Overview of Implementation System
The Shinjuku Disaster Information Support System is a combination official disaster preparedness digital radio system (simultaneous-transmission-format / mobile-format official radio communications for disaster preparedness) and disaster information system that carries out advanced information utilization to provide multifaceted support for “gathering and transmission of disaster information”, which is one of the most important aspects of emergency response in times of disaster. This system is operable from two bases, the main City Office building and the City Disaster Prevention Center. As a rule, Disaster Control Headquarters is installed at the City Office, but in the event that the City Office is damaged, Disaster Control Headquarters will be installed at the City Disaster Prevention Center and emergency response measures will be conducted from there.
What is the official disaster preparedness digital radio system?
The official disaster preparedness digital radio system is a system consisting of two parts: digital mobile-format official disaster preparedness radio intended for two-way communication with all special branch offices (regional headquarters), disaster-related organizations and mobile stations that is based at the City Office (Disaster Control Headquarters) and the City Disaster Prevention Center, and digital simultaneous-transmission-format official disaster preparedness radio intended for reporting information to local city residents via outdoor public-address stations and household broadcast receivers.
What is the disaster information system?
The disaster information system is operated in tandem with the official disaster preparedness digital radio system, and carries out efficient and accurate processing of all types of data and information input at all regional headquarters, primary evacuation centers and disaster response bases. Used for display on disaster information and numeric value display panels, and for video observation via disaster-use cameras installed in elevated locations at Waseda Relay Station, this system is suited to rapid emergency response activities.