SPRINGFIELD, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 9, 2016--
Inc. today announced that the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in
Winter Haven, Fla., has selected its critical
alerting solution to enhance emergency communications among first
responders and other employees. The new solution will allow county staff
to quickly and reliably reach emergency responders, the sheriff’s
office, and specialized teams such as SWAT and underwater search and
“We wanted a new solution that we could count on for dependability and
flexibility,” said a representative from the Polk County Sheriff's
Office IT division. A top consideration was swift communication with
teams: “We were interested in having the ability to reach customized
groups, either via email or text, and the Spok® solution makes that very
As the fourth largest county in Florida, with more than 2,000 square
miles including 550 lakes, Polk County needed a critical communications
system that could handle a variety of demands and reach mobile staff
members in a number of ways. Spok’s critical alerting solution, with its
robust, flexible design and ease of use with a range of communication
devices, more than fit the organization’s needs.
“The Spok solution consistently performs well and has greatly enhanced
our response capabilities,” said the representative. Some of the
important benefits include the ability to speed response to emergency
situations with well-coordinated mobile communications, to connect
alerts to mobile devices for efficient staff notifications, and provide
a full audit trail with date and time stamps to retrace steps.
With the Spok solution, reaching mobile team members quickly can improve
overall workflow and staff productivity. Fast delivery of important
alerts to the people who can act on them provides a safer community and
a safer working environment for responders.
Spok, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Spok
Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPOK), headquartered in Springfield, Va., is
proud to be a leader in critical communications for healthcare,
government, public safety, and other industries. We deliver smart,
reliable solutions to help protect the health, well-being, and safety of
people around the globe. Organizations worldwide rely on Spok for
workflow improvement, secure texting, paging services, contact center
optimization, and public safety response. When communications matter,
Spok delivers. Visit us at spok.com or
find us on Twitter @Spoktweets.
Spok is a trademark of Spok Holdings, Inc.
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Jill Asby, 952-230-5363