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Advance Alert Pty Ltd

The YellowBird ALERT allows any existing radio broadcaster (AM, FM, Digital) to switch on radios to provide warning to areas of risk.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Telecommunications
  • Location Australia
  • Currency AUD
  • Founded March 2007
  • Employees 0

Company Summary

We have developed a location-specific radio-based method of disseminating emergency warning in rapidly-evolving disasters. Recent natural and man-made disasters, both in Australia and overseas, have demonstrated the major failings of current SMS-based warning systems.The YellowBird ALERT allows the existing broadcast inftrastructure to remotely switch on radios in areas of risk, when power, Internet, and telephone infrastructure has failed


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    Ross Holmes

    Ross Holmes was formerly District Emergency Management Officer of the Monaro region for the NSW Police. He is currently a senior emergency management official with DFAT. Ross' entire career has been devoted to matters of public safety, and he travels overseas regularly to advise on safety and resilience issues.

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    David Templeman

    David Templeman is currently CEO of ADCA, one of Australia's peak public health NGOs. He was formerly Director General of Emergency Management Australia, from 2000-2006. During that tenure, he was responsible for Australia's response to such disasters as the Bali Bombing of 2002. David is the co-author of 'Taking a Punch - Building a More Resilient Australia.' He is a regular contributor to TV, radio, and newspapers on emergency response.

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    Stephen James Robson
    Associate Professor

    Professor Robson is a senior clinician with the Australian National University Medical School. He is the inventor of the YellowBird ALERT. Professor Robson holds masters and doctoral degrees in public health fields, and is the recipient of the Insurance Council of Australia's National Resilience Award for 2010. He sits on a number of boards, and is an active researcher and teacher, as well as a busy clinician.


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    Ms Kelli Read
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    Mr Todd Hedges