Israeli technology alerts masses in emergencies

Panic_handEmergencies around the world have focused attention on an Israeli technology that allows mass alerts.

The eVigilo system has been successfully operated during the recent national earthquake drill, in which emergency services faced a hypothetical scenario of 7,000 fatalities, 70,000 injured, and 170,000 that were left without a roof over their head.

Alerts and information messages are sent both on a national level as well on the municipality level. Dubbed “Turning Point 6,” the drill encompased 80 local authorities and all the Home Front battalions. Among other scenarios , the army examined ways of dealing with dangerous-substance leakage in Haifa Port following an earthquake and with mass evacuation at the beaches following a Tsunami threat.

The early warning alerts and disaster information messages are sent in multiple languages to mobile subscribers using cell broadcast technology and Smartphone push notification, complemented by alerts sent to radio and TV .

eVigilo’s Smartphone panic alert application was also tested in the earthquake drill. The panic alert application allows geo-tracking of persons in distress or missed under the rubbles, thus facilitates rescue efforts. The messages are sent through the eVigilo system to the population and special forces.

eVigilo designs and develops the industry’s only fully-integrated mass alert platform that can reach millions of people in just seconds, to substantially improve personal safety and save lives. Supporting communication across multiple alert channels, eVigilo line of products are both holistic and flexible alert platforms. eVigilo provides the world’s first solution for mass alert systems that is used by governments, homeland security agencies, municipalities and industrial organizations in national and regional coverage across vast choice of communication technologies and devices.