GetLisa Information Services has announced that it is teaming with CellCast Technologies, LLC to offer its successfully tested cell broadcast solution for rural and independent carriers to enable them to be compliant with the Federal Communications Commission Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS).
CellCast Technologies, provider of EAGLE Alerts™ for Message Origination and the patented CellCast Aggregator/Gateway™ that transmits alert messages in CAP v1.2, recently participated in the first successful end-to-end demonstration of CMAS technology in Florida.
”GetLisa is pleased to partner with CellCast to expand our product portfolio even further,” said George Woodward, CEO of GetLisa. “This is really a forward-looking solution that both meets government requirements, which is necessary to help rural carriers compete with the Tier 1s, but also provides a great opportunity for carriers to create new revenue streams with the technology. We were looking for a partner that had a working and proven solution in place, and CellCast was the clear leader.” Prior to the successful CMAS demonstration in Florida, CellCast has also had the longest running successful Cell Broadcast demo already in place and active with a rural carrier.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in accordance with the WARN Act of 2006, has established a timeline governing commercial deployment of CMAS by the wireless industry and alert service providers. The FCC released the CMAS architecture and standards in December 2009 and set an implementation deadline of April 2012 for commercial providers that choose to participate. CMAS is designed to allow public officials to send urgent messages to wireless users within range of a particular cellular antenna or wireless transmission system.
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