NEC Wins Order for Cloud-based Disaster and Emergency Information System in
- Seeking to expand sales of similar systems in the Asia-Pacific region -
Tokyo, Apr 3, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) and NEC
Taiwan announced today the receipt of an order from the National Fire Agency of
Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior for a cloud-based disaster and emergency
information system based on Taiwan's Disaster-prevention and Rescue Cloud
This project is part of the development of an information service platform for
disaster prevention and rescue by Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior. NEC
is in charge of applications (SaaS) that will be used for cloud platforms
installed in the Ministry's data centers.
Until now, the servers and software used for uploading data to Taiwan's
central disaster information system were installed and operated by each
municipality. This new cloud-based system will make it possible to integrate
these disaster-prevention systems, thereby providing coverage throughout
This project is aimed at streamlining maintenance and other operating expenses
as well as providing advanced, highly convenient disaster-prevention systems
and services that will enable the utilization and linkage of geographic
information systems (GIS) offering coverage throughout Taiwan. The project will
also enhance the sharing of central and regional disaster information,
facilitate rapid decision-making and on-site support for disaster
countermeasures, and allow residents to provide government and municipal
agencies with disaster information via the Internet.
NEC boasts one of Japan's most proven track records in the field of
crisis management thanks to its experience developing and providing fire
department command systems, wireless communications networks for disaster
prevention systems and others. This is the first system of its kind that NEC is
providing internationally. In the future, NEC aims to provide similar crisis
management-related systems to customers throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
The primary functions of this system are described below:
1. Disaster situation management
This system centrally manages and displays information that is collected by
meteorological, transportation, communications and other national agencies, as
well as disaster prevention information. This information is displayed using
GIS and other integrated tools. This function enables national and local
government officials to provide well informed support for disaster prevention
operations based on the information collected.
2. Strengthening on-site response
This function makes it possible for local government officials to use PCs,
smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices to input disaster information
from affected areas in video, image or text format and then share this
information with related agencies and disaster prevention centers.
3. Network-based notification
With this system, residents can provide local governments with weather
reports, disaster information and information on communication, electric power,
transportation and other lifelines via the Internet, as well as receive
responses from local government officials.
Since this system is operated simultaneously with separately constructed
information disclosure systems, necessary information in the event of a
disaster can be swiftly disclosed and distributed via TV, radio, the Internet,
mobile devices, digital signage and other means. NEC is also developing an
authentication platform that allows users to access both the new system and the
existing National Fire Agency-related systems via a single sign-on.
Going forward, NEC will utilize its know-how in the fire and disaster
prevention fields to accelerate proposals in these areas that meet the specific
needs of each country in the Asia-Pacific region. Leveraging its strengths in
Big Data, cloud and networking, NEC will continue contributing to the creation
of safe and secure communities around the world.
About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) is a leader in the integration of IT and network
technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing
a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's
experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the
complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100
years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses
and society. For more information, visit NEC at http://www.nec.com.
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