EADS Defence & Security presents new emergency notification system for the European market
-Important means of communication in crisis situations
-Fast transmission of information to people in need
-Mobilisation of emergency units
25 November 2008 – EADS Defence & Security (DS) has a new emergency notification system (ENS) in its portfolio for the European market. The ENS enables information to be sent quickly to a large number of people – anyone who needs to be notified or alerted. The information can include instructions relating to an evacuation, for example, or weather warnings, details of missing persons, or information about chemical spills.
The user interface is extremely straightforward thanks to highly intuitive graphical menus that enable simple and swift information flows. The notification system uses maps or lists, and allows communication to be sent to a large number of target individuals in a defined area. In addition, important groups (such as first responders, officials or volunteers) can be alerted by mobile phone, pager or text message and requested to call back urgently or to mobilise.
An ENS can be a local system or a remote-access system (hosted application), or a hybrid solution. When it is set up as a local system, the hardware and software are installed and operated directly within a security organisation, and a certain number of telephone lines are assigned to the system. If the system is designed for remote access, it is usually accessed by telephone or via the Internet, and the ENS provider’s telephone lines are used to send the notifications. A hybrid solution combines the two methods, which brings better communication capabilities and redundancy.
Emergency notification systems are already in widespread use in the field of public safety and security in North America, where our recent acquisition (PlantCML) successfully shaped the market.
EADS Defence & Security (DS) is a systems solutions provider for armed forces and civil security worldwide. Its portfolio ranges from sensors and secure networks through missiles to aircraft and UAVs as well as global security, service and support solutions. In 2007, DS – with around 22,000 employees – achieved revenues of 5.5 billion. EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2007, EADS generated revenues of 39.1 billion and employed a workforce of about 116,000.