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Pacific University is First to Integrate Facebook and Twitter into e2Campus Emergency Notification System

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Allows school officials to automatically and simultaneously push e2Campus alerts to the school’s Facebook and Twitter accounts without having to login to those applications separately 


Omnilert®, LLC, maker of e2Campus®, the leading emergency notification system for higher education, announced that Pacific University of Forest Grove, Oregon is the first school in the country to integrate their Facebook and Twitter accounts into the e2Campus emergency notification system. Facebook and Twitter are recent additions to the growing e2Campus network of communication end-points in which a campus community receives emergency information.

This allows Pacific University to send e2Campus alerts (called Boxer Alerts at Pacific University) automatically and simultaneously to the school’s Facebook and Twitter accounts without the need for logging into Facebook and Twitter separately. This also means students who have not yet enrolled in the school’s official alert system may still get the alerts through these two popular social media outlets. There was no extra cost to integrate the Facebook and Twitter utilities into e2Campus.

“This is one less thing we have to worry about when managing a campus emergency,” stated Lee M. Colaw, Vice President of Information Services at Pacific University. “Now if we broadcast emergency communications, we can feel confident we will reach the most people in the least amount of time with the least amount of steps and man power.”

Colaw continued, “It was an easy decision to implement because there was no extra cost to utilize this new capability. Facebook and Twitter are free and e2Campus does not charge extra for the Facebook or Twitter utilities.” Pacific University’s Facebook account can be viewed online at http://www.pacificu.edu/facebook or visit www.pacificu.edu/twitter to follow the university’s Twitter account.

About Facebook
With more than 110 million active users, Facebook is the fourth-most trafficked website in the world. Facebook gives users the power to share with the people they care about – making the world more open and transparent. To learn more, visit: http://www.facebook.com/facebook.

About Twitter
Twitter is a free communication service that allows its users to send and read other users’ updates (otherwise known as tweets), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length. Users can receive updates via the Twitter website, SMS, RSS, email or through an application such as Twitterrific or Facebook. Visit www.twitter.com to learn more.

About e2Campus
Used by nearly 600 campuses around the country, e2Campus is the Tier-1 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, LCD/LED digital signage, alert beacons, Facebook Pages, Twitter Accounts, and relevant school 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, Facebook Page, Twitter account, 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.

Omnilert, e2Campus, Amerilert & RainedOut are trademarks of Omnilert, LLC. All other trademarks, trade names, or company names referenced herein are used for identification only and are the property of their respective owners.


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