A leading company in the port of Hamburg now uses e*Cityruf pagers to control road freight loading. The new solution not only solves a logistical problem, but also reduces processing and personal costs.
Berlin, July 3, 2006. The e*Message services are demonstrating their excellence 24 hours a day during the football World Cup. On Germany’s largest “fan mall”, where crowds watch the matches on giant outdoor screens near the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin’s police and transport authorities communicate using the DispatchFunk Berlin radio network. Frankfurt’s firefighters and the Bavarian Red Cross have ordered additional e*Cityruf pagers. And the city of Gelsenkirchen, another match venue, has been using the e*BOS alerting network for over a year.
Football aficionados can subscribe to e*Message’s mobile news service, SPORT BILD live Fan-Ticker, on QVC, Europe’s largest home-shopping TV station. The service, developed jointly by e*Message and SPORT BILD publisher Axel Springer Verlag, offers more than thirty-five sports channels with constantly updated tickers covering all important matches, as well as news from a variety of fields including politics, business, culture, media and entertainment. Those who subscribe over QVC will also enjoy an additional feature: storm warnings through the weather channel Premium Wetter.
The German federal telecommunications agency recently allocated frequencies to e*Message for a public trunked radio network. The frequencies are clear for Berlin and northeastern Brandenburg. The new network was rapidly developed to pilot operation by DispatchFunk Berlin, an e*Message subsidiary recently renamed e*Dispatch. The e*Dispatch network is the latest digital mobile product in the e*Message portfolio.
A current report about the role of mobiles in emergencies and disasters was recently published on behalf of the world’s leading cellular industry association, the GSMA. It concludes: mobiles are appropriate for individual communication after restoration of the infrastructure. For alerting and warning immediately before and after the disaster, mobiles cannot play an important role. Broadcast networks, ideally satellite-based, are recommended for this purpose.