11/9/2005 - Roaming Messenger (OTCBB: RMSG), the provider of a breakthrough mobile messaging platform, reports the launch of Smart EDIS Alerts, a California emergency alerting service, on a limited basis to select subscribers at -- www.RoamingMSGR.com/edis.
Recent natural disasters highlighted the need for real-time emergency communication to responders as well as citizens. Most experts now agree that better information and communication with all stakeholders result in better emergency prevention, response and recovery. Smart EDIS Alerts demonstrate how Roaming Messenger technology can enable more effective interoperable information communication across multiple devices and networks.
Smart EDIS Alerts is a reference application built to demonstrate the unique messaging capabilities of the Roaming Messenger Platform and provide a valuable service at the same time. The contents of the alerts are from the Emergency Digital Information Service (EDIS), a service of the Governor's Office of Emergency Services of California. EDIS carries a wide range of emergency and public safety bulletins including amber alerts, tsunami warnings, weather alerts, earthquake data, as well as urgent alerts and prevention information from state and local agencies.
Subscribers to Smart EDIS Alerts can receive real-time interactive EDIS alerts on any of their mobile devices and PCs. These smart alerts can roam from device to device, track down users, and provide interactive 2-way response capabilities. An intuitive web based interface allows users to select the kind of alerts they want and manage the devices on which they want to receive the alerts. Integrated into the location based services of the Roaming Messenger Platform, users can also select to receive alerts within their geographic area of interest.
Jon Lei, CEO of Roaming Messenger, explains the strategy behind Smart EDIS Alerts. "We are very excited to kick start Smart EDIS Alerts. This is part of our overarching strategy to facilitate market adoption of our breakthrough mobile messaging technology. Not only will this offer a high value service to Californians, we are also providing our business partners and customers a highly relevant way to experience Roaming Messenger technology."
Commenting further, Mr. Lei said, "Smart EDIS Alerts fulfills two important strategic objectives:
Mr. Lei concluded by stating, "Smart EDIS Alerts is the first of many end-user applications that we expect to launch to showcase the power and benefits of Roaming Messenger and to hasten the adoption of our technology in the marketplace."
About Roaming Messenger
Roaming Messenger is the provider of a breakthrough mobile messaging technology that delivers a completely new and better way for government agencies and corporations to extend information and business processes to the mobile world. The Company, based in Santa Barbara, California, has developed a proprietary technology that encapsulates workflow logic and data into smart software "messengers." Unlike regular e-mail and text messages, these messengers are encrypted, and have the ability to automatically move across wired and wireless devices, track down recipients, confirm receipt, deliver interactive content, and transmit real-time responses back to the sending application. The Roaming Messenger product is easily integrated into existing systems. It serves as a communication gateway to the mobile world for a variety of applications such as those used in emergency response, homeland security, logistics, healthcare, business continuity and financial services.
Roaming Messenger is certified as a member of the BlackBerry(R) Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Alliance program and has received Microsoft(R) Certified for Windows Mobile designation.
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