Twelve community colleges--among them Wayne County Community College District in Detroit and Illinois Eastern Community Colleges--have recently signed on with Omnilert for its emergency notification system for higher education. Since most students at community colleges live off campus, reaching the population with mass notifications is more difficult.
Texas A&M University has signed a three-year $20 million renewal of an agreement with Verizon Business to provide traditional voice and data network services, cabling, and managed services. Under separate agreements, Verizon Business will also migrate the majority of Texas A&M's operations to voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) while providing the university with advanced audio-conferencing services.
Omnilert has released e2Campus 3.0, an update to the company's emergency notification system for education. The latest release adds support for OASIS Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) 1.1, allowing e2Campus to integrate with a range of other emergency communications systems.
Metis Secure Solutions has launched a new location-based emergency notification system, developed in cooperation with Carnegie Mellon University and aimed at addressing the perceived shortcomings of other alert systems.
eOn Communications and Esna Technologies have paired up to release a unified communications suite for education aimed at helping institutions automate and streamline "core processes."
Omnilert has expanded the capabilities of its emergency alert system for education, e2Campus. The system now integrates with SpectraRep's desktop alert platform, ActiveAccess.
Thunderbird School of Global Management and Kentucky State University are among a number of higher education institutions that have recently implemented an e2Campus emergency notification system from Omnilert.
Texas A&M University has selected AtHoc IWSAlerts software for its integrated mass notification system to provide campus-wide emergency alerting.
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There was no better test of Western Kentucky University's emergency notification system than the events that happened on Oct. 22, 2008, when 911 dispatchers received a mid-day cell phone call of shots being fired and sightings of gunmen on the Bowling Green university's community college campus.