The American Association of Paging Carriers has changed its name to the Critical Messaging Association (CMA). Founded in 2002, the association is the only U.S. trade group for companies that provide paging and critical messaging products and services. Emergency healthcare professionals, first responders and public safety personnel – who require reliable, fast communications during a crisis or disaster – have been the core critical messaging user since paging was first introduced in the early 1960s.
“Our name change reflects the continued importance of the critical messaging segment within the overall communications industry, as well the broad array of products and technologies, in addition to paging, that now support the delivery of time-sensitive and critical messages,” said Critical Messaging Association president J. Roy Pottle. “We invite anyone with a role in this dynamic industry to consider the benefits of being a member.”
CMA has launched a new Web site in conjunction with the name change, www.criticalmessagingassociation.org and will hold its 2012 Global Critical Messaging Convention March 27-29 in Austin, Texas.