LEESBURG, Va., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new safety campaign called "America's Safe Campuses" began today that uses video episodes to highlight how leading campuses are keeping their communities safe and connected. The first video in the safety campaign is from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), a school that recently gained national attention by making the Final Four in the 2011 NCAA Basketball Tournament. The safety campaign was underwritten by e2Campus, the leading provider of emergency notification systems and other campus safety communications for education. Existing e2Campus clients may submit an application to become the next America's Safe Campus. e2Campus plans to announce a new America's Safe Campus every six months.
"Our students, faculty and staff are always on the move and depend on many channels of communication to receive critical information," explained Mark Willis, Chief Information Officer at VCU. "This is especially true for our emergency notification mechanisms at VCU. Sirens, text messaging, classroom beacons, digital signage, social media and other modes of communication combine to allow us to communicate quickly and effectively during an emergency on our campus and the surrounding community. This was our initial strategy four years ago when we began to develop our emergency communications capabilities and remains true today."
These free, educational, peer-presented videos spotlight the best practices in campus safety communications and emergency notification. By showcasing what methods and policies campuses employ, the videos show first-hand how to increase campus safety and communication. The videos are viewable at www.e2Campus.com/SafeCampuses.
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, Hotline 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.
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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