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Deliver Emergency Communications Inside Classrooms When It Counts

Awareness When Class is in Session

In today’s world, the best way to reach people seems to be on their mobile device. It’s a direct line of communication that most people carry with them at all times. However, in some instances, people do not have access to their mobile device, hindering the spread of information during an emergency.

For example, on a college campus, a student is on the way to class and receives a text messages alerting them to an emergency occurring on campus. He or she proceeds to class, but is unable to access a mobile device while class is in session. Similarly, the professor, who is moving ahead with instruction, is unlikely to access their mobile device during class. This means no one is receiving updates regarding the ongoing situation. They don’t know if it’s safe to leave the classroom or if they should lock the door. This inability to reach people can cause unneeded stress for students, and even incur unnecessary risk.  

That’s why it is important to utilize communication channels beyond mobile calls or SMS text messages to reach people on campus with updated information. During emergencies, high volume can result in cellular carrier congestion that impacts mass notification providers. Sending to on-premises devices ensures the intended recipients will receive the message faster than only using mobile.

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Topics: emergency communication, Higher Education

HR Technology Conference Features Latest Business Solutions

New Tech for HR

Next week, Singlewire Software will be on-hand for the HR Technology Conference and Expo in Chicago. The event is the world’s biggest conference for HR technology and focuses on the business processes and organizational successes technology enables.

The conference will cover the latest HR trends, including SaaS, cloud technology, social media, mobile, analytics, video, gamification, big data and MOOCs. It will also feature traditional technologies and processes that are still in use. 

Senior executives from leading organizations will deliver sessions that offer real-world lessons and practical takeaways. The full presenter database is available here. These sessions, coupled with the latest vendor solutions available on the Expo floor, provide an ideal learning opportunity about the latest HR technology trends.

The conference has a wide variety of resources available to help prepare for the event. Check out the official blog, or follow the conference on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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Topics: notification software, Conferences, HR

NEWS: Regroup and Singlewire Partner for Advanced Notification Solution

Utilize an Integrated Notification Solution

Regroup Mass Notification, the award-winning provider of emergency and day-to- day communication solutions, and Singlewire Software, a leading mass notification technology developer, announce a partnership to provide mutual clients with an integrated notification solution powered by Regroup and Singlewire’s InformaCast system.

Through an advanced API Integration, Regroup and InformaCast notifications — as well as groups and other settings — can now be managed from a single system, facilitating real-time, advanced alerting.

“We [at Regroup] want our clients to have the most reliable, easy-to-use and robust mass notification system on the market,” said Joe DiPasquale, CEO of Regroup. “This new partnership will allow our respective companies to offer an integrated solution that will take their mass notification experience to a higher level, giving them even more ways to deliver a message.”

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Topics: Emergency Notification, Partnerships, Regroup

Enhance K-12 School Security with Cisco and InformaCast

Combined Solutions Provide Added Security

Cisco and InformaCast provide K-12 schools with a powerful, easy-to-use emergency notification system. Real-time video, panic buttons and messages to police radios can all be configured to ensure rapid response times and informed decision making.

During this year’s Cisco Live event, Kevin Holcomb, Technical Marketing Engineer for Cisco, recorded several videos demonstrating how K-12 schools can enhance security with Cisco and InformaCast. With emergency notifications that can be sent in multiple formats to devices that include mobile devices, video displays and more, InformaCast helps schools maximize the potential of their Cisco phones. 

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Topics: Cisco, InformaCast, K-12

Sending Emergency Notifications to Police Radios with InformaCast

This is the final entry in a three-part series highlighting how Cisco phones and InformaCast work together to improve school safety. Read parts one and two.

Communicate Directly with Police

When an emergency occurs, schools depend on a quick police response to help manage the situation. Schools need tools that communicate directly with law enforcement officials to efficiently request assistance.

Local police often donate a radio to schools to provide a direct line of contact. As Kevin Holcomb, Technical Marketing Engineer for Cisco, explains in this video, Cisco and InformaCast help school officials reach law enforcement quickly during a crisis.

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Topics: InformaCast, K-12, Emergency Notification

Create Panic Buttons to Send Emergency Notifications in Schools

This is part two in a three-part series highlighting how Cisco phones and InformaCast work together to improve school safety. Read part one here and look for part three next week.

Protect Every Classroom

An incident can occur in any part of the school. It’s important to have tools in place for teachers to easily ask for assistance when they need it. Schools that use Cisco phones can utilize InformaCast to configure panic buttons that can be displayed as speed dials.

During Cisco Live 2016, Kevin Holcomb, Technical Marketing Engineer for Cisco, recorded a video demonstrating how this functionality provides critical information that helps administrators make informed decisions during a crisis.

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Topics: K-12, Emergency Notification

Secure School Building Access and Emergency Notification

This post is the first in a three-part series highlighting how Cisco phones and InformaCast work together to improve school safety. Look for parts two and three in the coming weeks. 

Leverage Video in Real-Time

Security is top of mind for K-12 schools, and Cisco phones with InformaCast help provide added real-time security benefits to existing solutions. InformaCast helps translate data from devices like intercoms into easy-to-read messages on Cisco desk phones and can connect to other security tools such as surveillance cameras.

As Kevin Holcomb, Technical Marketing Engineer for Cisco, discusses in this video filmed during Cisco Live 2016, Cisco and InformaCast work together to protect school entryways from unwanted visitors.

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Topics: Cisco, K-12, Emergency Notification, School safety

ASIS 2016 Features the Latest Security Offerings

Enhance Employee Safety

From September 12-15, Singlewire Software will be in Orlando exhibiting at ASIS 2016. This year’s seminar and exhibition will bring together 20,000 security professionals from around the world to share innovations and ideas related to the data protection and infrastructure, loss prevention, cybersecurity and employee safety.

If you’re attending, be sure to download the official mobile app. This will help you stay organized by having all the information you need at your fingertips, and the ability to build your own schedule to make sure you don’t miss any events. It also offers an easy means to download materials from presenters, so you can bring what you learn back to your organization.

Speakers, Exhibits and More

With hundreds of sessions available, attendees can learn from experts who are sharing their knowledge to help improve safety and security. There are a wide range of topics available. Plan your conference schedule by reviewing the complete sessions’ list.

The conference draws attendees from all over the country and there are numerous opportunities to meet others and learn from their experiences. Luncheons, a golf outing and evening activities will be held throughout the show. Read the full schedule of networking events to learn more.

The exhibition hall features hundreds of products, services and professionals sharing the latest strategies and tools for safety and security. Review the exhibitor list before you head to Orlando to plan your stops. 

Check out the official ASIS 2016 website to see the full list of events.  

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Topics: InformaCast, Emergency Notification, ASIS

Healthcare Facility Simplifies Paging with InformaCast

Keep Key Personnel Informed

Safety and security is important for any organization, but InformaCast customers use our mass notification software to keep personnel informed about all kinds of events. Aspirus in northern Wisconsin deploys InformaCast across its facilities to standardize paging procedures. This has led to faster response times since staff only need to press a button on their Cisco phones to initiate a message.

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At Aspirus, InformaCast is used for Critical Code Blue paging. The staff at Aspirus is sensitive to the stress families endure when loved ones go in for surgery. Under the previous paging system, messages were heard throughout the whole hospital. But with InformaCast, staff can be more selective about where the message is heard. That means medical personnel are informed without causing unneeded stress for families. 

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Topics: InformaCast, Overhead Paging, healthcare

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