Mobile Opt-In to Emergency Alerts Now Available in Latest Version of e2Campus

Version 3.3 offers the fastest and easiest way for students to subscribe for alerts using a standard cell phone

Dec 16, 2010, 11:50 ET from Omnilert, LLC

LEESBURG, Va., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnilert®, LLC, maker of e2Campus®, the leading safety communication solution for education, today announced the release of e2Campus uAlert version 3.3. Among the updates is a new mobile opt-in feature that offers the fastest and easiest way for students to subscribe to the school's emergency alerts using a standard cell phone with text messaging. No action is required by current client administrators to upgrade to the latest version and all new enhancements are included free with the update.

The mobile opt-in functionality allows students, faculty, staff and others to subscribe their mobile phone to receive alerts by simply texting the school's keyword to the e2Campus short code, 79516. Each school can reserve their own custom account keyword and group keywords so that their users may subscribe from anywhere, anytime. Mobile opt-in does not collect names or e-mail addresses for subscribers, so it may not be the right method for all schools.

"I'm excited about mobile opt-in, because it is about reducing the friction for signing up for our alerts and I do believe it will increase participation," said Sam Kennedy, the Assistant Director of User Services at Virginia Commonwealth University. "The phone is the easiest way to sign up for alerts. Put in the text, send it off, and you're done. You're going to get text alerts. I don't think it is as important to know who is signed up for your system as it is to have as many people sign up for this system so you can get the word of mouth going. And, mobile opt-in makes it easy for people to sign up."

Other updates in this version include enhanced SSL security on client's "My e2Campus Pages" and new functionality to create custom reply-to email addresses. If set to an on-campus address, this reply-to feature can be utilized to collect users' e-mail replies to e-mail alerts. The company also announced a name change of the unified emergency notification system from e2Campus uENS to e2Campus uAlert.

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About e2Campus

Used by more than 750 schools around the country, e2Campus is the leading safety communication solution for education. The e2Campus 360 Safety Suite includes uAlert, uTip, uSafe, uConference, and the Multimodal Showcase. The award-winning flagship service, uAlert, is the first and most trusted unified emergency notification system in education. Higher education clients include large schools such as Arizona State, Penn State, and Cal Poly as well as hundreds of smaller schools with as few as 100 students. K12 clients include large school systems such as St. Tammany Parish Public School System to small private day schools. To learn more, visit www.e2Campus.com. Existing client administrators can discover online resources in a peer-driven community at www.e2Campus.org.

About Omnilert

Omnilert, LLC develops intuitive communication technologies that keep communities safe and connected. The company's flagship service is a Tier-1 unified mass notification system that enables a single person to communicate timely information to thousands of people anywhere, anytime, on any device or service. The award-winning company's 3,000 clients include the U.S. Army, Bayer, Mazda, sanofi-aventis, Arizona State University, Penn State, Marine Corps Marathon, YMCA, American Red Cross, and UNICEF. Omnilert solutions are sold under the brand names e2Campus, Amerilert, and RainedOut. The privately held company is headquartered in Leesburg, Va., and at www.omnilert.com online.

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