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School Bells and Overhead Paging Keep Redlands Unified School District Schools Running

Redlands LogoThe Redlands Unified School District in California relies on InformaCast for their bells, paging, and alerts.

Singlewire Software, developer of innovative voice applications centered around secure, fast, and reliable mass notification, emergency communication, and overhead paging, today announced the release and publication of the case study, “Redlands Unified School District: Reliable School Bells and Overhead Paging.”

The case study features Redlands Unified School District (RUSD) in California. There are approximately 21,400 students and 1,600 staff in the district, which is comprised 16 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 3 comprehensive high schools, a continuation high school, an adult education high school, and district facilities.

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Topics: Case Studies, Press Release, InformaCast, ip paging, K-12, School Bell Software

Redlands Unified School District: Reliable School Bells and Overhead Paging

The Redlands Unified School District in California relies on InformaCast to keep their schools running

Redlands LogoThe Redlands Unified School District (RUSD) serves several diverse communities in Redlands, California. The district has 16 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 3 comprehensive high schools, a continuation high school, an adult education high school, and district facilities. There are approximately 21,400 students and 1,600 staff in the district.

 RUSD needed a bell, paging, and alert solution for their new high school and elementary school that was built with a one-wire Ethernet infrastructure.

“We needed a reliable, solid solution that would allow for bells and paging over the IP network,” says David Massaro, Coordinator of Technology Services at RUSD. Since RUSD is a large district that consists of several separate school buildings, they also needed to be able to communicate between locations across the district.

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Topics: Case Studies, Redlands, InformaCast, K-12, School Bell Software

Integrating Mass Notification with Fire Alarm Systems

fire alarm, mass notificationIncorporating mass notification into new fire alarm systems can help protect your campus from modern dangers.

In an emergency situation, panic can quickly turn into pandemonium when people are confused and frightened. Like shouting “fire!” in a crowded theater, outdated fire alarm systems that consist only of horns and strobes communicate the threat of imminent danger, but little other information.

Now the ‘theater’ is growing. Many organizations are expanding their campuses and adopting new technologies. People are starting to realize they need more security as the face of the modern emergency changes.

"If you had talked to most school folks 15 years ago, they would have never thought they needed a procedure to lockdown a school," Greg Jakubowski, principal and chief engineer for Fire Planning Associates, told Campus Safety magazine. "But now after these school shootings and other events, folks realize they need a procedure to lockdown the building. That requires a different type of alarm than the fire alarm box with all of the horns and strobes going off, which was all the systems were capable of doing when they were designed 20 years ago."

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Topics: campus emergency, Ouachita Baptist University, InformaCast, campus safety

Palomar College Tests InformaCast Emergency Notification System During Simulation

Palomar emergencynotification InformaCastPalomar College in San Marcos, California, recently tested their InformaCast emergency notification system as part of a campus shooting simulation to train local police.

Palomar uses InformaCast to broadcast messages over their phone speakers, and relies on it to send notifications during an emergency. Associated Student Government President Johnathan Farmer participated in the simulation and told UT San Diego that it made him feel confident in the security of the Palomar campus.

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Topics: campus emergency, News, InformaCast, Hi-Ed

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