The new enhancements include message confirmation and more automated tools
From the Governors Campus Security Conference, Omnilert, LLC, maker of the leading emergency notification system for higher education called e2Campus, today announced the release of e2Campus version 2.4. A major new enhancement to the service includes the ability for the system to call phones and broadcast a message that recipients can listen to and reply with confirmation that the message was received. Another new feature, called SEED, ensures 100% alert coverage of all campus users from day one – whether they have opted-in to the alerts or not. This new version will enable a greater broadcast of time-sensitive communication to reach ALL students, faculty and staff whether they are in class, at home, or at their office desk.
Now any authorized campus official can conveniently push an urgent message to the campus Web site, to all digital visual displays, alert beacons, and loudspeakers around campus, and to the phones, mobile phones, email accounts, and RSS readers of the entire campus community.
Major New Features
- Text-to-Voice: Broadcasts a voice message to phones that enables confirmation of message received
- SEED: Automatically sends an email to all users with a school email account without opt-in required
- Auto Opt-Out: Automatically removes a person from notifications with user-defined expiration date
- NetID Match: Automatically inserts schools existing username/password from LDAP, Active Directory, or UserID for a subscriber into e2Campus
- Domain Authentication: SmartCode only appears on authorized pre-defined URLs
Availability and Pricing
As a hosted solution or Software as a Service (SaaS), e2Campus 2.4 is available immediately. All institutions purchasing the new e2Campus Voice service must also have e2Campus Text service. The e2Campus Text service costs about $1 per user per year, depending on the total number of recipients to be covered. e2Campus Voice service plans start at $841 per year.
Endorsed by Security On Campus Inc. and used by schools around the country, e2Campus is the Web-based emergency notification system that enables school officials to self-administer and send time-sensitive messages for a fraction of the cost and complexity of existing notification solutions. There is no traditional software to install, no hardware to buy and no additional phone lines needed. A school can set up a secure notification system in minutes to send routine, urgent or emergency notifications to their entire campus community or smaller groups, such as multiple campuses, residence halls, staff-only or sports news. e2Campus instantly and simultaneously sends mass alerts to a subscriber’s mobile phone (via SMS text message), e-mail accounts, RSS reader, and handset phone (via text-to-voice), plus all campus digital signage, alert beacons, loudspeakers, and relevant Web pages. To learn more, visit http://www.e2Campus.com.
About Omnilert, LLC
Omnilert, LLC is the leading provider of selective mass communications for sending time-sensitive information to large groups of people. The self-service, Web-based system enables a single person to communicate timely information to thousands of people anywhere, anytime, on any device. It is ideal for announcing school closings, game cancellations, weather warnings, terrorist alerts, and marketing promotions. The system is built around a reliable SMS text messaging system that sends content directly to a mobile phone, traditional phone, e-mail address, Web page, RSS reader, digital sign, alert beacon, or loudspeaker. Omnilert solutions are sold under the names e2Campus, Amerilert, RainedOut and through resellers. The privately held company is headquartered in Leesburg, Va., and at http://www.omnilert.com online.