Everbridge Buys One2Many, Wins Massachusetts Contract
Monday, March 23, 2020 | Comments

Everbridge acquired one2many, a global provider of cell broadcast solutions for safety applications, to provide a mobile-optimized, full-lifecycle solution for meeting and exceeding EU regulatory and other global initiatives for countrywide population alerting.

The combination creates the largest and only public warning system combining cell-broadcast and address-, group- and location-based, multichannel technologies, Everbridge said. The new hybrid platform enables countries to protect against coronavirus; share updates on viral hotspots and pandemic best practices; coordinate first responders and healthcare resources; establish two-way communications with at-risk populations; and manage disruptions to transportation, education and other critical services. In addition, the platform also provides critical event management capabilities across a broad range of threats including natural disasters, terrorism, cyber and other security events.

Everbridge already leverages its CEM platform to reach more than 550 million people with more than 3,700 active deployments in 13 countries including the United States, Canada and India. The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the recent mandate requiring EU member countries to have a populationwide alerting system in place by June 2022, provides a major catalyst for population alerting systems adoption. Everbridge supports four European countries: Greece, Iceland, the Netherlands and Sweden. In addition to Europe, the company supports countries in Asia Pacific and Latin America including recent wins in Australia, Peru and Singapore.

One2many adds countrywide support in the Middle East and Asia Pacific, including in New Zealand. As the world’s market leader in 4G/ 5G cell broadcast with experience across more than 30 countries, the combination of one2many and Everbridge lays the groundwork for additional countrywide deployments.

“A comprehensive public warning system can be used to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, decrease the pressure on public health services, protect those that are most vulnerable, and coordinate the appropriate volunteers and stakeholders when needed,” said David Meredith, CEO of Everbridge. “Now, with the talented team and technology of one2many, the company that set the standard for how cell broadcasts should be used for safety, we significantly extend our lead in both technology and know-how to help governments around the world protect their residents and visitors while exceeding regulatory mandates.”

In addition, the commonwealth of Massachusetts selected Everbridge as its new mass notification provider for its statewide COMMalert program. Massachusetts intends to implement COMMalert in phases, with additional capabilities added over time. The state contract also provides a purchasing vehicle for local municipalities and state universities to purchase their own critical event management solutions.

With statewide contracts in Connecticut and Vermont as well, Everbridge supports many of the area’s largest airports, universities, hospitals and businesses. Within the state capital of Massachusetts, the Everbridge network of emergency management customers includes the Boston Police Department, the Boston Public Health Commission and the Boston Fire Department. The company’s platform facilitates internal communications so these organizations can effectively manage the millions of people that are present in downtown Boston and, if necessary, respond quickly to any disruptive events.

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