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AlertFM Sends Emergency Info via RBDS

Targeted alerts and messages can be received on Alert FM receivers, wall units and other mobile devices, including PDAs, cell phones and other specialized receivers equipped with FM chips.
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(click thumbnail)Global Security Systems is presenting Alert FM, an FM-based digital alert and messaging system that allows state and local government and private sector officials to create and send emergency information before, during and after a crisis. The company says its deployment gives broadcasters a new opportunity to help safeguard their communities.

The single-to-multi-point radio broadcasting system uses Radio Broadcast Data System (RBDS) technology based on our country’s nationwide FM broadcasting network. Targeted alerts and messages are delivered by satellite to FM transmission towers and can be received on Alert FM receivers, wall units and other mobile devices, including PDAs, cell phones and other specialized receivers equipped with FM chips.

Broadcasters receive the RBDS encoder and its ability to transmit non-emergency information, such as song titles, call letters and slogans, at no cost to the station, ultimately allowing them to monetize listenership with the MySimBook application, according to GSS.

Visit Global Security Systems at Booth N9307.

For more information, visit www.alertfm.com.

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