Inova Solutions of Charlottesville, Virginia, has upgraded its visual mass notification system to offer e-mail-based message delivery, audible tones to complement visual messages, and a synchronized timekeeping function. The OnAlert system provides campuswide mass notification by broadcasting messages on LED displays. Authorized campus safety personnel simply send a concise e-mail to designated e-mail addresses. The body of the message then scrolls across multiple power over Ethernet message boards. The new audible-tone feature draws attention to the messages. When not in use for an emergency, message boards display the time and date. The alert system can be configured to work with other e-mail and SMS/text messaging systems.