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Singlewire Software Announces the Release of the Singlewire Paging Gateway for Deploying InformaCast® Across a WAN (Wide Area Network)

The Singlewire Paging Gateway™ provides InformaCast users with more options for deploying mass notification and overhead paging to remote locations when multicast is not supported.


Singlewire Software, LLC, (www.singlewire.com) today announced the release of the Paging Gateway, a solution designed to allow InformaCast’s® audio broadcasts across a network that does not/cannot support multicast traffic on the IP data network.

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Topics: paging gateway, unicast, Press Release, Multicast

Create Paging Zones with InformaCast and IP Speakers

Choose the IP speakers you want to send a message to when you deploy Singlewire’s InformaCast throughout your organization.

One of the biggest advantages of choosing IP speakers over traditional analog speakers is the zoning capabilities that come with each device you install. Every IP speaker is a PoE (power over ethernet) device that has its own IP address giving you the power to send an InformaCast broadcast to a single speaker, a small group of speakers, or all your speakers at once.

You could page potentially to one individual IP Speaker, or to all devices, or any mix and match in between there. Using InformaCast you can create predefined paging groups for the groups of speakers you send messages to regularly.

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Topics: ip speakers, InformaCast, emergency communication, ip paging, mass notification

Singlewire Software and Valcom to Provide PoE (Power over Ethernet) Analog Clock with Talkback Speaker for use with InformaCast

Valcom clock/speaker device addresses demand in K-12 schools for an IP-based device featuring an analog clock face.


Singlewire Software, LLC, (www.singlewire.com), and Valcom (www.valcom.com) today announced the release of an InformaCast compatible analog clock/talkback speaker. The new analog clock/talkback speaker is a PoE (Power over Ethernet) device that provides audio and time synchronization via InformaCast and the IP data network. The clock-speaker pairing comes with a faceplate and options for recessed or surface wall mounting.

“K-12 customers have repeatedly asked us for this combination, because they want to blend the look of the traditional clock face with the IP speaker on the network. This approach still gives them the ability to connect to InformaCast, the industry-leading mass notification and bell scheduling solution” states Pat Scheckel, vice president of business development for Singlewire Software.

“We are pleased to be extending our offering of InformaCast compatible audio endpoints and answering the call we’ve heard from our customers for this analog clock and IP speaker product,” states John Mason, President of Valcom, Inc.

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Topics: ip speakers, Valcom, Press Release

Benefit from the InformaCast Bell Scheduler

k-12 studentInformaCast is a worldwide leader in the development of software for mass notification and overhead paging. But did you know that one of InformaCast’s main components is the Bell Scheduler for managing passing bells for schools and shift changes for business?

Specifically designed to simplify the management of passing ball schedules in one school or an entire district; the InformaCast Bell Scheduler can also be used to manage any bells, tones, or messages that reoccur or can be scheduled ahead of time.

How the Bell Scheduler Works
The Bell Scheduler uses the same password protected web interface as the InformaCast application and can simply be used as another feature of the software without any additional equipment or installation. This InformaCast feature uses a simple calendar system, allowing an administrator to schedule bell ring times for an entire year as well as make changes throughout the year when special situations arise.
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Topics: InformaCast, ip paging, mass notification, K-12, School Bell Software

Easily Control the Volume of Your IP Speakers

Deploying Singlewire’s InformaCast with IP speakers throughout your organization, gives you finer control of the volume of your overhead paging messages.The InformaCast broadcast software centrally controls the volume of the messages sent to IP phones and speakers. With traditional analog speakers changing the volume is a complicated chore, requiring some to manually change the volume on each individual speaker.

“Traditionally in analog systems, people were climbing up into the  ceiling, taking a screwdriver,  and adjusting something called a TAP to turn the volume up or down which  is time consuming,” explains Brad Jungemann a Technical Architect at Singlewire Software.  Facilities and maintenance, it takes them a lot of time to manage that.”

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Topics: ip speakers, InformaCast, emergency communication, ip paging, mass notification

Singlewire Announces New Outbound Email Plugin for Use with InformaCast

The new Singlewire Outbound Email plugin allows users of InformaCast to send email to people or groups within your organization.

Singlewire Software (http://www.singlewire.com), developer of innovative voice applications centered around secure, fast, and reliable mass notification, today announced the release of the new Singlewire Outbound Email plugin for InformaCast Advanced Notification.

Singlewire InformaCast is a full-featured, network-based mass notification, emergency communication, and overhead paging system that allows users to simultaneously send an audio and/or text message to a variety of endpoints including IP speakers, Cisco IP phones, overhead paging systems, computer desktops, digital signage, SMS text, social media sites, and more. When configured with the Outbound Email plugin, you can expand the reach of an InformaCast broadcast.

The InformaCast Outbound Email plugin is used for sending email notification from InformaCast to any email address or distribution list established within an organization. Text from the InformaCast message will appear in the subject and body of an email, and an audio file can be attached as well.

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Topics: InformaCast, mass notification, Plugins

Consider Installing InformaCast Compliant IP Speakers


IP speakers allow organizations to leverage their IP network for delivering overhead paging announcements.
And as the list of IP speakers compatible with Singlewire’s InformaCast expands, there are more and more features available that allow you to do so much more with IP speakers than just sending a basic overhead page. These features allow you more control and options when it comes to sending your overhead messages than you get with tradition analog speakers.  Here is a list of features now available on some of Singlewire’s supported IP speaker models*:
  • LED Displays: Many of our supported speakers now feature LED displays that allows you to display the time, add scrolling text to your messages and some can even be used as a countdown timer.
  • Indoor and Outdoor Options: Singlewire IP speaker vendors offer different models that are appropriate for indoor or outdoor settings.
  • Scrolling Text: Scrolling text allows you to send text along with your message to the IP speakers. With InformaCast you can control the speed of the text and how many times the message scrolls through.
  • Intercom features: Many models feature intercom features that allow for two way talking / paging.
  • Zoning: Each IP speaker has its own IP address giving you the power to send an InformaCast broadcast to a single speaker, a small group of speakers, or all your speakers at once.
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Topics: ip speakers, InformaCast, emergency communication, ip paging, mass notification

Singlewire Software and Barix Align to Provide Solutions for Overhead Paging, Mass Notification, and Physical Security

Singlewire Software, LLC, (www.singlewire.com), developer of innovative voice applications centered around secure, fast, and reliable mass notification, today announced integration with Barix (www.barix.com), developer of IP-based audio, control, monitoring and automation devices, for providing InformaCast-compliant notification with Exstreamer IP audio decoders and Barionet contact closure interfaces.

Singlewire InformaCast is a full-featured, network-based mass notificationemergency communication, and overhead paging system that allows users to simultaneously send an audio and/or text message to a variety of endpoints including IP speakers, Cisco IP phones, overhead paging systems, computer desktops, digital signage, SMS text, social media sites, and more. InformaCast can also be used to send bell tones for passing bells in K-12 schools and shift changes in manufacturing environments.

Barix Exstreamer and Barionet devices allow integration and alarm triggers to and from real-world interfaces such as loudspeakers, PA systems, relays, horns, contact closures, push buttons, and displays. The devices are open-standards-compliant, intelligent IP I/O controllers that directly interface to common electrical interfaces, providing options for two-way audio support and tighter integration to loudspeakers.

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Topics: Contact Closures, Barix, Press Release, InformaCast

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