SOURCE: TextPower, Inc.

TextPower, Inc.

September 16, 2013 06:00 ET

State of NJ Offers Standby Jurors Text Alerts -- Over 50,000 Signed Up

Court Chooses TextPower for Text Messaging (SMS) Platform Reliability and Bottom-Line Benefits

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA and TRENTON, NJ--(Marketwired - Sep 16, 2013) - The New Jersey Judiciary has selected TextPower to provide an innovative juror alerting service that saves costs and makes jury duty stand-by more convenient.

TextPower, a leader in innovative text messaging software solutions, announced today that the New Jersey State Courts have successfully implemented the opt-in texting service for jurors. The number of opt-ins indicates an enthusiastic reception of text messaging as an alternative to the standard method of individuals calling in daily and manually entering code numbers to determine whether they must report for jury duty.

Leveraging today's most popular electronic communications, the new statewide program sends texts to jurors opting in to the program to remind them of their summons date and to advise potential jurors about whether they will be required to report or will be called off the next day.

"People like convenience and the courts needed reliability -- our texting platform provides both. We made it simple for the New Jersey Judiciary to integrate TextPower's SmartAlerts™ into their system to manage such an important aspect of the jury process," said Mark Nielsen, Executive Chairman and co-founder of TextPower. "The ability to provide the judiciary staff with a cost-effective, real-time method of notifying jurors is delivering cost savings as well as adding a huge convenience for jurors."

Information on how to sign up to receive text messages is included when citizens respond to their juror summons online. Prospective jurors who opt to receive text or email messages receive a reminder notice about a week in advance of their reporting date and also receive the "call off" message if they do not need to report. Jurors can opt out of the text alert system at any time and will not receive messages after their jury service concludes.

Over 50,000 jurors have opted in for the service, which was first offered in June of 2013. More than 200,000 citizens report to New Jersey courthouses as potential jurors each year.

For more information about TextPower's services call 818.222.8600 or email

About TextPower, Inc.
TextPower, Inc. provides alerting and authentication solutions to a variety of industries worldwide using text messaging (SMS). The company's software and text messaging services help companies enhance their revenues, decrease costs and improve customer service. TextPower's authentication product, TextKey™, replaces the token or security fob previously needed to verify the identity of online users for password-protected applications. TextPower's mission-critical infrastructure employs geo-redundancy for the industry's highest reliability, providing delivery to virtually every cell phone in the United States and connections to most recognized wireless operators around the world. Visit, email or call 888.818.1808 for more information.

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