WHAT: A forthcoming ATIS webinar, Delivering Targeted Alerts – Advancing the Wireless Emergency Alerts 3.0 System, features key industry experts presenting the advanced geo-targeting capabilities of WEA 3.0.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT
SPEAKERS: Brian K. Daly, Assistant Vice President, Standards & Industry Alliances, AT&T
Terri Brooks, Principal Engineer, Systems Architecture, T-Mobile USA
Steve Barclay (Moderator), Sr. Director, Global Standards Development, ATIS
BACKGROUND: In early May 2019, ATIS advanced the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system by publishing four critical standards setting WEA 3.0 into action. These are for use by Commercial Mobile Service Providers (CMSPs), Federal Alert Gateway Providers, infrastructure vendors, Operating System (OS) providers, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), and chipset manufacturers in developing an end-to-end WEA 3.0 system. These standards address key capabilities, including 24-hour message retention in the device and device-based geo-fencing (DGBF) for improved geo-targeting of WEA messages. Aspects of DBGF addressed in the standards include a limit of 10 circles/polygons and a maximum of 100 total coordinates that can be sent by an Alert Originator (AO) in a WEA 3.0 message; device location determination to support the 0.1 mile overshoot requirement; handling of alert presentation for devices initially outside the alert polygon that later rove into the polygon; and more. Targeted to Public Safety and Emergency Managers and open to all interested parties, the webinar overviews how these WEA enhancements are intended to perform in the field in support of the AOs. The current regulatory environment will be covered.
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As a leading technology and solutions development organization, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) brings together the top global ICT companies to advance the industry’s business priorities. ATIS’ 150 member companies are currently working to address wireless emergency alerts, illegal robocall mitigation, 5G, Smart Cities, artificial intelligence-enabled networks, distributed ledger/blockchain technology, cybersecurity, IoT, emergency services, quality of service, billing support, operations, and much more. These priorities follow a fast-track development lifecycle – from design and innovation through standards, specifications, requirements, business use cases, software toolkits, open source solutions, and interoperability testing.
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