Broadcast alerting message aggregator/gateway system and method

  • US 8,438,221 B2
  • Filed: 12/05/2011
  • Issued: 05/07/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/13/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A message alert broadcast broker system for providing a broadcast message to a plurality of user devices located within a geographically defined broadcast target area, the system comprising:

  • a broadcast service bureau communicatively coupled for receiving from one of a plurality of coupled broadcast agent access systems providing a broadcast request from an originating broadcast agent associated one broadcast agent message origination systems, the broadcast request including a broadcast agent identification, the geographically defined broadcast target area, and a broadcast message, the broadcast service bureau having a stored geographically defined broadcast message jurisdiction for the originating broadcast agent and configured for verifying the broadcast request as a function of the broadcast agent identification including an authority of the originating broadcast agent to send the broadcast message to the broadcast target area by comparing the stored geographically defined broadcast message jurisdiction for the originating broadcast agent with the broadcast target area associated with the broadcast message in the broadcast request,the broadcast service bureau processing the verified broadcast request for transmission to one or more broadcast message networks providing broadcast message alerting service to at least a portion of the broadcast target area.

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