Telecommunications


Hollins U Chooses Omnilert for Emergency Notification Ahead of VA Deadline

Hollins University, among other higher ed institutions in Virginia, has implemented Omnilert's e2Campus emergency notification system (ENS) just ahead of a state-mandated deadline requiring them at every public institution of higher education by Jan. 1. Hollins itself isn't a public campus, but wished to implement an ENS before the end of the year, the school said in a company statement.

MIR3 Adds Recorded Response Feature to Mass Notification Service

MIR3 has added a new notification feature to its family of inEnterprise solutions. Recorded Response allows emergency managers to notify their target recipients of events as well as collect responses in their recorded voices in addition to traditional response options. This feature now allows the collection of more exact and situation-specific detail.

Ave Maria U Deploys In-Building Cellular Gear

Ave Maria University in southwestern Florida has deployed ADC's InterReach Fusion in-building wireless system to provide multi-carrier cellular service on its campus. The system currently delivers cellular services from inside a 90,000 square foot library and campus center as well as three, 40,000 square-foot dormitories.

Smart Phone Security: New Challenges for Road Warriors

Hopefully by now we have educated our faculty and staff to the dangers of traveling with a laptop containing sensitive information--say Social Security numbers or a faculty member's latest patentable research. But have we been educating them about the security risks of smart phones?

SMobile Releases Antivirus To Protect Google Android Phones

SMobile Systems has released an antivirus program for phones running Android, the Google-developed operating system. The company already offers similar solutions for BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Symbian, Palm, and iPhone devices.



e2Campus Provides Twitter Integration in Emergency Notification System

Omnilert has integrated its e2Campus emergency notification system with Twitter. This enables e2Campus clients to push e2Campus alerts automatically and simultaneously to their schools' Twitter accounts without having to log in to their Twitter account separately.

Rave Wireless Adding BlackBerry Devices to Notification Service

Rave Wireless will be adding BlackBerry devices to the roster of mechanisms by which alerts can be sent out through Rave Alert, its notification service. The company has also added AOL's AIM Express instant messaging service to its list of supported text receiving methods.

U Pittsburgh Turns to Verizon Business for Automated Notification Services

The University of Pittsburgh has signed on for Verizon Notification Services to communicate to the campus community.

U Louisville Gives Med Students Option To Purchase Pre-loaded Sprint Smartphones

Under an agreement with Sprint, medical students at the University of Louisville now will be able to use wireless technology to enhance their education and improve the clinical care of patients. Existing and incoming students will have the option of purchasing a discounted Sprint Windows Mobile smartphone that includes medical applications, such as ePocrates and medical and drug reference databases. The phone will also allow users to access the university's e-mail program and address book.

Central State U Chooses Leader Alert for Campus Communication

Central State University has deployed Leader Alert, an emergency notification system, for use at its Wilberforce and Dayton, OH campuses of more than 2,100 students. The communications service allows for simultaneous alert of the campus community by telephone, texting, and e-mail.

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