Boston—Ping4 is a new mobile safety platform that offers an innovative and effective new way for utility companies to leverage mobile technology to keep their customers and community safe and informed.
For any public utility, the safety and protection of its community and citizens is of primary importance. With a growing national trend of weather-related emergencies resulting in downed power lines, gas leaks, eruptions and more, notifying local citizens of potential or imminent dangers could be the difference between life and death.
Ping4 enables local public utilities to issue real-time, rich-media, location-based alerts to an area of their choosing, whether to a portion or the entirety of their coverage area. Any smartphone with Ping4 installed (a free app available in the App Store or Android Market) will instantly receive a ping or push notification with information and instructions about the emergency or outage situation. And, while power and phone lines may be down as a result of weather related incidents, Ping4 leverages cell phone tower, GPS and triangulation technology to provide a reliable communications vehicle with citizens in severe situations.
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