Supplier viaRadio Corp. announced the launch of a statewide RDS-based emergency alerting infrastructure in Florida.
"With the support of the State of Florida Division of Emergency Management, viaRadio has provided HEARO Local Alert Receivers to every county statewide," the company said. "All counties are participating in the alerting program to deliver urgent messages to specialized HEARO receivers, desktop alerts and other media."
The parent of viaRadio is 2wcom, based in Germany.
The firm now can offer municipalities and other government entities access to its ENVOY Emergency Solutions platform, which it is marketing as a turnkey platform for warning and communication that relies on an FM RDS infrastructure.
Text messages are sent to the specialized receivers in English and Spanish.
"HEARO receivers are also compatible with ADA-compliant accessories including strobes and thumpers," the company stated. "Using FM radio infrastructure, the viaRadio emergency warning system works even when power, phone and Internet are out. HEARO radio receivers also carry NOAA weather warnings and have a 60-hour battery life in case of power outages."