Australia to Deploy Everbridge Nationwide Early Warning System
Monday, June 17, 2019 | Comments

Everbridge was awarded a multiyear contract to support the deployment of Australia’s next-generation national early warning system.

In combination with Australia’s major telecommunications companies, the Everbridge solution will be used to power Emergency Alert Australia, providing populationwide alerting to help reach the country’s more than 25 million residents and about 9 million annual visitors. If residing within an area where a sudden, critical event, such as fire, extreme weather or a terror attack, occurs, residents and visitors to Australia will receive location-based short message service (SMS) notifications on their mobile phones, in addition to smartphone mobile app notifications and fixed-line voice alerts, among other modalities.

Everbridge public warning leverages existing telecom infrastructure, with no opt-in required, to reach everyone within a geographic area to reduce disaster risk, support first responder communications, and analyze disaster communications effectiveness for subsequent mitigation activities.

“Our Public Warning solution enables government organizations and public-safety agencies to immediately connect with every person in an affected area during a critical event regardless of nationality, residency or mobile telephone handset type,” said Jaime Ellertson, CEO and chairman of Everbridge. “Australia has served as a model example for populationwide alerting and emergency preparedness over the past decade, and we are honored to support them on the evolution of their national system.”

The next-generation system is scheduled to become operational in 2020.

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