RSS

Japan’s New Alert System Will Warn Mobile Users Of Incoming Missiles, Terror Attacks

28 Mar
Japan’s New Alert System Will Warn Mobile Users Of Incoming Missiles, Terror Attacks

TechCrunch

It’s hard to imagine a more terrifying text message than one that reads “Incoming ballistic missile detected. Please find shelter.”

Japan’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency announced this morning that their alert system — similar to the one you might’ve seen lately for broadcasting AMBER alerts to your phone in the US — will now automatically warn local mobile users of ballistic missile launches and major terror attacks. This system was first built to warn of earthquakes and potential tsunamis.

The messages will automatically be sent to mobile users in effected areas, with one caveat: the system is currently only up-and-running on Japan’s three largest mobile networks, NTT Docomo, Softbank, and KDDI.

With over 115 million subscribers across these three networks, that means it’ll reach around 90% of Japan’s population. For those without mobile phones, local governments will continue to broadcast warnings through traditional systems (like loudspeakers, or sirens)

[Source:

View original post 10 more words

Advertisements
 
Leave a comment

Posted by on 03/28/2014 in personal

 

sema chochote

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s