Everbridge Delivers Crucial Notifications in Response to the Japan Earthquake Catastrophe
LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 16, 2011 –Everbridge, the world’s recognized leader in incident notification systems, today announced that the company delivered nearly 700 broadcasts to hundreds of thousands of people in the immediate aftermath of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami catastrophe, all while rolling out a major system upgrade. Everbridge’s globally redundant infrastructure was relied upon by a large roster of global clients throughout Asia, Hawaii and the West Coast of the United States to successfully deliver critical information.
Everbridge clients reacted quickly to the natural disaster that grew from a massive earthquake into a tsunami—and later a nuclear threat. Through the Everbridge Aware® platform, numerous warnings and messages were sent using a variety of methods and communication devices. Within a matter of minutes, notifications had reached residents, employees, business continuity teams and emergency responders, empowering them to respond quickly to the unforeseen disaster.
“Having an incident notification system in place is the first step in ensuring basic communication capability during a disaster,” noted renowned emergency notification expert Dr. Robert Chandler. “It is now an expected part of good governance and corporate administration – the absence of it being a very public black mark on any organization” “The disaster in Japan is sure to raise questions about the rest of the world’s preparedness for unexpected catastrophes.”
“The disaster in Japan is the unfortunate reality of the precariousness of the world that we live in,” said Cinta Putra, Chief Executive Officer for Everbridge. “Natural disasters have been, and unfortunately always will be a part of human existence. What we do to prepare and protect our citizens, co-workers, and neighbors reflects upon our humanity as individuals, and as part of the global interconnected community. Our hearts go out to all who were affected by this truly heartbreaking event.”
Everbridge Aware is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based incident notification platform that empowers clients with a reliable, redundant and cost-effective solution for incident management and emergency management. Built upon unique Active-Active SaaS (ACT-SaaS®) infrastructure, the core service delivers to exceed industry-standard levels of uptime and availability. With multi-modal delivery and robust GIS map-based messaging options, users can reach recipients within minutes.
Everbridge, the world’s recognized leader in incident notification systems, merges technology with industry expertise to help millions of people communicate in a crisis, manage operational incidents and connect on a daily basis. The company’s notification platform and incident lifecycle communications model makes communicating to many as simple and effective as communicating to one. Organizations and civilian agencies in more than 100 countries—including USMC MCAS Yuma, Salesforce.com, Marathon Oil Corporation, the State of Connecticut, the American Red Cross, and Virginia Tech—rely on Everbridge for their emergency notification and day-to-day communication needs. For more information about Everbridge, visit www.everbridge.com
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