Virginia Tech and Everbridge renew commitment to campus safety and security
LOS ANGELES, CA – Feb 09, 2010 – Everbridge (www.everbridge.com), the world’s recognized leader in incident notification systems, today announced that Virginia Tech has renewed its three-year commitment to utilizing Everbridge Aware® to provide highly-reliable and secure notification services for its VT Alerts system.
After the tragic events of April 16, 2007, Virginia Tech consolidated and expanded its emergency communication system. The University undertook an exhaustive review of several notification vendors to select Everbridge and create VT Alerts.
VT Alerts is a fully integrated and coordinated emergency communications program maintained by the University. For the past three years, it has relied on Everbridge Aware to deliver voice and text notification to faculty, staff, and students.
“We’re committed to continuing to provide the best possible solutions to keep our students and staff safe,” said Larry Hincker, associate vice president of university relations. “Everbridge provides the speed we need to reach thousands of students and hundreds of staff quickly via phone and text communication. We’re pleased to continue to use the system as part of our integrated approach to campus security.”
“We’re very happy to extend our partnership with such a highly-acclaimed university as Virginia Tech,” said Cinta Putra, Everbridge CEO. “We are proud to serve as a cornerstone for the University’s commitment to staff, student, and campus safety.”
Everbridge, the world’s recognized leader in incident notification systems, merges technology with industry expertise to help millions of people communicate in a crisis, manage operational incidents, and connect on a daily basis. The company’s notification platform and incident lifecycle communications model makes communicating to many, as simple and effective as communicating to one. Not only has the solution been utilized by colleges and universities to keep students and staff safe, but states like Connecticut have implemented Everbridge to protect all of its citizens, as well as utilizing the service for common incidents such as weather alerts and missing person search and rescue. Organizations in more than 100 countries—including Salesforce.com, Marathon Oil Corporation, the State of Connecticut, the American Red Cross, and Virginia Tech—rely on Everbridge for their emergency notification and day-to-day communication needs. For more information about Everbridge, visit www.everbridge.com.