The website AlertTAS will allow Tasmanians to gain vital localised information during a crisis from their PC, tablet or smartphone through a LiveTiles interface. It will be launched in early December this year.
Premier Lara Giddings, who formally announced plans for the development AlertTAS today, said it was as a highly resilient website that will act as a clear, consistent, single source of information to the public in an emergency.
"This innovative website will give the community greater access to emergency information from across government by aggregating social media, geo-spatial and specific incident pages in one place," she said.
"AlertTAS will be used during a range of incidents, including natural disasters such as bushfires, storms and floods; public health issues such as pandemics; and biosecurity, terrorist threats and energy emergencies."
Microsoft state manager, Michael Bennett, said it would make Tasmania a leader in emergency response communications.
"We recognised early on that the LiveTiles interface proposed by nSynergy was a perfect fit for the project, and are proud to have nSynergy as our strategic technology partner," he said.
nSynergy chief strategy officer, Simon Tyrrell, said the company was thrilled to be involved in another major initiative in Tasmania. nSynergy was recently also named as lead partner in the planned digital services for sustainable development innovation partnership announced earlier this month.
"This a great example of collaboration between ourselves and our strategic partner, Microsoft, and we also enjoyed working alongside local provider, TasmaNet,'' he said.
"We look forward to leveraging our LiveTiles interface and TasmaNet's Cloud platform to deliver a seamless, modern user experience for the website," Mr Tyrrell said.