Everbridge Upgrades and Enhances the Performance of Its Critical Event Management Platform’s Communication Engine10-05-2017
Everbridge, Inc., today announced the release of a major new version of its Communication Engine that delivers a 300% performance increase. The new release also introduces the ability to create “Incident Zones™,” which provide instant alerts to people who enter an area located near a currently occurring critical event. Everbridge’s Communication Engine takes advantage of a new, innovative back-end architecture which enhances the efficiency of initiating and broadcasting a message. The new engine also continues the company’s focus on making its applications more dynamically location aware.
Traditionally, mass notification systems have sent messages at a given time based on a specified, static location – typically, a person’s home or work address. Incident Zones make this process much more dynamic: notifications can be broadcast continuously for a specified duration of time to the mobile phones of people who come within a prescribed distance of a critical event. For example, if a beach area was experiencing dangerous rip tides, alerts could be sent to people who come to that beach for the next several days. Alternatively, if there was a hazardous discharge, instructions could be sent directly to people who come near it until the situation was fully resolved.
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