Las Positas College Puts Student Safety First with Amcom Software's Enhanced 911 Solution
- The enhanced 911 (E911) system provides the precise location of a caller to the 911 call center, enabling first responders to assist callers quickly
- Mobile security staff receive information about 911 calls as they occur via their smartphones
MINNEAPOLIS – September 8, 2011 – Amcom Software, Inc. today announced that Las Positas College is protecting the safety of everyone on campus with the help of Amcom's enhanced 911 (E911) system. When someone dials 911 from the Livermore, Calif., college, the E911 solution provides both the Campus Safety department and local 911 call center with the 911 caller's location, including the building, floor, and room number.
The Amcom E911 solution integrates with Las Positas' Siemens phone system and covers more than 800 phones located throughout the campus. While a 911 call is in progress, the Campus Safety department receives a quick snapshot of the event on a wall monitor, including location information and the extension of the caller. This information can be transmitted to mobile security staff on their smartphones to aid in valuable first responder assistance.
"After hearing about emergency situations occurring on other campuses, we knew we needed to be proactive and ensure effective emergency response every time," said Heidi Ulrech, Telecommunications Coordinator, Las Positas College. "Our goal and motto at Las Positas is to always put the 'students first,' and the Amcom E911 system enables us to do this."
"It's a pleasure working with colleges and universities such as Las Positas that recognize and acknowledge the important responsibility of providing a safe and secure environment for students and staff," said Chris Heim, President, Amcom Software. "Enhanced 911 software is critical to effective emergency response on a campus and can mean the difference between life and death."
About Las Positas
Located in Livermore, California, Las Positas is a community college focused on providing more than 9,000 day and evening students with educational opportunities that help them meet their goals. Las Positas has a diverse student body with many students seeking career preparation, some looking to transfer to a four-year college or university, and some just for their own personal enrichment. Las Positas College was founded in 1975 as an extension of Chabot College and in 1991 it became a fully accredited community college. For more information about Las Positas College, please visit www.laspositascollege.edu.
About Amcom Software
Amcom Software, a subsidiary of USA Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq: USMO), connects people to each other and to the data they need. This helps organizations save lives with communications that are faster, more accurate, and more efficient. Amcom Software's unified communications technologies include solutions for contact centers, emergency management, mobile event notification, and messaging. The company's products are used by leading organizations in healthcare, hospitality, education, business, and government. By continually developing its industry-leading technologies, Amcom Software has rapidly grown and solidified its market leadership. For more information, call 800.852.8935 or go to amcomsoftware.com or find us on Twitter @AmcomSoftware.