Send Word Now and Siemens form strategic partnership

Companies to integrate software, mass notification solutions


NEW YORK, NY – October 28, 2008 – SWN Communications Inc., the leading provider of emergency notification and other on-demand alerting and response services, today announced that it had signed a multi-year agreement with Siemens Building Technologies, Inc., a provider of building controls, fire safety and security systems and solutions. The agreement involves the integration of Send Word Now software into Siemens premise-based fire safety mass notification product, Sygnal.

"We are extremely pleased to have begun this strategic relationship with Siemens Building Technologies," said Tony Schmitz, CEO of Send Word Now. "Helping companies to expand their current product offerings is in line with Send Word Now’s mission to help organizations transform the way that they solve everyday business problems for themselves and for their customers."

"Our Sygnal mass notification solution allows our customers to send targeted messages across a spectrum of communication devices to their constituents, whether they are in a single building, a campus environment or located across the country," said Terry Heath, Vice President and Division Head of Siemens Building Technologies. "By collaborating with Send Word Now, we enable communication to hundreds, or even hundreds of thousands, of people at speeds necessitated by the critical emergencies they face. We reach them inside, outside and at their side. As a result, they are safer and smarter about how they prepare for these events."