City Utilizing Genasys IPAWS Watch for Wireless Emergency Alerts
SAN DIEGO, CA – July 9, 2020 – Genasys Inc. (NASDAQ: GNSS), the global leader in critical communications systems and solutions, today announced the installation of the Company’s hardware and software public safety emergency notification systems in Newport Beach, CA. The advanced Genasys systems, which feature satellite connectivity, battery backup and cloud-based Command and Control software, replaced air raid-style mechanical sirens.
“The systems’ installation was easy, and testing has gone well,” commented Katie Eing, Emergency Services Coordinator for the City of Newport Beach. “In addition to clear voice messaging, multiple siren tone options and a clean visual aesthetic, Genasys speaker arrays continue to operate when power and telecommunications go down.”
The installation was approved by the Newport Beach City Council following an August 2019 staff report that stated, “A key improvement over the existing system is voice command capabilities. During a disaster, public safety officials can sound the siren and then give voice commands over the speaker system instructing community members on exactly what to do.”
“By enabling COVID-19 and other public safety notifications on multiple channels, including speaker arrays, IPAWS, WEA and social media, Genasys is a significant upgrade from the previous siren-only equipment,” added Ms. Eing.
“Genasys unifies community emergency warning systems by delivering multi-channel alerts, notifications and instructions to help protect residents and visitors during crisis situations,” said Richard Danforth, Chief Executive Officer, Genasys Inc. “Our suite of public safety solutions provide emergency management officials the assurance critical communications will be delivered that help keep people safe.”
The Genasys unified, multi-channel platform provides a full range of technologies and communication channels for local, regional and national emergency warning systems including:
- Genasys Speaker Arrays
- Social Media
- Common Alerting Protocol (CAP)
- Geo-Located Mobile Mass Messaging
- Cell Broadcast
To view videos of the Newport Beach systems’ tests, click HERE.
About Genasys Inc.
Genasys™ is a global provider of critical communications systems and solutions to help keep people safe. Genasys provides a multi-channel approach to deliver geo-targeted alerts, notifications, instructions and information before, during and after public safety threats and critical business events. The Company’s unified critical communications platform includes its National Emergency Warning System (NEWS), Personal Safety Service (PSS), Team Safety Management (TSM), LRAD® voice broadcast systems and more.
Genasys systems are in service in 72 countries and in more than 450 U.S. cities in diverse applications, including public safety, emergency warning systems, mass notification, defense, law enforcement, critical infrastructure protection and many more. For more information, visit genasys.com.
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