What is the Crisis Communicator?

The CrisisCommunicator builds on today's disaster management solutions, implementing a Disaster Management Communication Information System, exchanging data messages via APRS, and providing a robust hardware device to access it's features. Every CrisisCommunicator operator will have access to information coming from all around the disaster area, in a distributed system with multiple redundancy.

By leveraging the power of APRS (Automatic Packet Reporting System), a technology with 20 years of active development and deployment in disaster situations, we are creating a distributed Disaster Management Communication Information System (DMCIS), aiding responders with automated communication and mapping of:

  1. Live updates from all response teams;
  2. Refugee Center management (including person register, supplies, and algorithms to re-unite families;
  3. Messaging;
  4. Mapped Situation awareness through structured updates (road conditions, impending disasters, help needed, etc.
  5. SOS signaling (just in case).

Based on open source technology, the CrisisCommunicator is not your average technology product: at Wise Earth Technology, we give back. Our business structure will integrate our core ethics of environmental, social, and economic sustainability (aka the "Triple Bottom Line"), living wages for direct and indirect employees, honesty, integrity, and dependability.

Dependable Disaster Communications

Imagine a disaster scenario, where people are able to coordinate relief efforts over large distances, with precision, bringing services and supplies to the people when, where, and how they are needed. Where missing people are traced, information about them known, and connected quickly with loved ones, where everyone's input draws the map about what is actually going on. No community need be “out of touch” again during an emergency!

The Award-Winning CrisisCommunicator solves some of the problems faced by disaster responders and response coordinators. Normal communication systems often fail or are unreliable in disasters and crises, forcing responders to rely upon voice communication, simple radio messaging protocols, and expensive solutions like satellite communication.  In 2012, we received the Young Innovator Award from the International Telecom Union, a UN body.