Florida school installs on-demand desktop alert system

Paul J. Hagerty High School in Oviedo, Florida opened in 2005 with a freshman class. Each year up until the 2008-09 school year, a new grade was added. By the 2009-2010 school year, the second senior class was in place and Hagerty High was transformed into a 2,950 student station high school with 187 employees and 1035 PCs. Along with new classroom areas, new construction included a 15,500 sq. ft. wireless media center serving as the hub of the expanded campus, a performing arts center with a new 850 seat auditorium, new dance, drama, band and music classrooms, and new career education labs.

With the expanding student body came the necessity for a communication system to handle campus-wide alerts and emergency notifications. The high school selected NetSupport Notify, a focused software solution for on-demand desktop alerts, emergency notifications, popup alerting and one-way messaging needs.

“We use NetSupport Notify for classroom notification when the PA system or phones would not be appropriate, as in an emergency situation,” said Technology Facilitator Gary Bungart, adding that his NetSupport experience has been “fantastic; best support anywhere.”

NetSupport Notify allows users to contact particular departments or thousands of users across a school quickly. The system scales to accommodate large campuses, and provides real-time status of both notifications and acknowledgements as well as delivering pre-scheduled alerts and notifications.