HOLLYWOOD, Fla., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- RedSky Technologies, Inc., the
leading provider of automated E911 solutions to the enterprise, launched
today a new Broadcast Alert(TM) service that makes it possible for
emergency and security personnel to quickly reach large groups of people
with emergency and other alert messages. The company launched the new
service at the Association for Communications Technology Professionals in
Higher Education (ACUTA) annual conference in Hollywood, FL.
Broadcast Alert is powered by RedSky's Location Information Server, and
leverages the Emergency On-site Notification feature in the award-winning
RedSky E911 Manager application to deliver SMS text messages to cell phones
as well as email messages to desktop and laptop computers.
"Recent emergency events on college campuses point out the absolute
requirement that administrators and emergency personnel be able to reach
thousands of students and faculty quickly with a targeted message," said
Nick Maier, RedSky's Senior Vice President. "Every student has a cell phone
and, with Broadcast Alert, every student can be reached as quickly as you
can send an SMS message."
School districts and higher education institutions that want to quickly
reach a dense population of cell phone-enabled students, faculty and staff
represent the primary market for Broadcast Alert. Large businesses,
especially those with multi-building campus environments and mobile users,
also will benefit from the new service.
Broadcast Alert delivers police emergency alerts, weather and traffic
alerts, and building closure notices. Regardless of content, messages can
be created and sent in seconds to thousands of subscribers who register
their device with their university, school or employer.
Broadcast Alert is immediately available in version 5.4 of E911
Manager, which is integrated and certified with Avaya, Nortel and Cisco
call processing platforms.
RedSky Technologies, Inc. helps organizations of all types capture,
manage and deliver the detailed location information necessary to provide
effective 9-1-1 emergency response. Hundreds of customers, including 50
Fortune 500(R) companies, rely on RedSky's E911 Manager to automate their
E9-1-1 processes. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, RedSky has
partnerships with leading telecommunications and 9-1-1 organizations to
help shape 9-1-1 policy, and deliver technology solutions for E911. For
more information on RedSky, visit http://www.redskyE911.com.
SOURCE RedSky Technologies, Inc.