Emergency Communications Network Acquires CityWatch
Emergency Communications Network, LLC (ECN), the leading provider of high-speed, mass notification services, has acquired CityWatch from Avtex, a provider of integrated, interactive solutions.
July 9, 2012 - PRLog -- Emergency Communications Network, LLC (ECN), the leading provider of high-speed, mass notification services, has acquired CityWatch from Avtex, a provider of integrated, interactive solutions. CityWatch provides mainly hardware and premise based notification systems and services to a variety of client communities.
As part of the agreement, ECN acquired all of CityWatch’s intellectual property and technical resources. In addition, the acquisition adds hundreds of new clients to ECN’s thousands of existing client communities nationwide, as well as several client communities in Canada. The deal also included the transition of 10 staff members to ECN.
“We chose the CityWatch acquisition because our companies have complementary products and a commitment to improve the communication of our client communities,”
ECN plans to retain the CityWatch office location in Minnesota to support and maintain the company’s existing hardware without service interruption to current clients.
“We are excited to be joining forces with the industry leader for emergency notifications,”
CityWatch is the 2nd acquisition in ECN history. In June, ECN acquired One Call Now’s Government Emergency Center / 911 clients.
About Emergency Communications Network
Headquartered in Ormond Beach, Fla., Emergency Communications Network, LLC (ECN) has pioneered high-speed emergency notification services capable of reaching millions of citizens in minutes. ECN’s sophisticated network supports a web-based product suite featuring four major services: CodeRED® which enables local government officials to communicate time-sensitive, personalized messages via voice, email and text messaging; CodeRED Weather Warning™ which provides automated alerts to citizens in the path of severe weather just moments after a warning has been issued by the National Weather Service; My Daily Call™ for scheduling calls to check on at-risk individuals, including the elderly, infirm and latchkey kids; and CodeED® for use by school systems to improve communications with their communities. For more information, visit www.ecnetwork.com.