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Disaster Emergency Warning Network (DEWN) app launched

Colombo, Oct 21 (BAN/ AD): Dialog Axiata PLC, premier connectivity provider with partnership the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) has been working to minimize the adverse impact of extreme weather. It has come out with the Disaster Emergency Warning Network (DEWN) mobile application which warns and sends alerts of extreme weather.

The app has been designed and developed for the DMC, along with Dialog, Microimage Mobile Media (Pvt) Ltd., and the Dialog – University of Moratuwa Mobile Communications Research Laboratory. The DEWN system facilitates the dispatching of alerts to first responders and the media, acting as a mechanism for the DMC.

The DEWN system sends critical national or regional alerts using Cell Broadcast technology, which is a basic feature of any standard mobile phones.The app for smartphones incorporates the same features as well as providing map facilities to guide users to the nearest evacuation point, once defined by the DMC.

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