DSC Tech Library
This section of our technical library presents information and documentation relating to Emergency Broadcasting Systems and Disaster Recovery Applications.
Should an emergency arise in your community, our 911 broadcast service can deliver large volumes of calls quickly using thousands of phone lines simultaneously. In the event of a blizzard, wild fire or devastating flood, your community can be notified quickly given specific instructions if an evacuation is required using our emergency broadcasting service. If a dangerous chemical spill occurs in your community, you can target specific areas to call. If a severe snow storm hits your area, your community can be notified of school closings or event cancellations.
The following article relates to emergency broadcasting and how it is used in various communities today. This information was obtained from the internet with attribution to the author and/or community.
Office of Emergency Preparedness adds emergency notification system
(May 15, 2002)--The UTSA Office of Emergency Preparedness recently added
an automatic notification system that can call large groups of people at the
same time in case of a university emergency. The "Notifier" system
has the ability to make more than 1,000 phone calls within less than 15 minutes.
"This system will enable the Office of Emergency Preparedness to better
inform members of the Tri-Campus community whenever there is a potentially
dangerous situation," said George Powers, chief of UTSA police.
"The system can even tell us whether or not the call was received."
The Notifier also has the capability to deliver an interactive message where
the call recipient provides feedback to confirm receiving the call.
It can also be used to complete a wide range of tasks including contacting
emergency-response teams during an emergency or providing scheduled informational
calls to the university community on issues such as emergency preparedness
As part of ongoing emergency-preparedness training, the Notifier system will
be tested in various scenarios across the Tri-Campus community.