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Intrado Offers Wi-Fi Emergency Service

Wednesday, October 13, 2010   (0 Comments)
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Intrado offers Wi-Fi emergency service
By Michael Davidson
Boulder County Business Report

October 13, 2010 --

LONGMONT - Intrado Inc. in Longmont announced Wednesday it has inked a deal it believes will help keep wireless customers safe during emergencies.

Intrado said it is working with one2many, a Netherlands-based company specializing in cell broadcast technology, to develop emergency notification systems for wireless customers.

Intrado specializes in providing emergency communication services and technologies to telecommunication service providers and emergency responders.

The Intrado Cell Broadcast Service would "enable the real-time distribution of public safety text messages to mobile handsets in a specific geographic area," said Dami Hummel, vice president and general manager of the Intrado's Mobility Division in a statement released by the company.

The area could be as small as a neighborhood or as large as a country.

The system could be used to distribute warnings about tornados, hurricanes, Amber alerts and other threats in a community, one2many managing director Maarten Mes said.

The new Intrado Cell Broadcast Service will allow U.S.-based wireless service providers to fulfill the requirements of the Federal Communications Commission Warning, Alert and Response Network Act (WARN Act). Its deployment is scheduled to begin in early 2011.

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