Turning Phone Into Broadcaster
Enterprise communications systems are no longer used simply as tools of convenience and sound business practice but increasingly as crisis-management programs as well.Enterprise communications systems are no longer used simply as tools of convenience and sound business practice but increasingly as crisis-management programs as well. The mass notification industry is growing as more organizations implement emergency calling networks for their employees, partners and affiliates. Government agencies, schools and transport companies are on the forefront of the mass notification trend to alert employees and parents of emergencies and response plans. Laguna Hills High School in Mission Viejo, Calif., plans to have an emergency message system from National Notification Network Inc. in place by years end.
The 3N system, a subscription-based offering administered via the Web, can deliver customized messages to tens of thousands of recipients instantly. 3N can broadcast messages to any standard device, including wire-line phones, cell phones, pagers and PDAs, as well as via a variety of messaging applications, including e-mail and instant messaging. The company serves as an ASP (application service provider), and subscribers only need to buy a telephone and Internet access.