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Cell broadcast alerting on track for late 2017

Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the implementation of a new nationwide channel for sending alerts about emergencies to mobile phones is on track to be up and running by the end of the year.

Cell broadcast alerting is a new way of sending information to mobile phones in a set area without people needing to download an app or subscribe to a service.

“The alerts will appear similar to text messages. They are received automatically and for free by all cell broadcast enabled mobile phones in the area,” Mr Brownlee says.

“Discussions with New Zealand’s major telecommunications companies are progressing well and we expect to have contracts signed in the coming weeks.

“Once the cell broadcast alerting system is up and running, an alert will be sent out to mobile phones through the cell towers in the affected areas in the event of an emergency.

“As no technology is 100 per cent failsafe or equally useful in all conditions and emergencies, multiple channels will continue to be used to send alerts when emergencies happen.

“These channels include radio, television, websites, various social media, smartphone apps, sirens and others.

“A range of alerting methods were assessed before cell broadcast was chosen but this system gives the best combination of reach and reliability in New Zealand’s conditions.

“It will get information about an emergency to at-risk communities faster and more reliably than ever before. Plus, cell broadcast technology is not vulnerable to network overloading, so even when the networks get busy after a disaster, alerts can still be sent quickly.

“The system is well established elsewhere in the world in counties such as the US, Japan, Israel, Chile, the Netherlands and Taiwan.

“Countries including Canada, Peru, the UAE and the Philippines are in the process of implementing cell broadcast alerting.

“The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management and the three mobile network operators – 2degrees, Vodafone and Spark – are working together to enable cell broadcast technology in New Zealand for the first time.

“The Ministry is working alongside the Fire Service, Police, Ministry of Health and Ministry for Primary Industries to develop a system that will work for the whole of government.

“Cell broadcast alerts don’t replace the need for people to pay attention to natural warnings, which is particularly important in the case of earthquakes and potential tsunamis,” Mr Brownlee says.

Source: https://www.national.org.nz/cell_broadcast_alerting_on_track_for_late_2017


Israeli tech for mass-notification alerts saves lives

When a natural or manmade disaster strikes, countries in Latin America, Europe and Israel use eVigilo’s multichannel system to warn citizens.

ONEMI – Chile – Cell Broadcast – Alerta de Tsunami

Public Warning – Cell Broadcast


Sistema de Alerta de Emergencias

Sistema de Alerta de Emergencias

El Sistema de Alerta de Emergencias (SAE), es un sistema impulsado por el Gobierno de Chile cuya finalidad es advertir a los usuarios acerca de situaciones de emergencia que afecten a una comunidad. El aviso es enviado por la Oficina Nacional de Emergencias (ONEMI) a través de un mensaje especialmente diseñado para ser recibido por teléfonos móviles compatibles.

El sistema de alertas funciona de la siguiente forma:


Revisa los manuales de implementación

  • Los equipos disponibles que soportan el servicio SAE deben cumplir con algunas características técnicas, tales como: el despliegue automático de la notificación del mensaje de alerta en la pantalla, una notificación sonora y vibración.
  • Los equipos Apple no son compatibles con este servicio, por lo tanto no podrás descargar el manual.

Más información sobre SAE

SAE es un sistema impulsado por el Gobierno de Chile cuya finalidad es advertir a los usuarios acerca de situaciones de emergencia que afecten a una comunidad. El aviso es enviado por la Oficina Nacional de Emergencias (ONEMI) a través de un mensaje especialmente diseñado para ser recibido por teléfonos móviles compatibles.

Esta alerta solo puede ser recibida en los equipos que cumplan con los requisitos técnicos definidos por la Subsecretaría de Telecomunicaciones (SUBTEL), de acuerdo a la Resolución Exenta N°3.261 de 2012 y sus posteriores modificaciones.

Para mayor información, ingresa a www.sae.gob.cl

Info: http://personas.entel.cl/PortalPersonas/appmanager/entelpcs/personas?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=P59800181771362510680555

CNN Chile hosting eVigilo

eVigilo to Deliver Chile’s Next Generation Emergency Alert System to Cellular Phones

eVigilo’s platform has been selected in an international tender to deliver Chile’s national earthquake and Tsunami cellular warning system based on cell broadcast technology.

Tel Aviv, Israel (PRWEB) April 19, 2011

eVigilo has been selected by the Chilean Sub-Secretary of Telecommunications during a tender process that has been proclaimed after the devastating earthquake in February 2010, that caused the death of more than 400 people.

The project’s first stage, that was initially budgeted by the Sub-Secretary of Telecommunications with US$ 5 Million, will send emergency alerts and notifications to the population across the three existing mobile operators, and two more mobile operators that will be activated in the future, over GSM and 3G infrastructure using the cell broadcast technology.

“This is a very important step to meet one of the commitments of the President (Sebastián Piñera) for emergency situations: to provide a mechanism for timely information that will help save lives before a natural disaster,” said Minister of Interior and Public Security, Rodrigo Hinzpeter

As one of the first tenders worldwide for the deployment of a cell broadcast based national emergency notification solution, the Chilean RFP has attracted large number of participants from Japan, China, Europe the United States and Israel.

eVigilo’s IADC (Integrated Alert Distribution Center) solution has been selected due to its technical-economical superiority.

eVigilo IADC will send emergency alerts and notifications triggered automatically through sensor input (machine2machine notification) and through manual creation by Chile’s Emergency Management Authority (ONEMI), sending messages to the population according to its geographic location.

Minister of Transport and Telecommunications, Pedro Pablo Errazuriz, noted that “the operation task this year is to have an automatic communication system that enables to inform people in time.”

eVigilo IADC enables the sending of messages simultaneously across different means of communication such as mobile networks, sirens, pagers, radio, IP and TV.

Sub-Secretary of Telecommunication Jorge Atton, stated that “this mass alert system that will work by December 2011 across compatible phones, might be used in 2nd phase over digital television that is going to be introduced gradually across the country.”

Same as in Chile, eVigilo’s IADC solution has been selected to provide earthquake and tsunami notifications also in Israel, positioning it worldwide as one of the leading mass alert solution providers in its field.

eVigilo CEO Guy Weiss has said: “Chile’s concern for the safety and security of its citizens is very high. We are thrilled and honored to have been selected to stand up to those requirements and to deliver the first cell broadcast based national emergency notification platform that will be operated in the Americas.”

About eVigilo
eVigilo develops the industry’s only fully integrated, multi-technology mass alert platform that can reach millions of people in just seconds – to enhance safety and security and save lives in emergency situations. Supporting multi-channel alert notification and communication, the holistic, flexible Integrated Alert Distribution Center (IADC) Platform is the most effective and efficient turnkey solution for mass alert systems used by governments, homeland security and rescue forces, educational institutions, energy companies, industry and public utilities. eVigilo is managed by its founders and backed by a high caliber, experienced team of security and software professionals. For more information, visit us at: http://www.evigilo.net

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