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Alert Services, Products, Devices

Alert Services, Products, Devices

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America's Emergency Network (AEN)
An emergency communication system which ulilizes the web, a TV channel with live and prerecorded material and an alerting system using parts of FM station's signals (subcarriers) to send messages. Alerts can also be sent to specific mobile phones as text or voice messages and by email.

Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) Public Alertâ„¢
A list of public alert devices that receive emergency warning information. Includes: devices that serve multi-lingual users and users who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired.

CoCo Network
The CoCo network--named for the Cryptographic Overlay Mesh Protocol (COMP) on which it is based--is intended to permit communication across a wide range of devices, including cell phones, two-way radios, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and video cameras.

Connect-Ed, Blackboard Connect, Inc.
A service that enables school administrators to record, schedule, send and track personalized voice messages to tens of thousands of parents, students and staff in minutes.

Emergency Email and Wireless Network
Provides notification to citizens of local, regional and national emergencies utilizing the Internet and email.

Honeywell LifeSafety Manager
A system to integrate and monitor information from fire alarm controllers to control smoke and fire detection and emergency communications systems (paging and audio) from a single workstation in a building.

Krown Alarm Monitor KA300 System
This system connects existing alarm devices via a wireless link system and displays up to three alarm channels. It has a built-in strobe light, a loudspeaker, a transmitter and a bed shaker.

National Weather Service NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards, NWR for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Guidance on using NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) as an alerting tool if you are deaf or hard of hearing.

PIER System (Public Information and Emergency Response)
A full spectrom, on demand communication mangement web application.

Roam Secure, part of Cooper Notification
Roam Secure developed the first multi-device, large-scale, two way emergency communication system.

Provides a location-based platform for the distribution of emergency alerts and other mobile messaging.

Produces products for communicating public warning and incident management. Provides equipment and software for digital television (DTV) data broadcast and satellite applications.

WeatherBug, AWS Convergence Technologies
Live local weather information delivered to consumers via the Internet and mobile devices.

XM Emergency Alert - XM 247
XM Emergency Alert Channel, 247, is available 24 hours a day and provides data drawn from a variety of sources, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Weather Service, police and fire departments, and local eyewitness reports.