Old Technology? Don’t tell Whelen’s WPS2900 Series it’s old!

With today’s advancement of technology  and information sharing, the argument we often hear is that outdoor mass notification is simply out-dated and termed “old technology”.   While the concept of alerting a large area via an audible alert is most certainly millions of years old, the idea that it has no use in today’s world is quite untrue.

Case in point- after Hurricane Irene swept through almost the entire eastern seaboard, hundreds of thousands of people were left stranded without power, cell phone and Internet service.  This makes it very difficult for emergency managers to communicate properly during a time of emergency.

So what makes the most sense?  Outdoor warning via Whelen’s WPS2900 Series high-powered voice siren systems.  In the absence of power and telecommunications, each coastal town equipped with this system had the ability to ALERT and INFORM their public of important announcements.

These systems are designed, engineered  and tested to withstand the harshest of conditions including hurricane force winds.  It is not up to the public to seek out the information being provided with outdoor mass notification (such as the case with cell phones, Internet or TV), the information is simply broadcasted for all to hear.

So while there are many ways of sharing and collecting information these days, the tried and true method of outdoor warning proves once again that it’s the reliable source in an emergency!


Telegrid Technologies selects Roney International

We here at Roney International are always striving to position ourselves in emergency mass notification markets with new products that create value to our customers.   That’s why it’s exciting to  announce that Telegrid Technologies has selected Roney International as their newest East Coast representatives.

Telegrid is a Woman-Owned Small Business founded in 1984.  The company focused on the developments and production of innovative hardware and software products that facilitate communication systems integration.  Many of Telegrids products are used by the US Military to interface legacy equipment to modern advanced systems as part of the ongoing transformation process.  Telegrid’s products fall into four major categories:

  • COMSEC Equipment Buffers
  • Resource Management tools
  • Wireless Ad Hoc Networks
  • Special purpose devices

We are excited about the opportunity and capabilities of the Wireless Management Ad Hoc mesh network.  This will provide our customers emergency communication without the use of radio towers!  In times of emergency, the communication link is often the key factor for emergency personal and first responders.  Without having to rely on someone else’s tower, the mesh network allows the personal to communicate directly.

We have some great products and ideas for use of Telegrid’s communication expertise and Roney International’s mass notification expertise.

Stay tuned for more!