AWARN is on track to dramatically improve America’s public safety communications capability. AWARN will provide this public benefit by dual-use of the backbone of the nation’s existing television broadcasting transmission capacity and the new technology of ATSC 3.0. It delivers rich media content to an unlimited number of mobile and fixed devices simultaneously, and since AWARN is completely independent of the cellular networks, it can actually reduce stress on those networks in public emergencies. This means high reliability and mass, but targeted, instantaneous distribution. Both AWARN and ATSC 3.0 are technologies that are on track for U.S. deployment. Because they are IP-based, both are extensible, allowing for technological improvements with time.
For more information about AWARN, please complete the following form to contact John Lawson, AWARN Alliance Executive Director.