SOURCE: Timecruiser Computing Corporation

January 22, 2008 06:00 ET

CruiserAlert™ Chosen by Three Wyoming Community Colleges for Campus Emergency Alert System

Eastern Wyoming College, Laramie County Community College, and Western Wyoming Community College Raise the Bar on Emergency Communications

FAIRFIELD, NJ--(Marketwire - January 22, 2008) - Timecruiser, innovative provider of on-demand alert services, today announced that it is partnering with three Wyoming community colleges to enhance their emergency preparedness and campus security with its CruiserAlert™ service. Eastern Wyoming College, Laramie County Community College, and Western Wyoming Community College, have added CruiserAlert to their CampusCruiser portals, enabling them to instantly notify students, faculty, and staff of emergencies, weather alerts, closings and even class-related information.

CruiserAlert Features
  -- Opt-in Subscriptions
  -- Real-time Reports
  -- Secure
  -- Public & Targeted Channels
  -- Simultaneous Multi-device delivery: RSS, Text, Voice, & Email
  -- No Unsolicited Messages
  -- Web-based with Remote Hosting

The colleges require an emergency planning and response system that will address all imaginable scenarios for the large geographic areas they serve. "It is crucial that we have the ability to reach all of our students and employees as quickly and effectively as possible in emergency situations," said Dr. Jackie Freeze, CIO of Western Wyoming Community College. "CruiserAlert utilizes multiple communication channels, including email, text message, RSS-feed, portal-wide announcements, and system headlines -- so it will be effective in reaching folks who are commuting a distance as well as those who reside on campus."

"The safety and well-being of our entire community is our number one priority at Laramie County Community College," said Mr. Michael Walters, Vice President of Information Technology at Laramie County Community College. "So it's important to us to be able to contact everyone when severe weather conditions or crises arise. CruiserAlert complements our Emergency Communication Plan and helps us better prepare for and respond to emergencies."

"Today we are forced to prepare for situations that we never could have anticipated happening and recognize the important role that instantaneous communication plays in keeping students safe," said Mr. Aaron Bahmer, Instructional Technologist at Eastern Wyoming College. "CruiserAlert will allow us to keep students, faculty and staff informed no matter where they are."

"Using CruiserAlert, a college can set up a secure, high-speed notification system in minutes without having to purchase or install software, hardware or extra phone lines. Its flexibility and ease of use allow administrators to send messages from almost anywhere, any time and to any type of device," commented Allen Wang, Timecruiser's President and CEO. "Additionally, CruiserAlert can be used for both urgent and important message delivery to the entire campus or to selected groups, such as first responders, academic departments, and others."

A product demonstration and more information about CruiserAlert can be found on the company's Web site.

About Timecruiser Computing Corporation

Since 1995, institutions of higher education have relied upon Timecruiser to deliver innovative enterprise management solutions, backed by unrivaled customer service and technical support. Timecruiser's award-winning products are used by over 2.5 million students, faculty, and administrators at 90 institutions to:

--  Improve Campus Communication
--  Implement Effective Course Management
--  Streamline Faculty Workload
--  Build Cohesive Campus Communities
--  Increase Efficiencies Campus-wide
    

The company's flagship product, CampusCruiser® was launched in 1999. In recent years, Timecruiser has expanded to include CourseCruiser™ Learning Management System, which assists faculty in efficiently managing and delivering learning content and resources to students and CruiserAlert™, high priority and emergency mass notification system.

Contact Information

  • For More Information:
    Janet Pinto
    Director of Marketing
    Timecruiser Computing Corporation
    Email Contact
    (973) 244-7856 x168