The Washington County (Utah) Department Emergency Services has selected as its emergency notification system the Communicator! NXT from Dialogic Communications Corp. The system will be implemented within 60 to 90 days.

The Communicator! NXT and the map-driven GeoCast Web use telephone lines and infrastructure inside the county's St. George facility to deliver notifications throughout the department and across more than 2,500 square miles. Officials will also be able to offload communications to DCC's remote hosting center, providing them additional calling capacity and full redundancy of the two systems if needed. An inbound "bulletin board" will give local residents automated, 24/7 access to other information, including status updates, by simply dialing a specific telephone number.