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SchoolSAFE Plans 3DTV Network Premiere for National Safe Schools Week

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SchoolSAFE Network combines the impact of 3D television with the power of two-way radio to make school safety a national priority.

LOS ANGELES--(Marketwire - May 9, 2011) - SchoolSAFE Communications (www.schoolsafecom.org) announced today that it will launch a 3D television campaign during National Safe Schools Week, October 16-22, 2011, as part of a comprehensive school safety network that includes two-way radio interaction during school emergencies.

SchoolSAFE has selected School Safety Partners (www.SchoolSafetyPartners.org) to produce the 3D campaign, which will use live action stereoscopic scenes and stereoscopic 3D animation. School Safety Partners will shoot and edit the programs in Los Angeles.

The SchoolSAFE Network is dedicated to all aspects of school safety -- prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. However, at its core, the network provides a unique technology that allows instant communications between all radio-equipped school staff and any first responders who may be called in to a school crisis. SchoolSAFE currently maintains a statewide interoperable communications network for schools in Colorado, and is implementing a communications management system for a national network.

According to SchoolSAFE, the 3DTV content will first be used for a public awareness campaign designed to honor teachers and school staff who provide a safe learning space for students. The campaign will show how schools today must plan for a broad range of incidents and emergencies including: active shooter, animal threat, blast, bomb threat, bus accident, chemical spill, earthquake, fire, flood, food contamination, gas odor, intruder, lightning, noncustodial parent, pandemic outbreak, power outage, sports injury, substance abuse, suicide threat, tornado, violent student, and winter storm.

SchoolSAFE will also use 3D video scenes to train schools in crisis response. By viewing brief 3D scenes, trainees can quickly experience a level of stress that will test their ability to take action. Within the SchoolSAFE Network, that action will likely involve interoperable communications with first responders.

The school safety technology supports broadly adopted standards for first responders, including the National Incident Management System, the Incident Command System, the National Emergency Communications Plan, and SAFECOM, the Federal platform for interoperable communications for public safety.

The SchoolSAFE Network infrastructure in Colorado was built with funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of the Army, and local public safety agencies.

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