Federal Signal, AccuWeather Partner to Improve Mass Notification Functionality
The partnership will allow Federal Signal’s CommanderOne mass notification platform to integrate AccuWeather’s patented map-based weather alerting and polygon activation technology.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill. — Federal Signal Safety and Security Systems Group, a leader in mass notification solutions for communities and facilities around the world, has formed a strategic partnership through a signed technology and patent licensing agreement with AccuWeather.
In addition to providing weather information, AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government and institutions, as well as weather news, content and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites.
The partnership will allow customers to benefit from AccuWeather’s patented map-based weather alerting and polygon activation technology through Federal Signal’s CommanderOne platform.
The integration enhances community safety by providing real-time National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather alerts to Federal Signal’s CommanderOne platform.
CommanderOne is a cloud-based platform that allows emergency managers to monitor and control their mass notification systems from any desktop or mobile device.
By integrating CommanderOne with AccuWeather’s patented technology, users will receive display notifications from NOAA — allowing a mass notification system to automatically activate outdoor/indoor alerting systems and prompt a user to take appropriate actions.
“Communities rely on emergency notification systems to keep them safe — that is why it’s imperative that we stay ahead of the game when offering mass notification systems,” says Bruce Ross, director, business optimization Safety and Security Systems Group of Federal Signal. “It’s crucial that our customers have a reliable system that provides real-time data, is easy to use, and allows them to notify targeted areas anytime from anywhere.”
Federal Signal says the CommanderOne Platform offers emergency managers the following benefits:
- Ability to automatically activate outdoor/indoor sirens via NOAA issued polygons
- Predetermine actions for every Emergency Alert System (EAS) code
- Emergency mass notification via email and text message
- Customizable screen view using Bing Maps
- System refresh every 30 seconds for current weather status
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