My worst nightmare is that a strong earthquake will catch us unprepared with inability to warn the population and oversee & control the aftermath.
(PRWEB) April 13, 2011
The Prime Minister of Israel, Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu, attended an emergency meeting at the end of March following the earthquake in Japan. The meeting's aim was to make an assessment of Israel’s readiness to deal with similar disasters, and to take precautionary measures
During the meeting, Prime Minister Netanyahu stated that eVigilo's emergency alert platform, IADC (Integrated Alert Distribution Center), which is operated by the Israeli Home Front Command, will also provide early warning to the population seconds before an earthquake occurs.
At the meeting, it was revealed that Israel has advanced technologies allowing early detection of earthquakes, and that the Prime Minister has given priority to the integration of a complete solution with eVigilo's IADC as the core platform for the alert aggregation and distribution.
eVigilo's emergency alert platform, IADC, is at the core of the project called "National Message". IADC enables sending geo-targeted alerts and notifications simultaneously to different channels and devices, such as mobile phones, television, radio, sirens, pagers, IP, digital signage, desktops and others.
Prime Minister Netanyahu has said: "The Home Front Command's capabilities are impressive. I believe that they contribute to our national fortitude, deterrent ability and resilience. I think that is also reflected in recent government decisions adding additional budget and new means to the Home Front Command. For example, the cellular telephone, which can replace the sirens that we are used to hearing, is much more focused. We can reach the same audience, and at the same time, reduce disturbances in the country, and increase our advantage in protecting Israelis in various situations."
Israel is in the focus of multifold challenges that are threatening the population's safety and security on a constant base. Besides being in the focal point of missile and rocket threats of the neighboring countries, additional challenges are being imposed based on the fact that Israel is located on the Syrian-African Break of the respective tectonic plates. As such, Israel has to prepare itself for a devastating earthquake that might occur any minute.
Brigadier General Zeev Tzuk Ram, the head of Israeli NEMA (National Emergency Management Authority), has said: "My worst nightmare is that a strong earthquake will catch us unprepared with inability to warn the population and oversee & control the aftermath."
The “Personal Message” project, delivered by eVigilo, is Israel’s national project for emergency alert and notification, based on cell broadcast technology. "Personal Message", which is the equivalent of US CMAS (or EU-Alert), is the initial stage and will be expanded by the "National Message" project delivering geo-targeted notifications sent simultaneously across different channels with messages sent manually as well as automatically, triggered also through integration with given sensor network.
eVigilo CEO, Mr. Guy Weiss, has said: "We are thrilled and honored to have been considered for delivering also the earthquake and tsunami alerts and notifications that are generated by the national sensor network. eVigilo’s IADC will be at the core of a multi-application alert program called 'National Message', equivalent to the IPAWS program in the US.
eVigilo develops the industry’s only fully integrated, multi-technology mass alert platform that can reach millions of people in just seconds – to enhance safety and security and save lives in emergency situations. Supporting multi-channel alert notification and communication, the holistic, flexible Integrated Alert Distribution Center (IADC) Platform is the most effective and efficient turnkey solution for mass alert systems used by governments, homeland security and rescue forces, educational institutions, energy companies, industry and public utilities. eVigilo is managed by its founders and backed by a high caliber, experienced team of security and software professionals. For more information, visit us at: http://www.evigilo.net