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Forsyth Technical Community College and Trinity Valley Community College Among Latest to Depend on e2Campus

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Dozens of community colleges have recently implemented e2Campus unified notification system


Omnilert®, LLC, maker of e2Campus®, the leading unified emergency notification system for education, today announced dozens of community colleges now depend on e2Campus for reliable and effective emergency communications. The most recent schools to implement e2Campus include Bridgemont Community Technical College, Forsyth Technical Community College, Terra State Community College, and Trinity Valley Community College to name a few.

Renarde Earl is Chief of Campus Police at Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, N.C. Chief Earl said, “It’s really important to compare several systems by seeing actual demonstrations of the products to find the best one. So we brought in our crisis management team, the tech folks, and our police force together for two or three demos. After we looked at all of them, we really liked e2Campus for its ease of use and price. It also came highly recommended to us.”

“We have been fortunate that we have not had to use it in an emergency situation, but we have already used e2Campus to announce school closings and delays from inclement weather and we have not any problems with it. A lot of people (students and staff) were pleased with how easy it was to sign up for the alerts. It’s pretty straight forward in terms of ease of use.”

“We’ve had some other folks come in and try to sell us other systems. I can tell them with confidence that e2Campus is doing what we want it to do and are we happy with the system, so we don’t need to look at anything else.”

Michael Abbott is Vice President of Information Technology at Trinity Valley Community College in Texas. Mr Abbott said, “We stay very busy in IT, and the fact that we don’t have to spend a great deal of time with e2Campus speaks volumes. IT doesn’t have to maintain, take care of, or worry whether e2Campus is up or down today. It’s just there for us when we need it, which is what you want from an emergency alert system.”

“I also like that it doesn’t require my (IT) staff to send out notifications. Whether it’s the president, another vice president, or a provost at one of our satellite campuses; any one of the administration team can easily send out an alert to students on their campus, automatically without any intervention from the IT staff. That causes alerting to happen much quicker.”

“We do not have much snow and ice in Texas, but this year we had record snowfalls. We used e2Campus three or four times over the winter and it was very nice to be able to rely on that, as opposed to contacting the television stations across different cities to get our name on a list to display the closings. e2Campus has allowed students and staff to check their email, our website, Facebook, and receive voice or text messages to their phone.”

“I would encourage my peers to evaluate all notification systems available, but I believe they will find a very stable and satisfactory product in e2Campus.”

About e2Campus
Used by more than 750 schools around the country, e2Campus is the first and most trusted unified emergency notification system in education. It 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. There is no traditional software to install, no hardware to buy and no additional phone lines needed. Through one unified interface, e2Campus instantly and simultaneously sends multimodal alerts to a subscriber's mobile phone (via SMS text message), landline phone (via voice message), computer desktop (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. To learn more, visit http://www.e2Campus.com.

About Omnilert
Omnilert, LLC is the leading provider of unified mass notification systems for better business continuity, emergency management, and routine communication. The easy-to-use, self-service, Web-based system enables a single person to communicate timely information to thousands of people anywhere, anytime, on any device or service. The award-winning company's 3,000 clients include the U.S. Army, Boeing, Harvard University, American Red Cross, UNICEF, sanofi-aventis, and the National Institutes of Health. Omnilert solutions are sold under the brand names e2Campus, Amerilert, and RainedOut. The privately held company is headquartered in Leesburg, Va., and at http://www.omnilert.com online.

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