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IP Overhead Paging : What it is and How it Works

IP paging lets you take advantage of your existing network infrastructure by giving you the ability to send audio and/or text announcements right across your network, even if your network extends to multiple buildings or campuses.

With IP paging you can reach everyone in your network with a single message.





IP paging is using your network infrastructure to take advantage of the ability to send audio announcements or potentially even text announcements across your network. So wherever your network extends to, we can send IP pages to these different devices. So we're not limited by a facility. We're really just at the mercy of the network and as far as the network extends to be able to push information out.

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Topics: InformaCast, ip paging, notification software

Patient Elopement: Identify and Control Wandering Triggers

This blog post is part of a series focusing on the issue of patient elopement and wander-risk residents in hospitals and healthcare facilities

patient elopement wandering risk patientOne of the most challenging characteristics of dementia-related wandering is that it can be brought on by specific environmental triggers. Thus, it is centrally important for healthcare facilities with patients who are at risk to implement measures designed to reduce or eliminate the presence of these triggers.

Constant foot traffic, activity, and noise are known wandering triggers, as these distract, confuse, and irritate dementia patients, who will then wander off in search of quiet. Also, limit or eliminate the patient’s exposure to what clinicians call "exit cues." Basically, an exit cue is anything that signals to the patient that an exit is nearby; these include elevators, escalators, staircases and, of course, doors.

Researchers have also found a relationship between wandering and visual cues related to the world outside the care facility, which include shoes, regular clothing, motorized vehicles, and suitcases. Also, because some dementia patients end up wandering off when they were initially on their way to the bathroom and forgot what they were doing, clinic and hospital staff should also ensure that bathrooms are highly visible and easily accessible.
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Topics: campus safety, healthcare, patient elopement

School Bell Software: Easily Schedule Your School Bells

Easily schdule your school bells with InformaCast.

Updating your school bells shouldn't be an exhausting task. Making changes to your bell schedule should be as easy as the click of a button. In this pod cast, Brad Jungemann from Singlewire explains just how simple changing your bell schedule can be with InformaCast.


Something frequent we hear from schools is the old system was so difficult to manage that we just let the bell tones go for years and we haven't touched them. The ability to control those again and, you know, how often have you heard that your kids are outside of school, they're on holiday break and their bell tones still ring at their school?

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Topics: K-12, School Bell Software

Patient Elopement: Correctly Supervise At-Risk / Wander-Risk Patients

This blog post is part of a series focusing on the issue of patient elopement and wander-risk residents in hospitals and healthcare facilities

patient elopement wander risk issueIf, after a careful and complete evaluation, a patient is deemed to be a wandering risk, it is incumbent upon hospital staff to supervise the patient properly. There are numerous supervision techniques that can be used on dementia patients to inhibit them from wandering. First, and most importantly, the patient should never be left unsupervised while he or she is awaiting any type of medical treatment or test.

If the patient is going to remain in the hospital or care facility for an extended period of time, careful thought should be given to room placement. In general, it is best for patients with a risk of wandering to be placed in rooms that are located in areas with high staff traffic, and it is ideal if the patient’s only route out of the facility forces him or her to walk past a nurse’s desk or supervisory station.
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Topics: campus safety, healthcare, AeroScout, patient elopement

School Bell Systems - 5 Resources for School Bell Wav Files

school bell software systemInformaCast simplifies your school bell system allowing you to make quick changes to your schedules in a simple web portal and customize the bell tones heard throughout your district.

Here are five websites, where you can find school bell wav files to use with InformaCast.
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Topics: mass notification, K-12, School Bell Software, campus safety, Overhead Paging

Cisco Paging - Software for Sending an Overhead Page

Turn your Cisco phone network into a robust mass notification system with InformaCast.

Singlewire Software’s InformaCast IP Broadcasting Solution (for Windows or virtualized environments) revolutionizes organization-wide communication by allowing you to simultaneously send an audio stream and text message to variety of endpoints including IP speakers, Cisco IP phones, overhead paging systems, computer desktops, digital signage, social media sites, and more. With the push of a single button on a phone or a single click from a PC, you can send a live, recorded, or scheduled message to one or more paging groups.

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Topics: Cisco, ip paging, ip phones, Overhead Paging

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