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[November 02, 2012]

In Wake of Hurricane Sandy, Free Webinar Explores Strategies for Unified Emergency Messaging

LEESBURG, Va., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, college administrators, campus safety directors, and CTOs are invited to attend a free one-hour webinar on Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 at 1:00 PM eastern entitled "Unifying Existing Communication Channels Into a One-Click ENS." Dr. Carolyn Lightfoot, Chief Technology Officer for Lee College in Baytown, Texas, is all too familiar with disastrous hurricanes. Dr. Lightfoot will discuss lessons learned and best practices in implementing emergency messaging systems to accommodate the growing diversity of communication options. Dr. Lightfoot will answer audience questions at the end of the seminar.


(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121102/PH05133 ) "With such a range of alerting technologies now available, it seems like a daunting task to bring them all together," said Dr. Lightfoot. "However, the need to reduce complexity and response time in an emergency makes this an important campus security initiative." During an emergency such as a hurricane, many schools struggle with the best ways to keep an entire campus community informed, wherever they are, throughout all stages of the crisis. The breadth of communication options is both an aid and a hindrance in the development of emergency alert strategies. While the growing number of choices is a benefit, the diversity of technologies and form factors make it difficult to reach the largest number of people possible.

This free online seminar is sponsored by e2Campus, the leading provider of unified mass notification systems for sending time-sensitive information to large groups of people.

Registration is available at www.e2Campus.com/webinars.

About e2CampusUsed by more than 800 schools around the country, e2Campus is the leading safety communication solution for schools. The e2Campus 360 Safety Suite includes uAlert, uTip, uSafe, uConference, Hotline and the Multimodal Showcase. The award-winning flagship service, uAlert, is the first and most trusted unified emergency notification system in education. Higher education clients include large universities such as Arizona State, Penn State, and Cal Poly as well as smaller colleges with less than 100 students. K12 clients include large school districts such as St. Tammany Parish Public School System to small private day schools. To learn more, visit www.e2Campus.com. Existing client administrators can discover online resources in a peer-driven community at www.e2Campus.org.

About OmnilertOmnilert, LLC develops intuitive communication technologies that keep communities safe and connected. The company's flagship service is a Tier-1 interactive unified mass notification system that enables a single person to communicate critical information to thousands of people anywhere, anytime, on any device or service. This affords better crisis communications, emergency management, business continuity, and disaster recovery. The award-winning company's 8,000 clients include the U.S. Army, Verizon Wireless, Bayer, Mazda, Arizona State University, Penn State, Marine Corps Marathon, YMCA, American Red Cross, and UNICEF. Omnilert solutions are sold under the brand names e2Campus, Amerilert, and RainedOut. The privately held company is headquartered in Leesburg, Va., and at www.omnilert.com online.

SOURCE e2Campus by Omnilert, LLC

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