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Emergency Communications Network Teams Up With Pearson For Enhanced K-12 Communication

   Emergency Communications Network Teams Up With Pearson For Enhanced K-12
                                Communication

PR Newswire

ORMOND BEACH, Fla., Oct. 28, 2013

ORMOND BEACH, Fla., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Emergency Communications
Network (ECN), the nation's leading provider of high-speed notification
solutions, has announced its independent software vendor (ISV) partnership
agreement with Pearson. This collaboration will provide customers of
PowerSchool, the industry-leading student information system (SIS), with
turnkey access to Code-ED. This highly affordable notification tool for K-12
communities allows school districts to seamlessly access their PowerSchool
data to quickly reach targeted groups of parents, faculty and staff in a
multimodal approach including voice messages, emails and text messages.
Authorized school administrators can contact the entire school community
within minutes.

"We are very excited about this collaboration, as it allows us to enhance our
communication tools within PowerSchool," states Oliver Wreford, Director of
Business Development with the K-12 Technology group of Pearson. "We believe
that uniting Code-ED and PowerSchool will allow us to bring additional student
data management and communication capabilities to the student populations
served." Both PowerSchool and ECN offer technology trusted by communities in
all 50 states.

"Pearson is a market leader in SIS and this collaboration will introduce
Code-ED as a cost-effective alternative to existing solutions in the
marketplace. As the exclusive parent and staff notification tool with a proven
automated weather warning component, we are proud to also raise the bar in
school safety and provide school communities the precious extra time to
prepare when they are threatened by a severe weather event," says David
DiGiacomo, ECN President.

About Emergency Communications Network
Headquartered in Ormond Beach, Florida, Emergency Communications Network, LLC
(ECN) has pioneered high-speed notification services capable of reaching
millions of people in minutes. ECN's sophisticated network supports a
web-based product suite featuring six major services: Code-ED^® for use by
school systems to improve communications with their communities; CodeRED^®
which enables local government officials to communicate time-sensitive,
personalized messages in a multimodal approach; CodeRED Weather Warning™ which
provides automated alerts to people in the path of severe weather just moments
after a warning has been issued by the National Weather Service; CityWatch™, a
premise and web-based, full featured outbound and inbound communication
notification system; SmartNotice™, a business continuity and staff
notification solution and MyDailyCall™ for scheduling calls to check on
at-risk individuals, including the elderly, infirm and latchkey kids. For more
information, visit www.ecnetwork.com or call 866-939-0911 to schedule a free
demonstration.

About Pearson
Pearson (NYSE:PSO), the global leader in education and learning technology,
aims to help people make progress in life through learning. Pearson's
leadership spans pre-K12, higher education, and corporate learning globally.
Pearson's other primary businesses include the Financial Times Group and the
Penguin Group. For more information about the K-12 Technology group of
Pearson, visit www.pearsonschoolsystems.com.

For Media Inquiries:
Pearson: Susan Aspey, 347-421-2473, susan.aspey@pearson.com
Code-ED: Stephanie Meyers, 866-939-0911, smeyers@ecnetwork.com

SOURCE Emergency Communications Network

Website: http://www.ecnetwork.com
 
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