Global Security Systems and 3n are collaborating on integrating the latter’s “mass notification” technology with Alert FM.
The GSS Alert FM uses RDS to send digital information over FM radio infrastructure.
With Alert FM, targeted alerts and messages are delivered by satellite to FM towers and can be received on Alert FM receivers and mobile devices such as PDAs, cell phones and other specialized receivers with FM chips.
The companies say the scalability of their notification technologies will let organizations send messages without having to worry about audience size or location.
3n calls itself the National Notification Network. Its system enables one person, with one call, to communicate with thousands of people on devices including phone, fax, computer, PDA and pager using voice and text communications such as e-mail, SMS and IM.
It system will continue to cycle through each device available until the message is delivered and confirmed by the recipient, according to 3n.
GSS President/CEO Bobby Adams said by partnering with 3n, Alert FM is adding a robust communication channel and is now able to operate on a much broader scale.
Customers of the joint offering will also be able to receive weather alerts and updates through a direct feed from NOAA.