AT&T Enhances Campus Communications with New Messaging Platform

Rave Campus Messenger from AT&T Simplifies Communications for Colleges and Universities

Dallas, Texas, April 12, 2011
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AT&T* today announced the availability of Rave Campus Messenger, a web-based notification system designed to foster efficient communications within colleges and universities. Rave Campus Messenger from AT&T enables faculty, students, staff and other members of campus communities to send messages to and from a variety of different devices in a simple and cost-effective manner.

With Rave Campus Messenger from AT&T, users can select their preferred communication method, distributing time-sensitive information such as lecture cancellations and payment reminders via text message, email or recorded voice message. The application is ideal for both large and small institutions and supports high messaging volumes.

“Colleges and universities today are highly mobile, with students toting laptops, smartphones, tablets and other devices around campus,” said Chris Hill, Vice President, Advanced Mobility Solutions, AT&T Business Solutions. “Rave Campus Messenger from AT&T helps schools to embrace the mobile campus.  Through a simple, web-based interface, users can send notifications that reach people where and when they want to be reached -- on their favorite devices, right away.”

The fully hosted, Software as a Service technology that powers Rave Campus Messenger from AT&T is extremely versatile, allowing it to be used for any number of messaging purposes within higher education, but simple enough to be activated with a few clicks of the mouse. Schools that deploy this solution can be up and running within one day with minimal configuration. 

Colleges and universities that choose Rave Campus Messenger from AT&T can take advantage of a variety of features beyond basic messaging.  Polling, reporting, and response features allow users to monitor the status of notifications and engage community members in interactive, digital dialogues. The application also integrates seamlessly with e-Learning tools, allowing students and faculty to receive emails or text messages when new content is posted to course pages.

“Rave and AT&T have a history of collaborating to provide mobility solutions for higher education institutions,” said Tom Axbey, Chief Executive Officer Rave Mobile Safety.  “In 2009, we introduced Rave Guardian from AT&T -- a location-based safety service for students -- and now we’re extending that relationship by offering Rave Campus Messenger from AT&T as well.”

AT&T is dedicated to supporting higher education with products and services that help colleges and universities improve productivity both in and out of the classroom.  Among other components, AT&T offers the University Advantage Program, which provides tailored contracts and discounts for colleges and universities.  AT&T also delivers a full portfolio of enterprise mobility solutions to businesses, government organizations and education institutions.

To learn more about AT&T’s mobility solutions for education visit http://www.corp.att.com/edu/edu_mobility.html.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

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About Rave Mobile Safety
Rave Mobile Safety is a leading provider of mobile software solutions for individuals, groups and communities. Rave designs, sells and supports an award-winning suite of applications including the Rave Alert multimodal notification system; Rave Guardian, a GPS-enabled personal safety tool; and Smart911, a software solution for more effective 9-1-1 responses. Hundreds of organizations and millions of individuals nationwide rely on Rave Mobile Safety technologies for improved communications in communities, at schools, in the home, and at work. Rave Mobile Safety is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts. Investors include Bain Capital Ventures, Sigma Partners, and RRE Ventures.

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