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Schools seek 'easy button' approach to mass notification systems

February 21, 2012Whit Richardson

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—After the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting incident, colleges and universities in the United States and Canada rushed to implement more robust mass notification systems to better communicate with students and staff in times of emergency.Initially, those systems sent text messages, emails and automated phone calls. But they were often slow and clunky, susceptible to failure or dependent on unreliable platforms, such as an overburdened local cellular network, according to experts...

Berkly Trumbo, Dave Bujak, Florida State University, Siemens, Virginia Tech

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