Press Release Summary:
With alerting capabilities designed to improve emergency efforts, TFCC AlertÂ® can send targeted messages to select groups or geographic areas via landline, cell or VoIP phone, PDA, pager, text, email, fax, and TTY/TDD machines. It also integrates with Twitter and offers UI with task-based workflow. In addition to supporting unlimited users with different permissions, access, and visibility restrictions, system offers module for notification of rapidly approaching severe weather.
Original Press Release:
TFCC Releases Newest Version of its Emergency Notification System, Now Called TFCC Alert®
Easier to use system includes weather alerts, new user interface, advanced security controls, social media integration, and enhanced public sign-up page
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Twenty First Century Communications (TFCC) announces the release of TFCC Alert®, the newest version of its emergency notification system. New advanced alerting capabilities improve communications, increase the effectiveness of emergency efforts, and ultimately reduce the costs of a traditional communications infrastructure.
With the TFCC Alert emergency notification system, government, corporate, utility, education and healthcare clients can send targeted messages to select groups or geographic areas by landline, cell phone, VoIP phone, PDA, pager, text, email, fax and TTY/TDD machines. The system also integrates with Twitter, which will give clients greater reach in fewer steps.
Jim Curran, chief technology officer for TFCC reports, "Our research and development process includes extensive work with government, corporate, utility, education and healthcare clients who use our emergency notification system every day. TFCC Alert is a blend of ideas and requests from customers, our product development team and our client management team."
TFCC Alert includes a new user interface. The task based workflow and one-page quick launch make sending notifications stress-free. Users now select the type of message they'd like to send and TFCC Alert will present only the options needed for the particular message type.
Lynn Diebold, director of emergency communications for the Monterey County, CA , has previewed the system and said, "I like that the activation and creation process is uncluttered, and that the default options are customizable and can be changed based on my needs."
TFCC Alert allows for an unlimited number of users and includes a flexible array of user profiles with different permissions, access and visibility restrictions. The system also allows for limitless security groups and provides clients with the ability to self-manage their groups.
"TFCC Alert is straight forward and simple. I'm very pleased that the activation process takes one page instead of multiple pages. The new look is much cleaner," said Bob Armstrong, director, emergency management & fire prevention for The Ohio State University.
The new weather module lets government agencies notify citizens of rapidly approaching severe weather. The public can register to receive severe thunderstorm, flash flood and tornado warnings on their landline or cell phone.
Government agencies can continue to collect unlisted phone numbers, cell phone numbers and email addresses via our enhanced public sign-up page. The new sign-up page allows residents to register up to five additional contacts under their account, such as parents, siblings, and spouses.
TFCC Alert is backed by our client care commitment. Each client is partnered with a dedicated client manager and supported by our live 24/7/365 Help Desk. Clients now also have access to the new online Resource Center. Here clients will find best practices, FAQ's, sample operating procedures, training exercises and much more. All of this is in addition to the enhanced Online Help, a searchable online database of easy-to-find technical help.
About Twenty First Century Communications
By using technology to connect people to information, TFCC provides time-sensitive communication solutions that help clients quickly receive and send high volumes of information to the right people at the right time, using most any communication device.
For more than 20 years their suite of web-based, high-speed, high-volume notification solutions have been the industry standard. Backed by the largest and most reliable telecommunications network in North America, TFCC's reliable inbound and outbound communication solutions are in place at hundreds of government, corporate, utility, education and healthcare organizations all across the country. For more information visit: www.tfcci.com