In North America, FEMA operates the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS), a national system for local alerting that provides life-saving emergency messages via mobile phones, radio/TV and weather radio.
IPAWS also serves an All-Hazards Information Feed of these local alerts, available free of charge to re-distributors including media owners, digital signage networks and various content providers.
The IPAWS Program Management Office (PMO) is holding an IPAWS Unique Alerting Systems Webinar on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 @ 1:00 PM EDT.
The webinar will demonstrate how alerts can reach the public beyond Wireless Emergency Alerts and the Emergency Alert System, through downstream technologies capable of redistributing alerts using the IPAWS All-Hazards Information Feed.
There are more than 110 vendors authorised to redistribute ‘live’ IPAWS alerts.
The 60-minute webinar will begin with an overview of the IPAWS Open Platform for Emergency Networks (IPAWS-OPEN) and highlight the many possibilities for future alerting technologies.
The webinar will then turn to presenters for each platform. Each presenter will have 20 minutes to demonstrate their product, highlighting its integration with IPAWS.
More information and registration can be found here.