Field of Activity: Cell Broadcast Centers (CBC) - Emergency Alerts: EU-Alert - CMAS - ETWS
one2many, established in 2007, is a management buyout of Acision's (formerly LogicaCMG Telecom Products) cell broadcast product unit, building on 15 years of experience in Cell Broadcast. With the spin-off one2many instantly became the world's market leader in cell broadcast with experience in excess of 80 installations, at 50 customers in more than 30 countries.
one2many has close relationships with all network infrastructure companies, major SIM vendors, leading handset manufacturers and industry standard organizations, and has a unique combination of both theoretical background and practical field trial experience in CB public warning and Dynamic Discount. This has resulted in the most mature cell broadcast product in the market with its initial release development starting in 1996, and today has the most extensive BSC and RNC driver library in the market.
one2many has its headquarters in The Netherlands, Europe. Employees of one2many are currently based in offices in the Netherlands, Dubai UAE, Malaysia, Canada and Serbia.
one2many is an active member of standardization committees such as ETSI, ATIS, 3GPP, EMTEL, TIA, the Cell Broadcast Forum.
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Earthquakes represent a continued danger to public safety across the world and present governments and relief organizations with a unique set of challenges for coordinating an emergency response both during and after the event.
The issue is how to transmit that warning to all citizens in the disaster zone so that they can find shelter before the tremors actually start. TV and radio will only alert people who are actively listening to a broadcast. A siren alert, it tells people that something is happening, but not what - and crucially not what the appropriate action should be. A system is needed that can immediately tell all people within a given geography that an earthquake is imminent and that they should take shelter either outdoors or under a table or doorframe for example, immediately. The mobile phone represents the best channel for relaying this information using text messages; they have the ability to convey the level of detail needed during earthquake alerts.
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Getting the necessary information to mobile phones, however, is not as simple an issue as it first seems.
SMS text messaging is the most widely used messaging system, but it is limited as a medium for public warning. As a point-to-point technology, SMS requires that an individual message is sent to each device. This slows the messaging process and in the case of an earthquake early warning system this time delay would render the system impractical. SMS is also limited for public warning as it relies on users registering phone numbers with the authorities. There are privacy concerns here, as the only way a government would be able to send text messages to all users within a specific location would be to track their movements.
There is however a messaging service far more practical for public warning. To the end user, Cell Broadcast resembles SMS very closely. The technology works on a one-to-many basis, meaning that one message can be sent to many hundreds of thousands of devices, instantly. These messages are sent to all phones within reach of specific mobile telephone masts, making it a location-specific solution and one without the need to register or track devices. As an early warning alert comes in for an earthquake in a specific geographic location operatives can send a message to everyone within that area instantly, whether locals or visitors, giving them the appropriate level of information to take action immediately.
In the aftermath of an earthquake, Cell Broadcast can continue to offer governments and public safety agencies a useful communications channel. As the recent Haiti earthquake showed, telephone networks often survive earthquakes, but due to the huge amounts of traffic going over the voice and data channels they often fall over and cannot support voice and text messages. Cell Broadcast however has its own dedicated broadcast channel and would continue to function, allowing relief agencies to convey essential information to the public such as where food and medical relief can be found and whether they need to take shelter in advance of aftershocks.
one2many has a successful 15 years track record with over 80 Cell Broadcast installations, at 50 customers in more than 30 countries.
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Cell Broadcast is garnering much interest from governments across the world for public warning services including EU-Alert (Europe) and CMAS (US) as well as the Earthquake Tsunami Warning System (Japan).
The Netherlands, as first EU member has chosen to implement a nationwide Cell Broadcast based Emergency Alert system, EU-Alert. This is done after years of research and field trials.
In the United States the mobile carriers is implementing one2many's CMAS infrastructure.
One2many has partnership agreements with leading global operating network and VAS equipment vendors for reselling one2many's technology.
In addition one2many has close relationships with all network infrastructure vendors, major SIM vendors, leading handset manufacturers and industry standard organizations, in order to establish interoperability.
One2many video channel - http://www.youtube.com/one2manyBV
One2many dramatized use case - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzje4yEI8ow
CHORIST project overview - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS_XFeDNvjI
CHORIST toxic gas cloud use case - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MPKr44yZ2A
In its May 2010 issue of the BAPCO Journal an article describes how the Netherlands prepare to upgrade its public warning system to include Cell Broadcast, including detailed explanations from Willy Steenbakkers, the progamme manager of the Dutch NL-Alert system. http://www.hemmingfire.com/news/get_file.php3/id/189/file/Comms.pdf
The ability to communicate directly with large and geographically dispersed populations is a key factor for emergency services and relief agencies alike in the aftermath of an earthquake. http://www.geoconnexion.com/uploads/public_ukv8i2.pdf
Recent events have once again highlighted the devastation extreme weather conditions can cause to communities across the world. In June and July both Pakistan and China fell victim to the annual storm cycles which, stronger than usual in 2010, lead to catastrophic flooding and a large-scale loss of life. Maarten Mes discusses the options for public safety in http://www.contingencytoday.com/online_article/Coordinating-public-safety-in-extreme-weather-conditions/2665
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