Thursday, June 21, 2007
Virginia Tech Taps 3n For Emergency Notification System
Virginia Tech, the site of the April school shooting massacre which killed 32 students and staff, has deployed a new emergency notification from Glendale, California-based National Notification Network (3n). Virginia Tech said today that the new system, known as "VT Alerts" will expand the university's ability to send critical news and information to the university community during campus emergencies. The new system will debut July 2nd, and is expected to be operational by August 20th, the first day of fall classes. The emergency notification system from 3N is used by companies, governments, and schools to provide both routine and emergency information; 3N has been in business since 2002. According to Larry Hincker, associate vice president for university relations, the school was in the final stage of selecting a emergency notification system vendor when the April 16th tragedy occurred.