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Florida Universities & Community Colleges Can Fund e2Campus Emergency Notification System

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Schools can use an emergency notification system to instantly warn students, faculty and staff of emergencies and campus safety issues by sending alerts to mobile phones

Leesburg, VA

Omnilert LLC, developers of the e2Campus mass notification system, today announced that public universities and community colleges within the Florida Department of Education (DOE) can apply for funds originally allocated from Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to cover the costs of a host-based emergency notification service such as e2Campus. Although the funds are approved for purchase of equipment, a special exception can be made to purchase subscription services such as e2Campus. In all, 39 schools are eligible to respond to the Request For Proposals (RFP) from the University of Central Florida for funding.

Schools eligible for funding include:
Florida A&M University, Florida Atlantic University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida International University, Florida State University, New College of Florida, University of Central Florida, University of Florida, University of North Florida, University of South Florida, University of West Florida; and Florida Community Colleges of Brevard, Broward, Central Florida, Chipola, Daytona Beach, Edison, CC Jacksonville, Florida Keys, Gulf Coast, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake City, Lake-Sumter, Manatee, Miami Dade, North Florida, Okaloosa-Walton, Palm Beach, Pasco-Hernando, Pensacola, Polk, St. Johns River, St. Petersburg, Santa Fe, Seminole, South Florida, Tallahassee, and Valencia. To learn more, visit http://ec.creol.ucf.edu.

So easy to use, e2Campus can be set up and running in 10 minutes
With a mass notification system from e2Campus, school administrators will be able to quickly and easily send time-sensitive messages directly to the palms of students hands whether they are on or off campus. Built around a highly reliable SMS text messaging system, e2Campus sends out 18,000 messages per minute to students, facultys and staffs cell phones, text pagers, email accounts, and school web pages.

In times of crisis, phone calls and e-mail can overload and jam, while text messages use very little bandwidth, making them much more reliable. For example, wired and wireless phone lines were busy for hours during the terrorist attacks on 9/11. However, SMS text messages went through just fine.

Schools can use e2Campus for routine or urgent messages to quickly announce a terrorist event, active shooter, bomb threat, hazmat release, boil water advisory, or natural event such as a tornado or wild fire.

About e2Campus
Endorsed by Security On Campus and used by schools around the country, e2Campus is the 100% web-based mass notification system that enables school officials to self-administer and send time-sensitive messages for a fraction of the cost and complexity of existing mass notification systems. There is no 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 groups, such as branch campuses, dorms, staff-only or sports news. e2Campus instantly and simultaneously sends mass alerts to a subscribers mobile phone (via SMS text message), BlackBerry, smart phone, wireless PDA, pager, e-mail account, and relevant web page. To learn more, visit www.e2Campus.com.

About Omnilert, LLC
Omnilert, LLC is the leading provider of easy-to-use universal notification systems for sending time-sensitive information to mass audiences. 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, as well as an email address, web page, pager or wired phone. Omnilert Text and Voice solutions are sold under the names e2Campus, Amerilert, RainedOut and through resellers. The privately held company is headquartered in Leesburg, VA and online at www.omnilert.com


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