Systems that utilize the consumers’ postal codes or other subscriber information end up sending alerts to people outside of the target area and missing the people who need the alert the most.
Sometimes alerting events can be a lasting exercise, such as a chemical spill or a traffic accident. The CMAS systems not only alerts everyone in the target area at the time the alert is initiated, but the operator can choose a time frame for which the system will continue to alert those who travel into the danger zone. We call this persistent alerting.
Expand Target Area Without Re-alerting Existing Area Recipients
Let’s say for example that you have a child abduction or other criminal event that the authorities would like to inform or enlist the public’s help with. The CMAS system will alert everyone in the original target area. If a later point, the operator would like to enlarge the target area the system will only send the message to the new people encountered in the target area, not those that have already received the alert.
Advanced Carrier Throttle Optimization
The CMAS system has the capability of monitoring the carrier network load so that we can throttle back the
alert delivery if we begin to outpace its current capacity.
The CMAS system can send the alert message over the IP network if the mobile handset possesses that capability and is WI-FI enabled at the time of the alert. This feature will gain in importance over time as the carriers’ network and handsets become increasingly IP capable.
CAP capable and can integrate with existing EAS systems
The CMAS system has the Common Alerting Protocol capability and is designed to work as a standalone alerting platform or in conjunction with an existing system.
Database capabilities for first responders and other definable delivery groups
The CMAS system not only serves as general public alerting tool, but can also be configured to allow the operator to build countless databases of alternate alerting groups. Sometimes the operator might want to send a different set of messages to say first responders than what the general public might receive.
Accountable to the government with Statistics
The CMAS system is designed to give the operator an approximate view of the number of mobile phones in the target area. When the alert is initiated, the system will inform the operator of the actually number of mobiles present in the target area. Once the alerting session is completed, the CMAS system will report to the operator the actually number of alerts delivered. This gives the system complete accountability to the user.
Easy and intuitive to operate
The CMAS system is very straight forward with its mapping interface and it is entirely “point and click”. Training is of course provided, but the operator will be capable of sending targeted alert messages within minutes of logging in
Zero infrastructure demands on the existing carrier network
The CMAS system was designed to work with the wireless carriers’ network in place today and tomorrow.