Emergency Notification: Penn State Stays on Message

With 80,000 students and 24 campuses across a state that's intimately familiar with inclement weather, Pennsylvania State University clearly needs a reliable--and redundant--system of emergency notification.

Nortel Offers SOA-Enabled Enterprise Communications

Nortel has launched an initiative to use service-oriented architecture (SOA) technology to more flexibly support the communications needs of enterprises and organizations. A number of plans and ideas are associated with the initiative, which Nortel calls "Communications Enablement."

Historic GW University Rolling Out Security Messaging System

George Washington University is deploying GW Alert, a system based on ActiveAccess from BIA Information Network, a private label campus security application installed on student, staff and faculty computers to alert students to campus safety events.

FAST Launches Campus Security Grants

First Alert System Text (FAST) has launched a new grant program for colleges and universities, offering no-cost implementation and service for its text message-based emergency notification system. Through the Secure Campus Grant program, 100 higher ed campuses in the United States will be awarded the notification system.

Mobile Educational Gaming To Triple by 2012

The market for mobile educational gaming will more than triple by 2012, according to a new forecast released late last week by research firm Ambient Insight. Demand for mobile educational gaming will expand at a compound annual growth rate of 26.5 percent over the next five years, with annual revenues expected to hit $185 million by 2012, up from the current $57 million.

4 Steps to Unified Communications

If you could design a massive technology project from the earliest stages all the way through deployment and complete and total user adoption, what would the plan look like? Perhaps it would resemble the Villanova University rollout of unified communications.

Voorhees Cuts Telecommunications Costs with VoIP, Videoconferencing Solutions

Voorhees College in South Carolina has completed a multi-phase deployment of new voice and data solution to enable distance learning, increase bandwidth, and add emergency communications services. The college partnered with CDW-G for planning and implementation, with systems provided by Verizon and Sprint.

Apple Launches iPhone Dev Center

Apple has created a new suite of development resources tailored specifically for the iPhone. Dubbed the "iPhone Dev Center," the service provides a range of resources, including guidelines for optimizing Web apps for the iPhone, sample code, video tutorials, and other reference material.

GPM Deploys Emergency Communications System

Georgia Perimeter College has deployed new communications systems from Cistera Networks for public safety and quality assurance: Event and Alerting Notification (EAN) and Quality Assurance and Compliance (QAC).

Digital Signage: GP College Deploys Web-Based Communications System

Georgia Perimeter College in Atlanta has deployed a Web-based visual communications platform from Visix, AxisTV, to enhance messaging to students on four of its sites. The technology is being used to narrowcast messages to large-screen LCD displays in its Newton County, Clarkston, Decatur, and Dunwoody locations.

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