Everbridge to deploy two countrywide public warning solutions in MEA

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Everbridge’s Public Warning product has been selected by two national alerting system customers to power its solutions in the Middle East and Africa.

Set to go live in the second half of 2020, the news marks Everbridge extending its Public Warning platform to every major region of the world.

As a result, Everbridge now supports population-wide alerting in 11 countries across Europe, Asia, Oceania, The Middle East, Africa, and South America including Australia, Greece, Iceland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Singapore and Sweden.

“Everbridge’s Public Warning solution enables government organisations and public safety agencies to immediately connect with every person in an affected area during a critical event regardless of nationality, residency or mobile handset type,” said Vernon Irvin (pictured), chief revenue officer at Everbridge.

“Given the impact to public safety and economies around the world from the ongoing threat of the Covid-19 pandemic, every national and state government can benefit from a modern and scalable platform to reach all citizens in times of crisis.”

Everbridge delivers public warning systems that combine cell-broadcast and address, group and location-based, multi-channel technologies.

The hybrid platform enables countries to protect against Coronavirus; share updates on viral hotspots and pandemic best practices; coordinate first responders and healthcare resources; establish two-way communications with at-risk populations; and manage disruptions to transportation, education and other critical services.

“Everbridge provides the only hybrid public warning system that leverages the speed and network throughput of cell broadcast technology and the reach, population movement analytics, multi-language capability, and two-way communications of location-based SMS,” said Imad Mouline, chief technology officer at Everbridge.

““Governments require the best of both options – the capability to deliver a massive number of messages very quickly as well as the ability to target precisely who receives alerts. Everbridge represents the only population alerting provider that eliminates these trade-offs and delivers optimised capabilities based on the needs of the use case in each country.”

In addition, the platform also provides key event management capabilities across a broad range of threats including natural disasters, terrorism, cyberattacks, and other security events.

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