Singapore pioneers the implementation of location based public warning system

Singapore has fronted the implementation of a public warning system that makes use of location-based SMS to alert residents and visitors in times of crisis.  Technology from UMS forms an essential part of the system.

Being one of the major commercial and tourism hubs in the world, Singapore is home to a population of over 5.6 million and attracts 15 million visitors from across the globe annually.

In order to reach out to the public during emergencies to help them make informed decisions, the Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore has spearheaded the implementation of a public warning system that makes use of location-based SMS to alert residents and visitors in times of crisis. 

Technology from Unified Messaging Systems forms an integral part of the Location-Aware SMS-Based Public Alert System (SPAS) commissioned by the Ministry. Unified Messaging Systems ASA (UMS) partnered with Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics), a global engineering company specialising in Information and Communications Technology to deliver this system to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore.

-It is important for UMS to be part of this journey emphasizing Singapore’s position as an innovator in this region with respect to preparedness and disaster management,

says Espen Gylvik, CEO of UMS ASA

UMS and ST Electronics have now successfully completed the integration with all three major telecom operators in the country. The system will going forward be used for warning the public in the impacted areas during emergencies. This will reinforce Singapore’s position as a pioneer in the Asia Pacific region with respect to preparedness and disaster management.

About UMS

UMS ASA (Unified Messaging Systems ASA) is a Norwegian technology company with international operations, headquartered in Oslo. The company has more than 1,200 customers worldwide reaching over 500 million people with our systems for public notifications. The company was founded in 1998 and is established as an industry leader within the area of critical communication and population alerting systems.

For more information, please contact:

Espen Gylvik, CEO of UMS ASAEspen Gylvik
Mobile: +47 913 30 644
Email: egy@ums.no

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