AT&T has announced a new contract to deliver custom mobility solution to the Governor’s Division of Emergency Management for the state of Texas.
Texas Special Needs Evacuation Tracking System (SNETS) is a citizen-evacuation system and uses a variety of radio-frequency identification (RFID), wireless and mobile data technologies to provide real-time information on evacuees, enabling the Governor’s Division of Emergency Management (GDEM) to better support the evacuees and their families during a crisis.
Under the terms of the contract, AT&T will serve as the primary provider and deliver wireless RFID service to support a statewide emergency-evacuation tracking system. The AT&T solution will provide the wireless network and hardware support for the emergency evacuation tracking system.
Chris Hill, vice president, government solutions for AT&T’s wireless unit, said: The statewide emergency-evacuation tracking system is an innovative new custom solution that enhances our already robust portfolio of mobility solutions. State and local agencies will benefit from collaborative solutions such as this one, because they will provide citizens with an efficient evacuation system that effectively tracks each evacuee’s location while reducing the need to conduct extensive search-and-rescue missions that risk lives.