-safety agencies connect to the public http://urgentcomm.com/blog/smsmms-text-messaging-can-help-local-governments-and-public-safety-agencies-connect-public <div class="node-body blog-body">Communicating with residents is a priority for state and local governments and public-safety agencies at any time, but it is especially important during times of emergency. SMS/MMS messaging systems can help provide alerts during such critical moments, as well as improve information exchanges with the public on a day-to-day basis.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/smsmms-text-messaging-can-help-local-governments-and-public-safety-agencies-connect-public" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/smsmms-text-messaging-can-help-local-governments-and-public-safety-agencies-connect-public#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Citizen Engagement Disaster Response Public FCC View from the Top Sun, 16 Apr 2017 22:56:00 +0000 50211 at http://urgentcomm.com How smartphone alerts can increase Americans’ safety abroad during times of uncertainty http://urgentcomm.com/blog/how-smartphone-alerts-can-increase-americans-safety-abroad-during-times-uncertainty <div class="node-body blog-body">Despite efforts to improve the ability of the U.S. government to be able to communicate with Americans traveling abroad, the chances of success are haphazard, at best—a situation that could result in the unnecessary loss of American lives. Technology offers a way to increase significantly the chance for the U.S. government to provide important emergency information to these Americans on foreign soil.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/how-smartphone-alerts-can-increase-americans-safety-abroad-during-times-uncertainty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/how-smartphone-alerts-can-increase-americans-safety-abroad-during-times-uncertainty#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Federal Government/Military Policy Public Security View from the Top Thu, 10 Nov 2016 21:50:00 +0000 48481 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions: Randy Long describes benefits of SchoolSAFE solution http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-randy-long-describes-benefits-schoolsafe-solution <div class="node-body video-body">Randy Long of SchoolSAFE Communications describes how the dealer-developed solution supports daily communications on educational campuses, as well as interoperability with public-safety personnel during times of emergency.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-randy-long-describes-benefits-schoolsafe-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-randy-long-describes-benefits-schoolsafe-solution#comments Alerting Systems Dispatch Incident Command/Situational Awareness Critical Infrastructure Interoperability State & Local Government Training Motorola Solutions Thu, 08 Sep 2016 19:01:00 +0000 47771 at http://urgentcomm.com Locution Systems: Glenn Neal highlights mobile-app capabilities associated with fire-station alerting system http://urgentcomm.com/first-responders/locution-systems-glenn-neal-highlights-mobile-app-capabilities-associated-fire-stat <div class="node-body video-body">Glenn Neal, president and CTO of Locution Systems, describes the mapping functionality and other mobile-application capabilities that are available to customers of the company's PrimeAlert fire-station alerting solution. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/first-responders/locution-systems-glenn-neal-highlights-mobile-app-capabilities-associated-fire-stat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/first-responders/locution-systems-glenn-neal-highlights-mobile-app-capabilities-associated-fire-stat#comments Dispatch Fire/EMS First Responders GIS/Mapping APCO Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:50:00 +0000 47611 at http://urgentcomm.com Mutualink, Rave Mobile Safety integrate campus-focused emergency-communications solutions http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/mutualink-rave-mobile-safety-integrate-campus-focused-emergency-communications-solu <div class="node-body article-body">Mutualink and Rave Mobile Safety announce that they have integrated the Mutualink K12 and Rave Panic Button technologies into a common platform designed primarily to support emergency communications on school campuses, as well for hospitals, governments and other enterprises.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/mutualink-rave-mobile-safety-integrate-campus-focused-emergency-communications-solu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/mutualink-rave-mobile-safety-integrate-campus-focused-emergency-communications-solu#comments Alerting Systems Incident Command/Situational Awareness Enterprise Interoperability Public Safety System Design Wed, 06 Apr 2016 23:12:00 +0000 44491 at http://urgentcomm.com Developing response protocols for emergency situations critical to facilities managers, first responders http://urgentcomm.com/blog/developing-response-protocols-emergency-situations-critical-facilities-managers-first-responder <div class="node-body blog-body">During the last year, the security industry has seen a greater emphasis placed on combining high-functioning security systems with mechanisms that ultimately will serve to reduce law-enforcement response times and equip first responders with valuable information. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/developing-response-protocols-emergency-situations-critical-facilities-managers-first-responder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/developing-response-protocols-emergency-situations-critical-facilities-managers-first-responder#comments Alerting Systems Critical Infrastructure Enterprise Interoperability Public Safety Security View from the Top Thu, 03 Dec 2015 14:29:00 +0000 39631 at http://urgentcomm.com Intrado: Christian Militeau discusses partnership with Gemalto on public-safety sensor software http://urgentcomm.com/intrado/intrado-christian-militeau-discusses-partnership-gemalto-public-safety-sensor-software <div class="node-body video-body">Intrado's Christian Militeau discusses the partnership between his company and Gemalto to develop a public-safety sensor application platform.</div> <div class="field-byline"> Stephanie Toone </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/intrado/intrado-christian-militeau-discusses-partnership-gemalto-public-safety-sensor-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/intrado/intrado-christian-militeau-discusses-partnership-gemalto-public-safety-sensor-software#comments Applications Data First Responders Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Intrado Tue, 01 Dec 2015 15:16:00 +0000 39591 at http://urgentcomm.com FCC proposes messaging, location enhancements to Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-proposes-messaging-location-enhancements-wireless-emergency-alerts-wea-system <div class="node-body article-body">Authorities will be able to provide the public with alerts via wireless devices that are more detailed and geographically relevant under a proposal to revamp the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system that FCC commissioners approved unanimously.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-proposes-messaging-location-enhancements-wireless-emergency-alerts-wea-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-proposes-messaging-location-enhancements-wireless-emergency-alerts-wea-system#comments Citizen Engagement First Responders Public Public Safety Regulation FCC Fri, 20 Nov 2015 23:08:00 +0000 39521 at http://urgentcomm.com Vencore: Chris Vasko outlines Vencore's application ecosystem for FirstNet and First Responder Application Challenge http://urgentcomm.com/first-responders/vencore-chris-vasko-outlines-vencores-application-ecosystem-firstnet-and-first-resp <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Vencore has developed an application ecosystem using its Intelligent Data Exploitation and Analytics System (IDEAS), which will fulfill FirstNet's vision of having an ecosystem for safe, innovative applications for first responders.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/first-responders/vencore-chris-vasko-outlines-vencores-application-ecosystem-firstnet-and-first-resp" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2015/11/chrisvasko.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://urgentcomm.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/podcast/audio/Vencore.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=4738119">Vencore.mp3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/first-responders/vencore-chris-vasko-outlines-vencores-application-ecosystem-firstnet-and-first-resp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/first-responders/vencore-chris-vasko-outlines-vencores-application-ecosystem-firstnet-and-first-resp#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Applications First Responders Public Safety APCO NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 19 Nov 2015 17:14:00 +0000 39471 at http://urgentcomm.com