USC Launches Emergency Notification System

ARLINGTON, Va. – Roam Secure Inc. announced that University of Southern California (USC) purchased and deployed the Roam Secure Alert Network (RSAN™).

TrojansAlert (https://trojansalert.usc.edu) enables campus public safety and university officials to send targeted alerts to its 33,000 students and more than 17,800 faculty members.  Parents of USC students can also sign up for the system and receive real-time information during a crisis or a routine incident.

USC has campuses throughout California and across the country, including downtown Los Angeles, Marina Del Rey, Orange County, Sacramento, Washington, D.C., Catalina Island, Alhambra and around Southern California. With RSAN the entire campus, or targeted areas both on and off campus, can be notified in seconds using RSAN. The system is capable of reaching any text-enabled device including: cell phones, pagers, E-mail, Blackberry, instant messaging as well as voice calls via landline and cellular phones and fax. RSAN integrates easily with other communication media including indoor and outdoor speakers and AM radio station. The system also provides two-way messaging capabilities. All messages are stored and presented in the web-based application via the AlertTracker or to the field via a mobile device, creating an easy to view alert summary and audit trail.

“The Roam Secure Alert Network provides USC the ability to instantly communicate emergency information to our on and off campus constituents,” said Carol A. Hayes, Ed.D. Technology Director, University of Southern California, Career and Protective Services. “We chose Roam Secure based on their superior technology, and we were also impressed with how easy Roam Secure made enrollment for students via a simple, rapid enrollment technology.”

Roam Secure supports more than 135 RSAN systems across the country at major cities, counties, states and federal government agencies, schools, hospitals, airports, refineries and other key businesses for routine and emergency communication. The Roam Secure Information Exchange (RSIX) enables the University of Southern California to automatically and securely connect with other RSAN systems in six major metropolitan areas, including the Northern California Regional Terrorism Threat Assessment Center (NC RTTAC) and the three county system in San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin. USC’s system can also share information with other RSAN systems across the country in Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Colorado via RSIX.  Each new RSAN system, including existing systems throughout California, can join the growing national emergency information exchange and share private and public all hazards emergency information regionally, statewide and nationally at no additional charge.

“USC joins a growing number of universities across the country deploying RSAN and RSIX. USC has deployed a text-based, fully interoperable emergency alert system that serves the students, faculty, parents, and campus security at USC,” said David Drescher, CEO of Roam Secure. “They have further enhanced their communication capabilities and are better prepared to communicate with their constituents quickly, on all types of devices, and share information with other colleges and government agencies across the country.”

NBC Nightly News showcased the USC alert system along with Washington, DC and Roam Secure. Watch the video at http://www.roamsecure.net/pressitem.php?news_id=189.

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Roam Secure Inc. press release

About University of Southern California: Los Angeles was little more than a frontier town in 1880 when USC first opened its doors to 53 students and 10 teachers. Today it is a world class research university, the oldest private research university in the West.  USC’s University Park campus, located in the heart of Los Angeles’ Downtown Arts and Education Corridor, is home to the USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and many professional schools. The Health Sciences campus, to the northeast of downtown Los Angeles, is home to the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the School of Pharmacy, three major teaching hospitals and programs in Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, and Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy. USC also has programs and centers in Marina Del Rey, Orange County, Sacramento, Washington, D.C., Catalina Island, Alhambra and around Southern California. Childrens Hospital Los Angeles is staffed by USC faculty from the Keck School of Medicine and is often referred to as USC’s third campus.

About Roam Secure: Every day hundreds of thousands of government leaders, first responders, employees, volunteers, students and citizens in cities, counties, the federal government, colleges and universities and key businesses rely on Roam Secure’s expertise and innovative solutions, including the company’s flag ship product, and award winning Roam Secure Alert Network (RSAN™) and RSIX. To learn more about RSAN and/or request a demo of Roam Secure’s solutions, please visit www.roamsecure.net or speak with us via phone at 703.294.6768 x250 or 877.459.RSAN (7726).

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