Press Release Summary:
Designed for campus and university environments, Campus Emergency Notification Solution can provide customized warnings on location-by-location basis. It uses SAFARI C(cubed) Multimedia Switching System capabilities, existing university telecommunications plant infrastructure, and emergency warning devices to issue notifications and instructions to faculty, staff, and students. Leveraging IP communications, campus security can tailor individual instructions to specific locations.
Original Press Release:
Cedar Point Communications Unveils First Campus Emergency Notification System to Enable Customized Information Delivery
DERRY, N.H., July 25 -- Cedar Point Communications, Inc., the worldwide leader in VoIP switching technologies for service provider and enterprise telecommunications, today announced the development of the first emergency alert system for campus and university environments to be able to provide customized warnings on a location-by-location basis.
The Campus Emergency Notification Solution (CENS) uses the capabilities of Cedar Point's SAFARI C(cubed) Multimedia Switching System, the existing university telecommunications plant infrastructure and emergency warning devices throughout the campus to issue notifications and instructions to faculty, staff and students. Leveraging the power of IP communications, the solution is the first to allow campus security to tailor individual instructions to specific locations, allowing a coordinated response to emergency situations.
Cedar Point will be demonstrating CENS in its booth, #717, at the 2007 ACUTA Annual Conference & Exhibition for Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education. The conference will be held July 29-August 2 at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, FL.
"Tragedies like the Virginia Tech incident earlier this year have demonstrated the need for security personnel to be able to communicate instantaneously and constructively with the campus at large," said George Kassas, founder and executive vice president, business development for Cedar Point Communications. "While systems have been developed for broadcast messaging to computers and personal communication devices, we believe that we can increase security to even higher levels by transmitting individual messages to fixed devices throughout the campus as well.
"Our solution solves two specific problems that exist in campus communications today," said Kassas. "First, rather than a single broadcast message that essentially provides the same information to all individuals regardless of location, we can tailor messages to the appropriate audience; and second, by placing devices in public places throughout the campus, we reduce or eliminate the possibility that individuals might miss the notification."
In the Cedar Point solution, the same SAFARI C(cubed) that can simply and cost-effectively deliver VoIP through the university network transmits alerts from campus security to emergency warning devices (EWD) that are integrated into the existing telephone network throughout the campus. Because each EWD has its own telephone number or extension, warnings can be customized to best ensure that faculty, staff and students are directed to safety.
EWDs connect to legacy, RJ11 analog ports, and deliver persistent and pervasive warnings through a combination of voice announcements text displays that can support multiple languages, status lights and direct activation of external alarms and strobes. The always-on device has a battery standby duration of 72 hours under an alarm condition.
About Cedar Point Communications
Cedar Point Communications' totally integrated switching platforms simplify the network, enabling the scalable, cost-effective, less complex delivery of VoIP and multimedia applications for network operators. Designed to cost-effectively provide carrier-class performance and reliability, while increasing network integrity, security and privacy, Cedar Point's SAFARI C(cubed) Multimedia Switching System supports legacy circuit and SIP-based voice services, as well as supporting next generation network access architectures like WiMax. The company is based in Derry, NH. For more information, please visit www.cedarpointcom.com/ .
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