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. CellCast’s 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 System With Conventional Alert Components InterOperable Channels Email Situational Awareness Applicatio ns Sirens SMS Tone Alert Radios Incident Managemen t Systems Landline or Cell Phones CAP v1.2 CAP v1.2 EAGLE Alerts™ CAP v1.2 CellCast Aggregator Gateway™ CAP v1.2 Wireless Carriers Geo-Targeted Emergency (900-series) Cell Broadcast Channels CAP v1.2 Severe Weather Alerts © 2009 EnvisionIT • Reproduction without permission is prohibited Public Health Service Missing Child Alerts Law Enforcement President Alerts 4 CAP Success in Sri Lanka 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). 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 Panel 1 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 Thomas E. Fahy International Government Affairs CellCast Technologies Tel.: (202) 349-3911 Mob.: (202) 375-4696 [email protected] www.CellCastCorp.com CellCast is headquartered in St. Charles, Missouri with offices in Great Britain; Houston, Texas; Lima, Peru; Vienna, Austria; and Washington, DC.