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OmnilertOct 12, 2010 5:47:19 AM4 min read

Omnilert announces new 360 Safety Suite

The 360 Safety Suite offers the most complete solution to keep communities safer and more connected. The Omnilert 360 Safety Suite is comprised of uAlert, uTip, uConference, uSafe, and the Multimodal Showcase. Demonstrations of the new services will be available in booth #2166 at EDUCAUSE 2010 from October 12-15 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California.


“Leveraging mobile phones as emergency notification, response, and personal safety tools is very important and it’s the future,” said Sam Kennedy, Assistant Director of User Services at Virginia Commonwealth University. “These new tools empower people to be part of the community, part of the solution. It’s all about protecting people and making them feel safe and that’s what Omnilert 360 does. I like how Omnilert uAlert is a multimodal communication system and the 360 Safety Suite is a multidimensional communication system.”


The 360 Safety Suite’s flagship service is uAlert™, the most trusted unified emergency notification system in education. Omnilert uAlert is an award-winning, CAP compliant, Tier-1 notification system that enables non-technical staff to send custom or predefined messages instantly to the campus community for improved crisis communications. Through one cloud-based unified interface, uAlert instantly sends multimodal alerts to mobile phones (via SMS text message), landline phones (via voice message), computer desktops (pop-up), and e-mail accounts, plus school infrastructure such as PA systems, digital signage, alert beacons, Facebook Pages, Twitter Accounts, relevant school Web pages, and other endpoints the school may have in place.


uConference™ is a new crisis collaboration service that allows school officials to initiate ad hoc secure outbound teleconference calls. Unlike a scheduled teleconference call, uConference is used when a group of people need instant live collaboration via phone conversation. This service is used during the initial minutes of an emergency when plans and decisions are made before a community-wide alert is issued.


uSafe™ is a mobile application that connects at-risk students and staff with campus police or school safety escorts. This highly anticipated and proactive safety service is scheduled for general availability in early 2011.


The uTip™ service is a new crime fighting tool that enables members of the community to send in crime tips via SMS text messages from a standard cell phone. This mobile tip line instantly delivers anonymous tips to school security or police officers’ mobile phones and email. No registration is necessary for tipsters to utilize uTip.


The Multimodal Showcase™ is an online place for Omnilert clients to discover all the certified technologies that integrate with Omnilert uAlert. Here, clients can submit requests for pricing and specifications for technologies that best suit their needs. New technologies are added to the multimodal showcase all the time, with dozens of companies already part of the growing Omnilert family of partners.


“From day one, our mission has been to keep campuses safe and connected,” stated Ara Bagdasarian, CEO of Omnilert. “360 is our most transformative offering to date. It provides schools with the tools that are necessary to provide an elevated level of campus safety. This comprehensive approach will quickly become the new standard in safety communications.”