Mobile Phones as Emergency Alert Systems
- Wireless Mesh Networks for Public Safety and Crisis Management Applications. Portmann, Marius; Pirzada, Asad Amir // IEEE Internet Computing;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p18
Wireless mesh networks (WMNs) are multihop wireless networks with self-healing and self-configuring capabilities. These features, plus the ability to provide wireless broadband connectivity at a comparatively low cost, make WMNs a promising technology for a wide range of applications. While...
- Can You Hear Me Now? O'Rourke, Morgan // Risk Management (00355593);Jan/Feb2013, Vol. 60 Issue 1, p48
The author focuses on the repercussions of the wireless technology trends in the U.S. He argues that any new technology can have a downside but it does not mean that society should stop relying on cell phones. The author stresses that adjustments need to be made whether it means practicing...
- Quiet is the new loud. // Wireless Asia;Sep2005, Vol. 8 Issue 7, p40
The article focuses on mobile phone etiquette issues. Mobile phones have made society in South Korea too quiet as user prefer chat and text messages to talking. It is the very opposite of the preference of mobile phone users in the United States.
- Small Is Out; Big Is In. // Wireless Week;6/1/2004, Vol. 10 Issue 12, p30
Presents information on a giant cell phone on display in a mall in Santa Monica, California. Description of the cell phone; Reasons behind the creation of the phone; Equipment used in placing calls using the giant phone.
- Prepaid market gets second look. Meyer, Dan // RCR Wireless News;7/28/2003, Vol. 22 Issue 30, p11
Reports on the use of two-way messaging devices in emergency services communications in the U.S. Result of a study on wireless devices and emergency messaging system used by emergency service organizations; Factors considered when implementing an enhanced wireless communications system; Problem...
- Emergency Utah Network has Glitch-Free Debut. // Government Product News;Aug2004, Vol. 43 Issue 8, p10
Reports on the results of a test run of the Utah Wireless Integrated Network (UWIN) in Utah as of August 2004. Advantages of UWIN in emergency situations; Description of the test run; Information on the second phase of the testing.
- SpectraRep Issues White Paper on Campus Crisis Communications. // Professional Safety;Sep2007, Vol. 52 Issue 9, p6
The article provides information on the paper released by professional services companies that includes SpectraRep and SquareLoop. The paper is about the holistic approach to campus emergency communications which involves integrated systems using diverse wireless communications channels. The...
- Place your bets!! Asia's five new 3G license battlegrounds. Tanner, John C. // Wireless Asia;Nov2005, Vol. 8 Issue 9, p28
The article focuses on the third generation wireless communication system bandwagon in Asia. Over 20 markets in Asia have some form of 3G service, whether it is W-CDMA, EV-DO or WLL-based CDMA450 1x. Most networks have gone live in 2005. China is gaining the greatest interest at the moment, it...
- Southeast Asian 3G: the story so far. // Wireless Asia;Nov2005, Vol. 8 Issue 9, p29
The article focuses on the launching of third generation mobile services in Southeast Asia. 3G operators have made different approaches in launching 3G systems. Cost of video calls has been a concern to 3G operators though. One of the strategy would be bundling data with voice plans to increase...