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March 16, 2011 09:24 ET

NJEDge.Net Selects Send Word Now® Alert Service for Emergency Preparedness

Technology Consortium to Leverage Send Word Now's Notification Service at Academic and Research Institutions Throughout the State of New Jersey

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 16, 2011) - Send Word Now announced today that NJEDge.Net has awarded them a contract for emergency notification services based on a competitive bid. Send Word Now is the leading provider of emergency notification and on-demand incident management, alerting, and response services. The initiative will grant NJEDge.Net member institutions with access to competitive pricing for Send Word Now's on-demand notification and response services.

NJEDge.Net is a non-profit technology consortium of academic and research institutions in New Jersey that introduces emerging technologies and state-of-the-art networking to its partners in academia, government and industry for inter-institutional collaboration, scholarship and research. The buying schedule established through this new agreement will allow NJEDge.Net members to contract for Send Word Now's emergency notification services. 

A committee consisting of CIOs and other senior staff from numerous NJEDge.Net members reviewed all of the vendor responses to this RFP against the established evaluation criteria. At the conclusion of its deliberations, the committee unanimously agreed that Send Word Now met the required functional specifications and was best suited for the various needs of NJEDge.Net organizations.

"We are very pleased with our selection of Send Word Now, and we look forward to a long-lasting relationship with the organization," said George Laskaris, President and CEO of NJEDge.Net. "This new agreement reflects our efforts to achieve economies of scale and help our members achieve their missions more cost-effectively."

Tony Schmitz, President and CEO of Send Word Now, said, "We are extremely proud to be able to provide our services to academic and research institutions throughout New Jersey. Send Word Now is ideally suited to support the emergency preparedness needs of all NJEDge.Net members, given the great flexibility inherent in our robust messaging platform." 

About Send Word Now
Send Word Now is the leading provider of on-demand alerting and incident management services for both routine and emergency communication. The easy-to-use, web-based emergency notification service is used by government agencies, municipalities, universities, non-profit organizations and businesses, including many Fortune 500 companies, to ensure fast, effective, two-way communication in real-time. Send Word Now's Alert Tracer® provides a full audit trail of messages sent and received for after-action reporting and follow-up. Designed to reach anyone, anywhere, anytime, with any device over any type of connection, Send Word Now's mass notification system is capable of transmitting hundreds of thousands of voice and text messages in minutes. The company is headquartered in New York City. Visit Send Word Now on the web at or email us at Follow Send Word Now on Twitter at and check out our new blog for industry news and insights at

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