SOURCE: Virtual Ed Link, Inc.

September 23, 2009 10:30 ET

First Interactive School Security Portal in New Jersey to Be Launched in Roselle Thursday, September 24, 2009

FAIRFIELD, NJ--(Marketwire - September 23, 2009) - Virtual Ed Link, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: VRED) -- Dr. Alan McCartney, COO of Virtual Ed Link, announced today that the Virtual Ed Link Portal will provide Roselle parents with real-time security updates in the event of emergency situations. The portal application will be publicly unveiled Thursday, September 24, at 11 a.m. in Roselle will be New Jersey's first interactive Safety and Security Management System (SSMS) for schools.

The web-based SSMS portal will enable Roselle school officials to alert parents of emergencies and other important events, such as school closings, via email, voicemail, text message, Blackberry PIN and other mobile device messages. The portal homepage will also host valuable educational tools for parents, such as an interactive swine flu prevention and safety course.

The event will be held at L.V. Moore Middle School, 720 Locust Street. It will include a demonstration of the brand new SSMS's capabilities and an information session on how Roselle Public Schools will use the system to enhance the safety and security of its students.

"The SSMS portal will provide the Roselle School District with an efficient system for communicating important safety information to parents," said Virtual Ed Link President and CEO John Bay. "It will also act as an interactive resource for educating parents, students and teachers on vital public safety issues, such as bullying, hazing, school security and the H1N1 pandemic."

The SSMS will be updated in real time, so school officials and public safety officials can alert parents of emergencies immediately. The SSMS will also be used to alert parents of school closings. School officials can even alert parents about road closings and traffic jams if they so choose. A physical security management section of the portal gives authorized security personnel the ability to view security cameras and control access to each school building.

The security portal's educational resources are customizable. Training sessions on local safety issues, such as crossing a busy intersection on the way to school, can be easily developed. The training sessions contain video content and text, but also offer supporting resources such as a glossary of important terms, an outline of lesson objectives and safety tips.

"This new Safety and Security Management System brings us to the forefront of New Jersey in terms of school safety and communication," said Roselle Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Elnardo J. Webster. "The school safety portal will provide us with an effective security management system and parents with peace of mind knowing their child is in a safe environment at school."

Virtual Ed Link has installed SSMS portal at the Albany-based Northeastern Regional Information Center (NERIC). The NERIC will make that portal available to multiple schools in New York State. The Roselle portal will be the first of its kind in New Jersey.

About Virtual Ed Link, Inc.

Virtual Ed Link, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: VRED) sells the Safety and Security Management System (SSMS), which uses proprietary core technology solutions developed by Viyya Technologies. The Safety and Security Management System is marketed and sold primarily to schools and colleges around the U.S. and geared to be used as a collaborative Web 2.0 tool to share general information retrieved from any internet source among the school users, and especially, in the event of threats or danger, to disseminate alerts to help and guide students, parents, faculty and law enforcement in the actions necessary to help protect school attendees, and school infrastructure.

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