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OmnilertFeb 21, 2006 9:48:27 AM2 min read

Shady Grove Now Using Omnilert Emergency Notification System

Students, staff and faculty will now get instant alerts of closings, delays, early dismissals, and other important news sent directly to the palm of their hand


Omnilert LLC, makers of the notification system, today announced that The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) has recently adopted Omnilert. USG students, staff and faculty will now get instant alerts and emergency notifications in the palm of their hand. Omnilert enables school officials to send instant alerts of school closings, delays, early dismissals, and other important news directly to registered subscribers email accounts and mobile phones via SMS text messages.


”Once students sign up, the alert goes right to their cell phones the minute the news happens,” notes Russell Schlosburg, IT Coordinator for USG. “It is a really convenient system.”


Besides snow delays and closings, Omnilert will be used to communicate important information during any potential emergency, such as homeland security advisories, tornado warnings, crime watches, power failures, or other events.


About USG
USG is a unique model for delivering quality higher education matching the needs of a diverse and growing community and the marketplace. Currently, seven of the University System of Marylands (USM) 11 degree-granting institutions collaborate to offer their top upper level undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as special workforce education and certificate programs, at one convenient location in Montgomery County. Participating institutions include: Bowie State University; Towson University; University of Maryland, Baltimore County; University of Maryland, Baltimore; University of Maryland, College Park; University of Maryland Eastern Shore; and University of Maryland University College. To learn more, visit


About Omnilert, LLC
Omnilert, LLC is a leading provider of universal notification systems for sending time-sensitive information to mass audiences. 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. The system is built around a reliable text-messaging system that sends content directly to a mobile phone, as well as an email address, web page, pager or wired phone. The privately held company is located in Leesburg, VA and online at