Proper communication is a crucial factor when it comes to besting a pandemic. In order to deploy an advanced warning system, the US-based critical communications and enterprise safety applications company Everbridge has acquired the Netherlands-based cell broadcast pioneer one2many. With this acquisition, Everbridge has also launched a unified public warning platform to combat the coronavirus pandemic on a global scale. Acquisition details have not been released, yet.
Industry’s First Unified Public Warning Platform to combat Covid-19
The new Public Warning System (PWS) is a hybrid system that combines Everbridge’s location-based mobile messaging with best cell broadcast offering. With the acquisition, the companies aim to deliver a mobile-optimized, full-lifecycle solution for countrywide population alerting while meeting and exceeding EU regulatory and other global initiatives. The new system is said to be the only public warning system that combines cell-broadcast and address-, group-, and location-based, multi-channel technologies.