Maybe off topic ….

How about campus security – say you needed to call a lockdown .. is this system good for that ??

Our challenge here at Austine School is the need for visual warnings and alerts .. and anyone (students included) should be able to activate the system in the case of emergency ..

I am wondering if a VOIP phone system would be able to activate auxiliary alerting devices such as flashers etc. Just a thought.


Bill Clark

Austine School for the Deaf


From: School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Robert Gervais
Sent: February 07, 2008 11:41 AM
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Subject: Re: Phone alerting


School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]> writes:
Out district is starting to look at phone alerting services. Have any of you been happy with yours? What ones do people use.

FNESU is using AlertNow and is very very happy with this service.  We started with individual schools (Richford High School first began using them 2+ years ago), and this December we got everyone into an SU-wide plan.  This way we can do entire distict announcement, like today's 2 hour delay, plus each school can do their own announcements.  Tons of options both online and via phone, great training, and super tech support.
Suzanne Hendy Newman
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Rob Gervais
Technology Coordinator
Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union
Enosburg, VT 05450
802-933-2171 x33