Everbridge SmartGIS™ for Citizen Alerts Includes Interactive Polling, Delivering Critical Information Based on Geography and Citizen Preferences
LOS ANGELES, CA – December 2, 2009 – Everbridge, the world’s recognized leader in incident notification systems, today announced the availability of Everbridge SmartGIS for Citizen Alerts, the only Web 2.0 geo-intelligence and communication platform. Designed with input from top emergency managers, Everbridge SmartGIS delivers a comprehensive, intuitive solution for critical citizen communication. From emergency incidents, such as hurricane evacuations to more routine communications like flash flood warnings and street closures, Everbridge SmartGIS solves the challenge of quickly and efficiently notifying citizens while providing emergency managers with critical information for improved decision-making.
Everbridge SmartGIS provides real-time, interactive polling, delivering accurate situational awareness and allowing emergency managers to precisely target their response efforts. Everbridge SmartGIS empowers citizens with a SmartRegistrationTM portal, giving citizens control over how they are contacted and allowing them to specify their preferences, such as special needs, availability for volunteering and specific skill sets.
Cities, counties, utilities, 911 call centers and other organizations across the nation rely on Everbridge SmartGIS to keep millions of citizens informed during emergencies. According to Richard Fontana, Deputy Director of Operations, Office of Emergency Management for the City of New Haven, Connecticut, “Everbridge SmartGIS is essential for keeping our community safe during an emergency. Being able to alert citizens based on their location and using the most up-to-date contact profiles can make all the difference in saving lives. Everbridge SmartGIS establishes a critical connection with our residents as we head into the winter months, which have proven to be a challenging time for our community in years past.”
“We have earned our leadership position in emergency notification through the continuous innovation of our solutions, collaboration with clients and our commitment to providing the best communication tools on the market,” said Cinta Putra, Chief Executive Officer for Everbridge. “We look forward to continuing to provide the technology and share the best practices our clients need to save lives.”
Everbridge SmartGIS is built on a Web 2.0 platform that provides an interactive, easy-to-navigate interface and the flexibility of desktop applications. The rich map-based communication technology enables users to contact thousands of people based on their location with life-saving information, quickly and efficiently via all forms of communication, including home phones, mobile phones, email, text messaging, instant messaging, pagers, fax and other mediums. Leveraging the company’s intelligent notification platform and incident lifecycle communications model, Everbridge SmartGIS delivers a more comprehensive solution with added features and benefits, including real-time polling, configurable alert types, quick access to frequently used and complex shapes and polygons, shape file import for interoperability with other mapping programs (CAD, weather systems, pluming, GeoRSS), dynamic and customer optional map-layering, a customizable citizen registration portal and more.
For more information on Everbridge SmartGIS, visit https://www.everbridge.com/solutions/smartgis/
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 in more than 100 countries—including Salesforce.com, AirTran Airways, 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