Madison, Wis. – Jan. 15, 2019 – Singlewire Software welcomes Early Warning Labs (EWL) as its newest ecosystem partner. EWL is a proven leader in Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) and an official partner of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and ShakeAlert™ EEW Project. Through a proprietary SaaS platform and hardware interface, EWL can deliver up to 60 seconds of warning before an earthquake strikes a designated facility. This software and hardware equipment can now be integrated with Singlewire Software’s InformaCast emergency notification system to send mass communications throughout an organization before an earthquake strikes.
“The guiding philosophy behind our InformaCast system is to deliver mass notifications that offer the speed and reach organizations need to keep their people safe,” said Ken Bywaters, executive vice president of strategic partnerships at Singlewire Software. “Any early warning we can provide our users, especially for events as unpredictable and dangerous as earthquakes, cuts down on the time it takes to get people to safety.”
In addition to sending alerts when detecting an earthquake, EWL can place a building’s systems into a “safe mode” to shut down equipment like elevators, gas lines and other machinery. EWL is the only trusted partner with a robust past performance track record of providing EEW alerts and system automation to hospitals, cities, public safety agencies, corporations, school districts, and transportation authorities in the United States. EWL is also the only private industry EEW provider with a Commercial License to operate from the USGS.
“After years of R&D, we’re proud to be providing organizations with a tool that can help them protect their people from one of nature’s most devastating disasters,” said Joshua Bashioum, founder and CEO of EWL. “By partnering with Singlewire, we are expanding the reach of our platform and hardware to help ensure everyone gets the information they need to be properly prepared.”
Earthquake warning adds to InformaCast’s capabilities for sending alerts about natural disasters. Organizations across the country utilize InformaCast to share information about severe thunderstorms, wildfires, floods, blizzards, and hurricanes. Users can integrate with CAP feeds and pre-build messages and groups to ensure messages are reaching the right people at the right time. With a growing list of ecosystem devices and systems that can reach more people, faster, Singlewire Software and partners like EWL give organizations the solutions they need to keep people safe.
This integration works directly with the InformaCast API and is currently available for InformaCast users in California, Oregon, and Washington. Additional information about this integration can be found on our Technology Integrations page.