The text broadcast solution can send out news broadcasts, weather bulletins, and other critical information to local government and disaster management officials.
The Department of Interior and Local Government–Central Office Disaster Information Coordinating Center (DILG Codix) is now armed with Smart Infocast, a system that will help enhance the agency’s communication and disaster preparedness efforts.
A service of PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications, Smart Infocast is a web-based text message broadcast solution that can send out several short message service (SMS) alerts to a specific group of people as defined by its authorized user.
The system can deliver immediate messages to a large number of predetermined recipients. In the case of DILG, Smart Infocast can send out news broadcasts, weather bulletins, and other critical information to local government and disaster management officials, helping enhance LGUs’ information dissemination and making it an effective emergency communications solution.
The facility also allows registered subscribers to send reports or feedback to the system administrator.
Gracing the ceremonial turnover are DILG officials and Smart representatives led by Secretary Eduardo Año and Smart community partnerships senior manager Nova Concepcion (fifth and sixth from left). Also in the photo are DILG Head Executive Assistant Josephine Leysa, Assistant Secretary Manuel Felix, National Police Commission Vice Chair Rogelio Casurao, Undersecretary Martin Diño, ASec Maribel Sacendoncillo, Smart community marketing specialist Ria Luciano, USec Bernardo Florece Jr., ASec Ester Aldana and Director Edgar Allan Tabell.