DNP, Nihon Unisys and Pioneer VC Collaborate on Disaster Emergency Response System

Smooth Collection and Transmission of Necessary Information during Disasters

Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
Nihon Unisys, Ltd.
Pioneer VC Corporation

Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP), Nihon Unisys, Ltd. (Nihon Unisys) and Pioneer VC Corporation (PVC) have combined their respective solutions skills to provide an Emergency Response System for the smooth collection and transmission of necessary information during disasters. The new service commenced operation from October 15, 2014.

The Emergency Response System brings together the contents delivery system from DNP digital signage, SAVEaid®, the cloud-based information sharing system for crisis management from Nihon Unisys, along with the visual collaboration tool "xSynch Prime Collaboration" and a multi-touch table known as a Discussion Table from PVC for emergency response uses.

During disasters it is important to exchange information in a timely and accurate manner, rapidly execute suitable judgments, and disseminate the necessary information. This system is suitable for such information exchanges in disasters, and can also be used as digital signage transmitting various contents used in meetings during normal periods.

[Solutions Input]

1.  Contents Delivery Service for Digital Signage (DNP)

This is service that bundles together functions that display a variety of contents as digital signage, and which facilitates efficient digital signage operation through a few simple maneuvers. In normal times, in addition to useful information, such as news and weather forecasts, the service can also be used to transmit digital signage contents, such as educational information aimed at disaster reduction to the surface of the PVC Discussion Table. In emergencies, apart from emergency earthquake alerts and various alarms, it is also possible to transmit critical information, such as evacuation directions and safety confirmations relayed from disaster headquarters control to bases with digital signage installations.

2.  SAVEaid® (Nihon Unisys)

SAVEaid® is a system for supporting disaster responses from the initial stages to the emergency response period in the immediate aftermath of a disaster, when information is expected to be at its most confused. This system helps the rapid gathering and visualization of staff mobilization conditions, and promotes timely decision making and thorough disaster responses. In addition to centralizing damage information that is extremely important, and supporting timely and firm responses, SAVEaid® is also a solution that facilitates the real-time ascertainment of staff safety and mobilization status. This system uses the PVC Discussion Table to display SAVEaid® screens and relay information to various bases.

3.  xSynch Prime Collaboration and Discussion Table (PVC)

xSynch Prime Collaboration is a visual collaboration tool that links remote locations, and at times of disasters supports the sharing of information between bases and sites along with timely decision communication. The Discussion Table is a touch panel digital information table compatible with multi-screens equipped with PC functions. It is possible to display information on multiple screens and discuss responses with multiple involved positioned around the table while operating the touch panel, facilitating timely decision making.

[Pre-tax Costs]

Startup fees:

From 4.0 million yen (includes 1 Discussion Table with a built-in PC)

Monthly usage fees:

From 300,000 yen

  •  In cases of adopting digital signage. On a per-base unit

Startup fees:

From 900,000 yen (includes 1 PC and 1 large display with housing)

Monthly usage fees:

From 12,000 yen

* Fees are reference prices. Separate estimates will be made on a usage format basis.
* Prices are as of October 15, 2014, and may be changed at any time without notice.

[Looking Ahead]

DNP, Nihon Unisys and PVC will boost synergies in the disaster risk management solutions field, aiming to support regional local authorities, and improve services to regional residents. The three companies will market the Emergency Response System to public facilities, and companies with large numbers of branch offices and branch outlets along with those operating multi-outlets, aiming for sales of 3.0 billion yen over the next five years.

 

* SAVEaid® is a registered trademarks of Nihon Unisys, Ltd.
* Listed company names and product names are the trademarks or registered trademarks of those companies
* Product prices, specification and service contents mentioned in this news release are current as of the date of publication. They may be changed at any time without notice.