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In what state is the project today and what are the plans to implement it massively in the short term?

Currently S!E is in the final phase of development and has new functionalities that make possible a better user experience. In this stage we incorporate the mesh technology that communicates to all the people who have the application allowing to send and receive messages without having to be connected to the Internet by mobile networks or wifi. This technology is key to redistributing the messages received by the radio between nearby devices, increasing the reach and effectiveness of such messages.

In what extreme conditions and through what media does the system work?

S!E has been designed with the aim of operating in very adverse conditions. You can continue to send messages even when there is no Internet access, as well as when the cellular base stations fail or when there is no electric service. This is possible because we use the radio infrastructure for the sending of messages, without interrupting or intervening the usual radial programming, encoding the information imperceptibly for the human ear and later decoding that information through a smartphone application, allowing to deliver Messages to citizens in conditions where no other technology can operate. Additionally, thanks to mesh technology we can re-send these messages between smartphones forming a peer-to-peer network that does not rely on the Internet or mobile networks.
We are constantly looking for new ways to strengthen communications and offer a comprehensive “all-terrain” emergency system that operates even in the most adverse situations.

What do users require to receive information from S!E?

Our mission is to communicate to as many people as possible, above all, the one that is uncommunicated or suffering with a catastrophe, which is why the technology was designed to operate on cell phones of any type, is low consumption and does not require a powerful cellphone to operate. The only basic requirement is that the computer has a microphone to decode messages from the radio, which has bluetooth antennas and wifi to be part of the mesh network, that is to say, works on any cell phone.
Of course, we will start by supporting the two dominant platforms Android and iOS, without closing us to expand the support to other platforms less popular.

We are constantly looking for new ways to strengthen communications and offer a comprehensive “all-terrain” emergency system that operates even in the most adverse situations.

What projection does S! E have? Possibilities to expand to other countries?

S!E has a great projection and has aroused interest from different entities and key people in the world of telecommunications, emergencies, business and technology, this motivates us to continue working to realize a comprehensive emergency system that allows to inform and communicate to the people during the contingency of a catastrophe and other emergencies.

There is clearly scope for expansion to other countries. Throughout the world there is a demand for emergency systems that improve or complement those already in existence.

Barbarita Lara as co-founder and CEO of Emercom, how and when did her motivation arise to address a technological solution to this problem?

“Since I was a little girl, I’ve been interested in the whole world of telecommunications, but the earthquake of February 27, 2010, the impotence I felt with my 4-year-old son who did not know what to do, where to go for help, forced me to take up this problematic as something personal. I had the opportunity to communicate people who were in the US with their families affected in the south of Chile … that emotion when connecting a family is incomparable.At that moment I felt that when I had the opportunity to create a project, I definitely should make a change for people in emergencies. I will not stand by and listen to things that are wrong, we can all be agents of change. “

Barbarita, how do you plan to focus your career beyond S!E? Looking for new projects or consolidating the system for a long time?

“Everything we do when we start and innovate in the technological world opens us doors to know and attack new problems. I will continue to create global impact solutions with the primary interest of helping all people and focusing our technical capabilities to provide solutions.
S!E was developed by a multidisciplinary team of software development, marketing and business experts. We also have the support of CORFO, CONICYT and our business incubator 3IE. Thanks to this, we can develop innovative information platforms which allow us to be present in the market by offering different solutions, not forgetting that the technology used in S!E has a number of industrial applications such as agriculture, mining, among others . “