NTI In New York City Pilot

Sherman Oaks-based NTI Group, a company which provides mass communications services to cities and companies, said Wednesday that it has launched a new pilot program in New York City. Financial impact of the pilot was not disclosed. NTI said the new service will offer city officials with ability to communicate with residents on public safety matters; the pilot covers the Northeast Bronx and Southwest Staten Island. NTI operates what is often called a "reverse 911" system called Connect-CTY; the firm sells it systems to cities, as well as for school announcement systems and other similar applications.