SOURCE: 3n Global

July 15, 2008 12:27 ET

SimplexGrinnell and 3n Announce Vendor Relationship to Provide Emergency Communications Solutions

Fire and Life-Safety Leader Enters Agreement With Top Provider of Emergency Notification Systems

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - July 15, 2008) - 3n Global and SimplexGrinnell have established a vendor relationship to provide comprehensive emergency communications solutions for higher education, healthcare, government and other facilities looking to enhance safety and preparedness.

SimplexGrinnell selected the 3n InstaCom™ personal emergency notification system to help round out the portfolio of emergency communications solutions it offers as a leader in the fire and life-safety industry. This vendor relationship involves external and internal communication and alerting equipment, such as outdoor speaker arrays, interior voice systems and visual message displays, and one-to-many communication over personal devices, such as cell phones, email, text messaging and more.

The relationship will help SimplexGrinnell address customer needs at a time when emergency communications has emerged as a top-priority concern for businesses and institutions. 3n Global meets the criteria SimplexGrinnell has established for its emergency communications vendors -- a solution with the right combination of robust features, a reliable global infrastructure, a large share of the emergency notification market, and a solid collaborative program.

3n has entered into a vendor agreement with SimplexGrinnell because of its strong reputation; large market share in the higher education, healthcare, government and military markets; commitment to the success of the relationship; and large, direct sales force that appreciates the opportunity to meet customer demands for layered emergency communication solutions.

"SimplexGrinnell wanted a personal notification solution that complemented our existing emergency communications portfolio and strengthened our ability to deliver single-source life-safety solutions," said Tom Giannini, CPP, Director of Security and Emergency Communications Marketing at SimplexGrinnell. "In evaluating potential vendors, we value experience, functionality, and the ability to work collaboratively. We selected 3n for its ease of use, rock-solid infrastructure and full commitment to satisfying our specific needs."

"We are delighted to have a vendor relationship with a world-class organization like SimplexGrinnell, whose large direct sales footprint will provide a unique opportunity for us to expand our network of distribution for the 3n InstaCom system," said Cinta Putra, CEO of 3n. "Our relationship with SimplexGrinnell will open up another avenue for us to bring our message to the market to satisfy the needs of organizations looking for robust, reliable and scalable notification systems."

About 3n® Global

3n is the leading global provider of emergency notification solutions to Global 2000 corporations, healthcare systems, colleges and universities, and government agencies and municipalities. Organizations in more than 70 countries worldwide rely on 3n for daily operational and emergency notification needs. 3n's innovative and powerful emergency notification system is the most advanced, efficient and easy-to-use on the market today, enabling organizations to respond rapidly and effectively to crises and achieve considerable bottom-line savings. For more information about 3n, visit www.3nonline.com/pr or call toll-free at 1-888-366-4911.

About SimplexGrinnell

SimplexGrinnell, a Tyco International company, provides a comprehensive array of fire alarm, fire sprinkler, fire suppression, integrated security, communications and nurse call systems and services. With one million customers, 150 local offices, and over 200 years of history in the fire business, SimplexGrinnell is the leader in fire and life safety. For additional information or to locate the nearest SimplexGrinnell district office, visit www.simplexgrinnell.com.

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