Utimaco’s PWS technology aids disaster prone areas with timely relief efforts Narasimha Raju. In today’s time where disasters are becoming u...Utimaco’s PWS technology aids disaster prone areas with timely relief efforts Narasimha Raju. In today’s time where disasters are becoming unpredictable, technology can act as an enabler to help ease disaster relief efforts and safeguard millions of lives. Utimaco provides a PWS solution which can help in disaster preparedness through timely relaying information to the affected areas. Deval Sheth, Managing Director of Utimaco for the Asia Pacific region share his thoughts on the role of technology and government in safeguarding India during climate-led disasters. How technology can play a key role in safeguarding India during climate-led disasters? Through complex weather forecasting and modelling methods, technology has improved the data processing capacity to aid the prediction of climatic conditions and change. As a result, we now have a greater understanding of both short- and long-term climate scenarios. It is becoming crucial that the information regarding potential calamities should be disseminated to the affected area’s residents in advance to safeguard them from oncoming danger. Timely alerts of impending danger through a warning system help the population to prepare and plan to safeguard their property and lives. For over 40 years, Utimaco has been deepening its technology efforts to protect people around the world against terrorism and organized crime. Utimaco also provides a Public Warning System that sends alerts and warnings within seconds to every cell phone in an area affected by a catastrophic situation, without the need for mobile numbers and irrespective of the congestion in the telecom network. The solution can connect with public loudspeakers, sirens, on-screen TV messages, radio or other local warning systems. The system has several applications around the world and has proven to be successful in protecting the impacted people through prompt notification.
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