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Omnilert Plans Parent Notification System Upgrade

Omnilert will release Version 4.0 of e2Campus uAlert for K-12 schools later this fall.

e2Campus uAlert is a cloud-based emergency and mass communications system that can send messages via SMS text, desktop pop-up, digital signs, e-mail, public address system, pager, Facebook, Twitter, and Web sites with widgets. Messages can be sent to students, faculty, staff, visitors, parents, media, first responders, or others.

New features of the attendance notification tool for K-12 schools include:

  • Schools and districts can notify parents when students are absent by phone or text alert;
  • Messages can be sent from computers with Internet access, or mobile devices;
  • Recipients of alerts can reply to school alerts for voting, polling and feedback;
  • The opt-out manager walks administrators through adding contacts to the system;
  • Schools can develop their own interface to manage users, and customize the branding of the messages;
  • Notifications integrate with learning management and student information systems; and
  • An RSS engine allows for more than one RSS feed for schools with different ones for different buildings, multiple devices, etc.

The system complies with the Oasis Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) version 1.2, the industry standard for exchanging emergency information between other CAP-compliant devices and services. It is a Tier-1 unified emergency notification system.

For further information, visit the e2Campus Web site.

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