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Demonstration of InformaCast's PushToTalk Feature

Singlewire Software’s PushToTalk is a walkie-talkie/intercom feature in InformaCast Advanced Notification designed to facilitate quick, easy, and immediate communication between multiple parties or on a one-to-one basis.

PushToTalk can be used to increase communication efficiency, reduce dependance on cellular walkie-talkies, and expand your organization's ability to add functionality to desktop Cisco IP phones.

Watch the video below to learn more about how PushToTalk works.


Hi folks, Tim Green with SingleWire Software. PushToTalk is an app that gives you the ability to do walkie-talkie or intercom sessions with Cisco wired and wireless- handsets and really the walkie-talkie sessions. Let's talk about those first. They're just what they sound like. Basically, I push the button, I talk, everybody else is listening. 
So, it's one to many -half duplex, again half duplex means one person talking, everybody else listening. Now when the person talking lets up their push to talk button anybody else in that push to talk group can then hit their button and- start talking. So really. Think about it like walkie-talkies we all used when we were kids. And again, it works with wireless handsets and also with the Cisco wired headset. 
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Topics: PushToTalk, InformaCast

6 Things You Should Do Now to Prepare for a School Emergency

School and district emergencies are not only frightening, but can also be extremely overwhelming for administrators. Administrators have responsibilities to keep their students and staff safe, make sure parents and others stay informed, and maintain the brand and reputation of their school or district. Things can quickly get out of control if you aren't prepared, and emotions can run high when the safety of staff and students is on the line.  

We’ve put together a resource to help you create an effective emergency response plan. Here are the top 6 things you should do to be prepared for an emergency in your school or district with input from Joe Donovan, President of The Donovan Group and expert in crisis prevention and response for K-12 schools and districts.

Listen to Joe Donovan's full podcast interview on iTunes 



1. Admit Your Shortfalls

As in any process, the hardest, but most important step is the first one - admitting your shortfalls. “That's really the most important thing, because it's difficult – especially for someone who has been a school leader or a school district leader in a district for some time – to admit that,” says Donovan. Before you take any other action, sit down with your team and take a frank, honest look at the way you’re currently doing things. If you think you’ll have trouble with this, then ask an unbiased third party to do it instead.

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Topics: school notification, InformaCast, InformaCast Advanced Notification, K-12, Emergency Notification, Joe Donovan

PODCAST: Text-to-Speech with InformaCast Advanced Notification

Learn more about Text-to-Speech (TTS) for InformaCast with Singlewire CTO Jerry Steinhauer.

Text-to-Speech (TTS) reads back the text in InformaCast text-only messages as audio. Use Text-to-Speech with InformaCast for sending emergency notification to your organization. Learn more at


Listen to this podcast via iTunes


We're here talking with Jerry Steinhauer CTO at Singlewire Software and Jerry, we're here to talk about text-to-speech. Can you tell us a little bit about what text-to-speech is and how it works?

Great, Brad.
Yeah, I'd love to. Glad to be talking to you today. So, our new text-to-speech offering runs on our virtual appliance only and it is repackaged software from a company called Cepstral. And Cepstral, if you haven't heard of them I'd like to tell you a little about our Cepstral partnership.

Cepstral has been doing text-to-speech in various different environments, embedded systems for years, and when we used to work on Windows, on our Windows product, we actually recommended some customers use Cepstral. And if you've seen one of our demos in our demo room, we demo for you is Cepstral text-to-speech.

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Topics: Jerry Steinhauer, InformaCast, InformaCast Advanced Notification, Podcast

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