Cooper Notification launches emergency notification at 17 Va. colleges

SSN Staff  - 
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

ARLINGTON, Va.--Cooper Notification on May 22 announced that 17 additional Virginia Community College System Colleges have launched its Roam Security Alert Network (RSAN) emergency notification system.
These colleges join Northern Virginia Community College, which launched its RSAN system in August 2007.
Parents, friends and alumni can now sign up for alerts at individual university Web sites. The Web-based RSAN system can deliver more than 18,000 real time messages per minute via email, pager, cellphone, Blackberry, desktop, voice calls, indoor and outdoor speakers.
Alerts can be sent to individual campuses or can be shared among multiple colleges via the Roam Secure Information Exchange. The Virginia community college system will be integrated with more than 30 existing RSAN systems in major cities, counties and other colleges across Virginia that are connected via the Roam Secure Information Exchange and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management's alerting network, called SWAN. SWAN is the first statewide alert and information sharing system in the United States, Rick Tiene, vice president of Homeland Security Solutions at Cooper Notification, said in a prepared statement.

For more on this story, see the July issue of Security Systems News.