02/03/2010
Kent State University Tuscarawas Chooses Lauren Innovations' NaviGate

New Philadelphia, OH (February, 2010) Kent State University at Tuscarawas, located in Tuscarawas County, has installed NaviGate, the critical information management system from Lauren Innovations. The university will use NaviGate for online access to safety and security information and response to incidents in emergency situations. Their focus is to enhance their emergency response procedures as well as their partnerships with local first responders.

Installation of System Enhances Safety and Emergency Response Plans and Procedures, Strengthens Partnerships with Local First Responders

New Philadelphia, OH (February, 2010) Kent State University at Tuscarawas, located in Tuscarawas County, has installed NaviGate, the critical information management system from Lauren Innovations. The university will use NaviGate for online access to safety and security information and response to incidents in emergency situations. Their focus is to enhance their emergency response procedures as well as their partnerships with local first responders.

"Since we were first introduced to NaviGate, we have been very interested in the efficiencies it has to offer," said Dr. Gregg L. Andrews, Dean of Kent State Tuscarawas. "We think Navigate has great potential for assisting in the handling of emergency response situations and in doing so, we anticipate it will enhance our partnerships with our local first responders and their ability to have immediate access to facilities and timely information." Shannon Bailey, Lead IT User Support Analyst, said, "NaviGate will help us utilize all of our resources in one easy-to-access online application designed to save time during critical incidents. Lauren Innovations has been extremely helpful to Kent State Tuscarawas during the customization of NaviGate to accommodate the needs of our campus. We appreciate their expertise during our set-up process. As we complete the project, we are discovering that NaviGate may be useful to us for more than just emergencies, but also day-to-day activities such as inventory processes and orientation with the university layout."

Said Bennett Fierman, PhD and president of Lauren Innovations, "The NaviGate Critical Information Management System connects organizations and their facilities with community first responders, providing them with vital information about the situation and the involved facility in an emergency incident. It is designed for first responders to collaborate on the creation of the safety plan, so they know what to expect and do before they even arrive at a scene. NaviGate not only lets an organization apply and update plans, policies and procedures, it also communicates an organization's critical information to the appropriate people. It allows for secure, instant online access to the information anytime, anywhere. Beyond the response functionality, the system also provides enhanced administrative and operational capabilities, including best practices, regulatory compliance, communications, and learning management."

Kent State University Tuscarawas is located in New Philadelphia, Ohio and offers 29 degrees at the associate, bachelor's and master degree levels. As part of Kent State University's eight-campus network, Kent State Tuscarawas offers all the resources of a major research university in a small college atmosphere. Approximately 2400 students pursue their college education at Kent State Tuscarawas because of its quality academic programs taught by a highly credentialed, student-centered faculty. Some of the fastest growing degree programs offered include justice studies, business, early childhood education, nursing, veterinary technology and computer design, animation and gaming. A 50,000-square-foot Science and Advanced Technology Center houses both credit and non-credit programs in science, nursing and workforce development. State-of-the-art laboratory equipment, modern technology and attractive facilities in the Center are a testament to the campus' commitment to its students, local business and the surrounding community.

NaviGate has been developed by Lauren Innovations to manage and apply the critical information any company or institution needs to effectively run and optimize their organization. From day-to-day operations and learning management to compliance and safety initiatives, NaviGate allows for secure, instant online access to the information anytime, anywhere. Navigate allows users to take immediate, focused action in a time of crisis. Based on its proven effectiveness, NaviGate has been designated as a qualified anti-terrorism technology by the US Department of Homeland Security.

Further, NaviGate facilitates and enhances regulatory compliance for any organization in any environment, including all corporate, market and governmental requirements. It communicates critical information to the appropriate personnel and provides online learning, training and testing to those on existing, new and changed information.

About Lauren Innovations

A member of the Lauren International family of businesses with over 40 years experience providing innovative solutions, superior products and exemplary customer service. Lauren International is headquartered in Ohio with locations throughout the US, Germany and England.

Lauren Innovations is dedicated to the development and enhancement of technologies and services that contribute to a safer, healthier and more secure world. Our strength is in our ability to be a dynamic provider of corporate applications and resources for health, wellness, safety and preparedness products and services. It is our culture to provide products, systems and services with integrity, responsibility to our staff, customers and the environment, and to strive for excellence in all that we provide.

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