Honeywell secures school contract for messaging system

SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, May 27, 2004

May 27, 2004

MINNEAPOLIS - Honeywell Building Solutions has won a contract to provide a web-based emergency and everyday messaging system to Wayne County Public Schools in North Carolina, one of the largest school systems in the area.
The project calls for the installation of Honeywell’s Instant Alert system, which delivers messages via a telephone, mobile phone, email, PDA or pager. It will be used to send alerts to parents and guardians of the 19,000 students that attend the 31 schools within the district.
According to Sprunt Hill, assistant superintendent for auxiliary services for Wayne County Public Schools, the school system previously relied on phone trees and radio broadcasts to quickly communicate with parents, or sent flyers home with students.
The school system plans to begin using the messaging system for the 2004-2005 school year. Honeywell’s Instant Alert system is expected to be installed by July.