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K12 Alerts Awarded System-wide U.S. Patent for Its Emergency Notification System on Its 10th Year Anniversary
All-encompassing technology is a complete communications ecosystem for educational organizations
By: PR Newswire
Dec. 5, 2012 04:55 AM
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- K12 Alerts, the national provider of emergency and routine communications solutions, has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 8,180,274 for its comprehensive messaging system, "Managing and Messaging Critical Student Information." The wraparound system delivers voice, email and Text-to-Cell to parents or staff members in any situation. It also empowers school officials to upload student emergency and medical contact information at any time to create unique group identifiers for instant group emergency notifications.
Weather-related natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy underscore the need for organizations and communities to contact the right group or groups quickly with targeted notifications to specific areas or geographical locations. The patented technology provides the intelligence based tools to group students, parents, and staff members by one or more group identifiers, giving administrators the ability to send emergency or informational notices to targeted groups or en masse. It also allows for voice, text or email message templates to be customized or saved for use by school or campus officials when creating newsletters, event or routine notifications which can be sent to a predefined group or custom groups.
"When an emergency occurs on or around a school campus or in a specific area, our customers must be able to easily select the right group or create a new custom group and quickly send a message to that target audience," explained T. Gregory Bender, K12 Alerts' founder, Chief Executive Officer and inventor named in the patent. "Our customers are various levels users, Our DNA has always been about creating amazing technology that is simple for our users at all levels, providing customized message creation, infinite scalability and the ability to distribute a message to any size group."
In today's budget conscious school environment and technology driven society, demand for notification systems for schools and higher education has migrated from a luxury to a necessary essential. In the past six months, K12 Alerts has experienced explosive growth while still maintaining personalized and attentive customer service and continuing to be innovators with additional patents pending.
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