Operator chooses affordable compliance for delivery of public safety alerts to customers
FORT MYERS, FL— May 8, 2012—Interop Technologies, a provider of core wireless solutions for advanced messaging, mobile device provisioning and management, and connectivity gateways, today announced that Cellcom has selected Interop’s hosted Commercial Mobile Service Provider (CMSP) Gateway to comply with the government’s new Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS) initiative. Interop’s solution enables the operator to transmit government-issued public safety and weather alert messages to its subscribers while avoiding the expense and complexity of an on-network system.
Cellcom is known for its superior network technology and the exceptional customer service it provides to wireless subscribers throughout Wisconsin and Michigan. By deploying Interop’s hosted solution, which has received a CMSP Gateway Host certification from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), the operator ensures compliance with the CMAS initiative. Presidential, Imminent Threat, and AMBER alerts are delivered over the operator’s cellular broadcast network directly to subscribers with CMAS-compatible handsets. In the event of blizzards, floods, missing children, and other public safety emergencies, CMAS helps government agencies communicate with wireless users and save lives and property. There is no cost to subscribers, who may opt out of the Imminent Threat and AMBER alerts if they choose.
“We view CMAS as an important customer care initiative,” said Jim Lienau, Chief Technical Officer, Cellcom. “By selecting Interop’s hosted solution, we have implemented this notification service in the most cost-effective manner while ensuring our customers receive these potentially life-saving alerts.”
“Interop’s FEMA-certified CMSP Gateway enabled Cellcom to quickly deploy a proven CMAS solution,” said Damian Sazama, Vice President of Corporate and Product Marketing, Interop Technologies. “We are pleased to support Cellcom as it provides these important alerts to its subscribers.”
About Interop Technologies
Interop Technologies (www.interoptechnologies.com) is a leading developer of innovative software solutions to support today’s converging communication ecosystem in the areas of advanced messaging, device provisioning and management, and connectivity gateways. Offering exceptional deployment flexibility, Interop enables operators of all sizes worldwide to launch new mobile services quickly. The company’s future-proof solutions deliver superior reliability and high performance in today’s evolving mixed-generation technology environments. Interop designs, develops, and supports all solutions in-house, providing modular and extremely scalable architecture that makes migration to next-generation technology simple. Interop Technologies maintains its corporate headquarters and a network operations center (NOC) in Fort Myers, FL, with a fully redundant NOC and offices in Dallas, TX.