Federal Signal Partners with AccuWeather to Improve Mass Notification Functionality

Federal Signal Partners with AccuWeather to Improve Mass Notification Functionality


UNIVERSITY PARK, IL — Federal Signal Safety and Security Systems Group has formed a strategic partnership through a signed technology and patent licensing agreement with AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media.  Customers can now benefit from AccuWeather’s patented map-based weather alerting and polygon activation technology through Federal Signal’s CommanderOne® platform. The integration enhances community safety by providing real-time National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather alerts to Federal Signal’s CommanderOne platform.

Federal Signal’s CommanderOne is a cloud-based platform that allows emergency managers to monitor and control their mass notification systems from any desktop or mobile device.  By integrating CommanderOne with AccuWeather’s patented technology, users will receive display notifications from NOAA; allowing a mass notification system to automatically activate outdoor/indoor alerting systems and prompt a user to take appropriate actions.

“Communities rely on emergency notification systems to keep them safe; that is why it’s imperative that we stay ahead of the game when offering mass notification systems,” said Bruce Ross, director, business optimization Safety and Security Systems Group of Federal Signal. “It’s crucial that our customers have a reliable system that provides real-time data, is easy to use, and allows them to notify targeted areas anytime from anywhere.”

The CommanderOne Platform offers emergency managers the following benefits: Ability to automatically activate outdoor/indoor sirens via NOAA issued polygons; Predetermine actions for every Emergency Alert System (EAS) code; Emergency mass notification via email and text message;  Customizable screen view using Bing® Maps; System refresh every 30 seconds for current weather status.

For more information regarding CommanderOne, visit Federal Signal’s website at: www.fedsig.com/product/commanderone.


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