November 7, 2010
Israel to Launch SMS Missile Alerts
According to Haaretz, Israel Defense Forces will announce Monday an NIS 27 ($7.5) million investment in a new cellular system that will alert citizens in case of a missile attack.
The cellular application, developed by Israeli high-tech company eViglio, in cooperation with Ericsson, is expected to be activated June 2011.
eViglio's system allows alerts to be sent to cell phones, television and radio stations, web sites and billboards.
-- Israel. MIssile Warnings by SMS - In 2006, Israeli start-up Cellact, a developer of cellular messaging technology, began marketing a system to kibbutzim, towns and factories in northern Israel that enables the issue of warnings of missile attacks.
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