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New Solution for Campus Safety Pushes Emergency Alerts to Scrolling LED Displays for Better Reach to Visitors, Students and Staff

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From the exhibit hall of ACUTA 2008, Omnilert™, LLC, maker of e2Campus™, the leading emergency notification network for higher education, announced a new campus security solution that displays alerts on scrolling LED signs. These highly visible LED displays are powered by their network connection using standard Power over Ethernet (POE) technology. The e2Campus compatible LED displays are sold by Inova Solutions, Inc.

“LED signs are notifications you can’t ignore,” says Gerry Gorman, Vice President at Inova Solutions. “You don’t need to sign up or subscribe to anything to read it. They communicate emergency information in areas of high noise with crisp clear messages. They are also considered a green technology as they use less than 12 watts of power and provide a valuable service as network clocks when there are no informational or emergency messages to display.”

It is now possible for authorized school officials to issue emergency alerts that simultaneously reach LED displays for all campus visitors to see, in addition to high power speaker arrays, PA systems, LCD/plasma signage, alert beacons, web pages, personal and school email accounts, RSS readers, home/office phones, and cell phones as a text message. There is no extra cost for e2Campus clients to push content to these LED signs. Institutions can purchase the wall-mounted LED displays from Inova Solutions by contacting Ted Throckmorton at 434-951-8136 or by visiting www.inovasolutions.com.

Power over Ethernet (PoE) LED Displays

Inova Solutions’ OnAlert™ PoE LED displays deliver synchronized time and emergency or non-emergency messages across a campus in one simple appliance. They plug directly into a standard Ethernet jack to obtain messaging, time and power from a single network connection, so no AC outlets are needed. The system can support redundant power via UPS in the com room. Alerts can be sent to the displays from e2Campus via Inova’s Emergency Email Interface (EEI) software. These PoE appliances carry the CE Mark and are RoHS compliant. List price is $1,495. Volume discounts are available.

About e2Campus

Endorsed by Security On Campus Inc. and used by more than 500 campuses around the country, e2Campus is the multimodal emergency notification network 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 network in minutes to send routine, urgent or emergency notifications to their entire campus community or smaller groups, such as branch campuses, residence halls, or staff-only. e2Campus instantly and simultaneously sends multimodal alerts to a subscriber’s mobile phone (via SMS text message), landline phone (via voice message), e-mail accounts, and RSS reader, plus 3rd party campus infrastructure such as loudspeakers, fire/security systems, digital signage, alert beacons, and relevant Web pages. To learn more, visit http://www.e2Campus.com.

About Omnilert

Omnilert, LLC is leading the way in multimodal 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. Omnilert’s multimodal network sends content directly to a mobile phone (SMS), traditional phone (voice), 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.

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