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Virtual Ed Link To Provide Emergency Response

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Emergency response software provider Viyya Technologies will be teaming up with energy management firm The Atlantic Cos. to launch Virtual Ed Link, a new unit designed to provide emergency management technologies for K-12 and higher ed institutions. The letter of intent between the two companies was signed earlier this month.

According to Viyya, Virtual Ed Link "will respond to the growing need from school campuses (K-12 and higher education institutions) to collect, access, share and disseminate vital information" within campuses and school districts. Viyya recently launched the Emergency Alert Information Portal systems; The Atlantic Cos. has been working with educational institutions for more than 10 years developing energy optimization and security programs.

More than 100 schools have implemented programs from The Atlantic Cos.

Viyya's Emergency Alert Information Portal offers e-mail, text messaging, cell phone voice mail, and streaming video alerts for students, parents, faculty, and staff in the event of an emergency.

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About the author: David Nagel is the executive editor for 1105 Media's online education technology publications, including THE Journal and Campus Technology. He can be reached at dnagel@1105media.com.

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Executive Producer David Nagel heads up the editorial department for 1105 Media's education publications — which include two daily sites, a variety of newsletters and two monthly digital magazines covering technology in both K-12 and higher education.

A 21-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.

He can be reached at dnagel@1105media.com. You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/profile/view?id=10390192 or follow him on Twitter at @THEJournalDave (K-12) or @CampusTechDave (higher education). A selection of David Nagel's articles can be found on this site.


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