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GeoComm's GeoLynx Server Approved by FEMA as IPAWS Alert Originator

Date: 2013-08-19
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GeoComm has announced that their web-based mapping solution, GeoLynx Server, has met the requirements set by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to qualify as an IPAWS (Integrated Public Alert and Warning System) alert originator. IPAWS, a modernization and integration of the nation’s alert and warning infrastructure, provides the public with life-saving information accurately and quickly.

To become a FEMA approved alerting agency, GeoComm executed a Memorandum of Agreement to be listed on the IPAWS – OPEN Developer List.  Completion of the memorandum  allowed GeoComm full  access to the tools necessary to create and send Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) messages in the IPAWS OPEN test environment.  After the development of the IPAWS Alerting functionality, GeoLynx Server successfully demonstrated an interface to the FEMA IPAWS-OPEN test environment and successfully generated CAP messages for distribution.  This successful demonstration qualified GeoComm as a FEMA approved Alert Origination Service Provider (AOSP) and gives FEMA approved alerting authorities the ability to use GeoLynx Server to author and disseminate alert messages over the IPAWS system within their jurisdictions.

In addition to being able to initiate IPAWS alerts using GeoLynx Server, users are able to access CAP feeds submitted by federal agencies, state government organizations, local government, public safety organizations, tribal governments, and territorial governments.  This accessibility allows GeoLynx Server users to monitor other emergency alerts and weather watches and warnings from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

For more information, see:

- Corporate News/ (via GeoComm, 8/16/13)




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