Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Create a simple public alert system

In our initial post (although posted in another blogging software many months ago) we advocated for an XML based alert system (and general information system) for all political subdivisions of New York State and for other entities with essential public information.

It's inexpensive to accomplish and the information can be received on a variety of devices. It may even be coupled with SMS and other technologies to form a very inexpensive way to contact the general public for any emergency notification.

Government could even create its own inexpensive software and devices to distribute free to the public for those few who do not have access to the technology already. With a little coordination and training there is really no reason anyone in the public should be without access to immediate emergency information.

XML. Inexpensive, easy and effective.

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