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OmnilertOct 27, 2009 10:26:23 AM5 min read

Specialty Schools Choose Easy-To-Use Emergency Notifications

Schools instantly alert their community via multiple communication channels accessed from one screen



Omnilert®, LLC, maker of e2Campus®, the leading unified emergency notification system for education, today announced a dozen smaller specialty schools that have recently chosen e2Campus for multimodal emergency notifications. Customers are citing ease of use, reliability and affordability as main reasons for choosing e2Campus.

The specialty schools that have recently implemented e2Campus multimodal emergency notifications include Atlanta Institute of Music, The Cleveland Institute of Art, Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, Idyllwild Arts Academy, Maine College of Art, Moore College of Art and Design, New York College of Health Professions, Pratt Institute, The Wright Institute and others.


William Schmitz, Director of Safety and Security for Pratt Institute in New York said, “If I am going to be instantly immersed in an emergency situation, I need to put a message out and spend as little time as possible doing it so I can continue my focus on the emergency at hand and e2Campus lets me do this. Its simplicity and speed is very valuable to me.”


Mr. Schmitz continued, “I hope I never have to use it in the case of an emergency, but certainly with the weather, it has been a real effective tool. It’s very fast. I push ‘send message’ and my cell phone is almost instantly receiving the message. Even if not everybody has signed up, a lot of people get the message by word of mouth from those who received the e2Campus alert.


“Since we have signed on with e2Campus, we’ve not had any problems. It’s effective. It’s always worked. It’s very easy to use. And, we have confidence in e2Campus getting the message out. I don’t know if you get any easier, any simpler, any more reliable than what e2Campus offers.”


Chris Fragale is the Director of Media Services at Atlanta Institute of Music. Mr. Fragale said, “e2Campus is a very easy-to-use service. We have to use it now just to be in touch with our students. They told us point blank that they do not pay attention to signs we put up on doors or where they have to clock in everyday, so e2Campus has been an easy tool to reach everyone in an efficient way.


“The cost of e2Campus is very competitive and moderately priced compared to everything else. We chose e2Campus because they cater specifically to schools and all their services are already tailored towards that environment. I like that I can track each individual user and add or delete people at any time.

“Since we are a vocational school, every three months we have a new batch of people and e2Campus makes it easy to stay on top of everything and keep people informed.”


About e2Campus
Used by more than 650 schools around the country, e2Campus is the first and most trusted unified emergency notification system in education. The award winning, CAP compliant, Tier-1 notification system enables non-technical staff to administer and send custom or predefined messages instantly to the entire 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, and relevant school Web pages. 


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 company's 1,750 clients include the U.S. Army, GE, Harvard University, Boeing, 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 online.