Presentation on theme: "CellCast Technologies WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION ________________ WIS Common Alerting Protocol (CAP, X.1303) Implementation Workshop __________________."— Presentation transcript:
CellCast Technologies WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION ________________ WIS Common Alerting Protocol (CAP, X.1303) Implementation Workshop __________________ Tom Fahy CellCast International Government Affairs
CellCast Technologies Working with nations to provide message processing systems for emergency alerts & warnings, public or community notifications and point to multi-point cellular/mobile communications. *The end result is to enable the geo-targeted delivery of cell broadcast messages via wireless mobiles (SMS-CB). These messages will use CAP.
Advocating CAP world-wide Working with several countries, CellCast advocates the usage of the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) for all emergency messaging. CellCasts EAGLE Alerts (Emergency Alerts for Government & Law Enforcement) - an Alert Message Origination Tool and the CellCast Aggregator Gateway both use CAP to transmit emergency alert and warning messages.
CellCast, working with the Sri Lankan carrier MOBITEL have completed successful end-to-end demonstrations of emergency messages via cell broadcast. Emergency messaging utilized the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP). CAP Success in Sri Lanka
CellCast & the Florida CMAS Pilot (Commercial Mobile Alert System) The Florida Division of Emergency Mgmt selected CellCast because they: Demonstrated Interoperability & CAP compliance for US federal agencies – NIMS-STEP, IPAWS OPEN and NOAA HazCollect Have recognized expertise for the A & B Interfaces – Alert Origination Messaging and the Aggregator Gateway Can continue to send CAP alerts when the wireless bearer network is operating at full load capacity Provide upgrades to offer multi-lingual instructions Create a seamless interface with local, state, regional, as well as, FEMA IPAWS and the NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio Network
International Lessons Learned – Our Experience in Emergency Messaging In the USA, as well as internationally, emergency management & public safety agencies and government telecommunications authorities are requiring vendors to demonstrate Interoperability using the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP), an OASIS standard. Governments are placing more emphasis on the Alert Message Origination for the construction of a CAP message (front end – Interface A) and on the Aggregator Gateway to ensure proper delivery of a CAP message (middleware – Interface B); and, are assigning wireless carriers the responsibility for installing and maintaining a Cell Broadcast Center (Interface C) for Geo-Targeted Alerts of emergency messages. Cell Harmonization is picking up more interest! More countries are requesting information to provide alerts in multiple languages via the Cell Broadcast of the CAP emergency data messages.
International Cooperation CellCast is working closely with the CTO - Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization and its member nations – recommending the adoption of the Common Alerting Protocol for all uses of emergency and public alert messages.
Contact Information CellCast is headquartered in St. Charles, Missouri with offices in Great Britain; Houston, Texas; Lima, Peru; Vienna, Austria; and Washington, DC. Thomas E. Fahy International Government Affairs CellCast Technologies Tel.: (202) Mob.: (202)