A1S Mass Alert Solution: Mobile Emergency Mass Alert
The universal nature of the cellular network makes it one of the major channels of communication through which official information gets transmitted in case of emergency situations. With the help of the cellular network, it is possible to alert people about the imminent danger, direct them to a safe place, and warn against the unrecommended actions in a timely manner. Because of that, the mobile emergency mass alert should be administered via the most modern and reliable technologies.
Not all mobile technologies meet the requirements for performing the mobile emergency alert. For instance, one of the most used and commonly known routes of electronic communication — SMS-messaging — has a few significant flaws:
- Since there are millions of cellular network subscribers, the mobile mass alert might take several hours to be accomplished
- In case of emergency, the mobile network overload could cause the delay of the mobile mass alert
- An important SMS-message might get lost in the overall influx of notifications on the subscriber’s mobile phone
In the A1S Mass Alert solution, a different kind of technology for the mobile broadcast alert — Cell Broadcast — is used. In comparison to SMS-messaging, this technology has the following advantages:
- Efficiency: text messages get delivered to millions of cell phones within the area specified in accordance with the list of cellular sites or the entire coverage area of the network
- Reliability: an independent cellular channel — free from SMS-traffic and designed specifically for mobile mass alert — can be used
- Noticeability: an emergency broadcast message is immediately displayed on the device’s screen over the active applications windows and locked screen and is simultaneously accompanied by the alert sound signal
- Security: the Cell Broadcast channel enables the emergency alert broadcast only to the credible systems specifically connected to the technical equipment of a particular mobile operator.
How the Mobile Mass Emergency Alert Solution A1S Mass Alert Works
- In case of emergency, a government servant uses the A1S Mass Alert interface to specify the geographical area intended for the emergency alert, generates a text message, and starts the broadcasting.
- The message is delivered through the A1S Mass Alert to the Cell Broadcast Center (for example, A1S CBC) that is connected to the controlling systems of the operator’s cellular sites.
- The specified signal channel connected to all cells belonging to the chosen area initializes the broadcast of the emergency alert message.
- All mobile phones registered in the broadcast cells — including the guest subscribers — simultaneously receive the emergency alert message that appears on the screens of their devices and is accompanied by the loud sound signal.
The Advantages of the A1S Mass Alert System in Case of Emergency
- Easy, convenient, and user-friendly interface that doesn’t require any special skills and qualifications for a user to operate it
- There can be an adjustment of user rights within the specified groups
- Easy alert-channels adjustment
- A descriptive and intuitive organizer that helps in tracking the status of active emergency alert messages
- The ability to specify geographical areas using maps or geographical coordinates from the file
- Prompt notification launch from the pre-set customized templates
- Compatibility with EU-Alert (European Public Warning Service) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA, USA) that are supported by mobile phones made in 2012 and onwards (TS 102 900 V1.2.1 standard)
- The ability to customize your own Cell Broadcast Center configuration
- Emergency broadcast compatibility with 2G, 3G, and 4G mobile networks
Additional Features of Mobile Emergency Mass Alert Via Cell Broadcast Technology
Additional functional blocks might be included in the A1S Mass Alert solution to enable communication through regular SMS-messages as well as interactive communication based on DSTK-Push platform.
The communication with the subscribers via the interactive messages allows for a significant enhancement of the mobile mass alert functionality.
Interactive DSTK-Push messaging not only allows to pass the information to the subscribers but also to initiate a dialogue with them. Receiving a DSTK-Push message, the subscriber can immediately execute an action — for example, go to the website, or make a call.
To make interactive communication possible, a DSTK-applet such as A1S NaviSIM must be installed on the subscriber’s SIM-card.
A1S Mass Alert solution is consistent with the major industry-specific standards such as ETSI, 3GPP, and Global Platform, and is highly efficient, reliable, and established software for mobile operators.
The installation of the A1S Mass Alert software is possible both on the customer’s platform and A1 Systems hosting.
For further information about the “Mobile Emergency Mass Alert” and its demonstration, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave your application via the contact form located on the right side of this page.