Free flow

Luna, Lynnette
August 2009
Urgent Communications;Aug2009, Vol. 27 Issue 8, p18
Trade Publication
The article reports on the efforts of vendors and operators in the U.S. in solving the transmission bottleneck in emergency alert systems. Omnilert discloses that several fire departments and rescue squads are dropping their pagers in favor of a more effective emergency dispatch solution. It is noted that the mobile industry is holding out for a national alert system utilizing broadcast technologies. It is expected that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will introduce a federal alert gateway in 2010.


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