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Mobile safety applications proving popular with US universities

Rave Wireless : 22 June, 2009  (Application Story)
Many more university campuses are taking on Rave Wireless mobile safety solutions for personal safety monitoring and connection with police services
Rave Wireless has announced that over 20 additional colleges and universities have launched Rave mobile safety applications this year, bringing the total number of participating higher education institutions to nearly 150. A number of these schools, along with several pre-existing Rave Alert clients, turned to Rave for the company's "next generation" mobile safety solution - Rave Guardian. Howard University, Colorado State University, the College of DuPage and others will deploy this patented technology, which enables users to transform their mobile phones into location-aware personal safety devices to be monitored by and instantly connected with police.

About half of the new Rave-enabled schools also recognize the importance of multi-modal emergency notification systems and are deploying Rave Alert systems using multiple communications channels. While Short Message Service (SMS) notifications to cell phones continue to be the primary vehicle for delivering emergency alerts to tens-of-thousands of students within several minutes, many of Rave's clients are also issuing alerts through voice messages, emails, RSS feeds, IM services such as AIM, and popular social networks, such as Facebook. Augmenting SMS emergency alerts with one or several other modes of communication increases the likelihood of reaching all members of the campus population. Rave Alert is a fully hosted system and can easily be integrated with universities' information systems, allowing administrators to seamlessly issue emergency notifications through each institution's selected communications channels.

"With a campus community of more than 15,000, efficient emergency communications and advanced personal safety tools are paramount to Howard University," explains Chief of Police Lee James. "Rave Wireless' Guardian and multi-modal alerting provide us with broader safety benefits that are easier to deploy and more reliable than technologies used in the past."

Universities have begun the registration process for Rave, and feedback to the advanced mobile safety solutions has been strong. "Howard University is located in one of the most dynamic cities in the world, Washington, DC, which presents unparalleled experiences and opportunities - as well as challenges unique to our urban setting," comments Bryan Smart, President, Howard University Student Association. "We, Howard University students, are enthused by the partnership that has been developed with Howard and Rave, and we look forward to the enhancement of the state-of-the-art safety mechanisms, affording us greater peace-of-mind."

Institutions view the Rave solution as a highly extensible mobile safety platform. "At Gustavus Adolphus College, we believe that cell phones can be powerful tools for both broadcast messaging and personal safety," said Ray Thrower, Campus Safety Director at Gustavus Adolphus College, and former President of The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). "We selected Rave Wireless not only for its powerful multi-modal alerting solution, but also because we can easily and seamlessly add its award-winning personal safety application, Rave Guardian."

Rave's unparalleled mobile safety solutions, ease-of-use and reliability are capturing the attention of schools that conducted the most stringent review process prior to choosing a provider. "Henderson State University has long realized that the ubiquitous use of cell phones makes mobile safety the most effective way to reach students, faculty and staff during an emergency," says Henderson President, Dr Charles Welch. "With Rave Wireless, we now have the capability to distribute emergency messages in a matter of seconds to as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, regardless of where everyone is at the time. Every second counts in life-threatening situations and we believe this system will greatly enhance the safety of our campus community."

In addition to Henderson, schools launching multi-modal Rave Alert systems in fall '09 include Kansas State, Northwest State Community College, Washburn University and William Penn University.

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