Global Security Systems Expands Alert FM
October 13, 2010 at 11:05 AM (PT)
GLOBAL SECURITY SYSTEMS (GSS) is expanding its FM radio-based alerting technology, ALERT FM, to provide cellular carriers with a Commercial Mobile Alert Service (CMAS) solution. ALERT FM allows emergency management officials to rapidly disseminate warnings and safety information in the form of text alerts to FM radio-enabled wireless phones based on their specified locations.
The ALERT FM system utilizes Radio Broadcast Data System (RBDS) technology over the existing nationwide and redundant FM radio infrastructure to allow rapid dissemination of emergency alert messages to citizenry based on geographic or organizational groupings. ALERT FM can target FM-enabled devices in a single building, a football arena, or the entire country.
In times of disaster when cellular networks become overloaded, FM radio’s single-point to multiple-point transmission assures the delivery of critical information to a vast number of FM-enabled devices simultaneously.