Everbridge wins contract to power nationwide alerting system in Australia

Published: Tuesday, 18 June 2019 08:06

Everbridge, Inc. has announced that it has been awarded a multi-year contract to support the deployment of Australia’s next-generation national early warning system.

In combination with Australia’s major telecommunications companies, the Everbridge Public Warning solution will be used to power Emergency Alert Australia, providing population-wide alerting to help reach the country’s over 25 million residents and approximately 9 million annual visitors.  If residing within an area where a sudden, critical event occurs such as fire, extreme weather or a terror attack, residents and visitors to Australia will receive location-based SMS notifications on their mobile phones, in addition to smart phone mobile app notifications and fixed line voice alerts, among other modalities. 

Everbridge Public Warning leverages existing telecom infrastructure, with no opt-in required, to reach everyone within a geographic area to reduce disaster risk, support first responder communications, and analyze disaster communication effectiveness for subsequent mitigation activities. 

The next-generation system is scheduled to become operational in 2020.