State of Connecticut Renews Everbridge Agreement for Statewide Notification Services
Industry Leader in Notification Powers ‘CT Alerts’ For All Connecticut Residents
LOS ANGELES, CA – June 22, 2011 – Everbridge, the world’s recognized leader in incident notification systems, today announced that the State of Connecticut has renewed and extended its contract with Everbridge to provide notification services statewide. As one of the largest statewide notification deployments, “CT Alerts”, powered by Everbridge, enables Connecticut authorities to directly communicate critical information to millions of residents and businesses.
In 2009, the State of Connecticut became the very first state in the nation to deploy a unified statewide mass notification service, in an effort to satisfy the responsibility of safeguarding the health and welfare of its residents. Since implementing Everbridge Aware®, state officials have significantly strengthened the continuity of communications to its constituents across the state–spanning all municipalities, counties, cities and towns.
“Having the Everbridge service in place allows state and local officials to have a clearly defined and effective process to communicate everything from notifying first responders and officials, to providing evacuation information to our citizens,” stated Lt. J. Paul Vance of the State of Connecticut’s Department of Public Safety. “We have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our residents who appreciate receiving information that can improve their safety and quality of life.”
“Everbridge’s key strengths has always been our scale and experience empowering large organizations to effectively communicate and reach those they serve, whether they’re a corporation reaching employees or a statewide agency reaching their citizens,” said Cinta Putra, Chief Executive Officer, Everbridge. “The State of Connecticut has done an exemplary job of integrating the Everbridge platform into their operating protocol to keep all residents and business owners safe and better informed.”
Everbridge web 2.0 notification solution has given Connecticut authorities the power to easily notify members of the State‟s population about specific situations or critical information– anywhere, anytime and on any device. While every citizen in the state is automatically covered by the system, residents have enthusiastically registered additional contact information and communication preferences via the “CT Alert” citizen portal. Take a first-hand tour of how the State of Connecticut is utilizing Everbridge to enhance citizen awareness by visiting http://www.ctalert.gov .
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. Organizations and civilian agencies in more than 100 countries— including the State of Connecticut, Salesforce.com, Marathon Oil Corporation, 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
Michelle Van Jura
Tel: (646) 781-9323
Director, Product Marketing