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OmnilertMay 11, 2010 9:40:50 AM4 min read

Forsyth and Trinity Valley Community Colleges to Depend on Omnilert

Dozens of community colleges have recently implemented Omnilert unified notification system


Omnilert, LLC, the leading unified emergency notification system for education, today announced dozens of community colleges now depend on Omnilert for reliable and effective emergency communications. The most recent schools to implement Omnilert 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 Omnilert 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 Omnilert 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 Omnilert 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 Omnilert speaks volumes. IT doesn’t have to maintain, take care of, or worry whether Omnilert 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 Omnilert 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. Omnilert 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 Omnilert.”


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.  The privately held company is headquartered in Leesburg, Va., and at online.