GSS Doubles Alert FM Network With Addition Of K-Love And Air1
September 28, 2010 at 6:20 AM (PT)
GLOBAL SECURITY SYSTEMS (GSS) has entered into an agreement with K-LOVE and AIR1, EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION’s nationwide group of radio stations, to implement ALERT FM in a scheduled roll-out that will double the number of locations where the FM-based personal alerting and messaging system is operational to over 450 radio stations across the country.
K-LOVE and AIR1 join COMMONWEALTH BROADCASTING and THE CROMWELL GROUP in support of ALERT FM, which uses Radio Broadcast Data Service (RIDES) FM-subcarrier technology to deliver emergency alert messages to any receiver equipped with an FM radio chip and Alert FM software.
"The ability to save lives in a disaster is a significant part of the public trust that we seek to fulfill at all of our radio stations," said EMF VP/Engineering SAM WALLINGTON. "Because ALERT FM ensures real-time concurrent distribution of emergency alerts to all devices equipped with an FM receiver and ALERT FM software, it is far superior to cellular transmission which is not designed for simultaneous multiple-point distribution."