Warning system suppler viaRadio in Florida says its Envoy Emergency Solutions platform was chosen by the state of Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management to cover 20 remote counties in the western part of that state.
The platform is intended to help communicate with residents before, during and after disasters. The counties will be an extension of the existing Envoy platform in Oklahoma.
viaRadio’s local alert system uses radio-style Hearo FM receivers plus software to send text messages to residents from emergency personnel.
“The system will notify thousands of residents in seconds,” the supplier stated. “Officials will employ the technology to communicate with county staffs, emergency management and residents of individual counties or statewide on subjects ranging from urgent safety concerns to road and school closures.”
Radio stations are involved to transmit Oklahoma emergency warning data over their FM RDS signals.