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Paging Gateway Updates Feature Optimized Operating System

Easily Deploy Multicast Audio Streaming Across a WAN

The Singlewire Paging Gateway gives InformaCast users the ability to send audio across a wide area network (WAN) without the need to route multicast across it. The latest Paging Gateway update, version 1.2.1, offers multiple enhancements to improve users’ broadcasting experience, including:

  • Updated operating system that includes a new kernel and updated versions of all associated utilities.
  • A new command-line interface for easier network management and troubleshooting.
  • Faster data writes for configuration changes now written shortly after submission, which improves reliability. 
  • Upgrade your Paging Gateways across the network from your InformaCast server.
  • Release verification confirms new software originated from Singlewire before loading or starting it to increase reliability.

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Topics: paging gateway, InformaCast, Emergency Notification

5 Tips to Get the Most Out of ASIS New York

Engage with Thought Leaders and Identify New Trends

ASIS International is a leading global community of security practitioners, each of whom has a role in the protection of assets, such as people, property or information. On April 27 and 28, members of that community will gather for ASIS New York, an annual conference and exhibition.

The conference features a wide array of opportunities, including special guest speakers, educational sessions, an exhibition hall and networking events. With so much to do, and only two days to do, we’ve put together five tips to make sure you get the most out of your conference experience.

5 Tips for ASIS New York

  1. Join the conversation by tweeting using #ASISNYC16
  2. Plan out your expo stops ahead of time using the show floor map
  3. Attending educational sessions to learn about the latest trends
  4. Hear from the Secretary of Homeland Security at the “Person of the Year” luncheon
  5. Download the mobile app to stay organized and receive up-to-the-minute information

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Topics: InforamCast, ASIS, Conferences

Preparing Your Business for Active Shooter Scenarios

Strong Emergency Action Plans Include Emergency Notifications

People are a business’s most valuable resource. When an emergency situation unfolds, business leaders need to have a plan in place to keep their employee’s safe. A recent white paper from Neckerman Insurance Services outlines best practices businesses should take to prepare for an active shooter scenario, including how to develop an emergency action plan (EAP).

One of the key components is utilizing an emergency notification system, such as InformaCast from Singlewire Software, to alert various parties of an emergency. These systems can help notify personnel quickly, including:

  • Individuals at remote locations within premises
  • Local law enforcement
  • Local area hospitals

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Topics: Whitepaper, Emergency Notification, Active Shooter

National Weather Service Puts a Cap on Caps

Mixed-case Font will be the New Standard for Alerts

“IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.”

That’s how a report from the National Weather Service would typically read from Mr. Roger’s neck of the woods. But beginning May 11, the National Weather Service will officially, “…STOP YELLING AT YOU.”

If you use the InformaCast Inbound CAP plugin, you’re probably familiar with the National Weather Service’s affinity for all-caps announcements. According to The Atlantic, while today’s forecasts are typed on computers, the all-caps format ties back to the days when an older infrastructure system used teletype machines that could only transmit in all caps. 

Now, after 20 years, the phase-out of the old technology is complete, and when the new system is rolled out on May 11, mixed-case will be the new standard for forecasts. However, all caps will still be used in emergency situations, such as tornadoes. 

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Topics: Emergency Notification, CAP, Weather Notification

Emergency Notifications Become Integral Part of IoT

Emergency Notifications Become Integral Part of IoT

Number of Connected Devices Grows, As Does Need for Alerts

A recent article from asmag.com noted that there are currently 6.4 billion connected things in use worldwide. That number is up 30 percent from 2015 and is expected to grow to 20.8 billion by 2020. The outlet spoke with Pat Scheckel, VP of Business Development at Singlewire to discuss the impact this increasing connectivity has on emergency notifications.

The following story was originally published on April 1, 2016 by asmag.com

The Internet of Things (IoT) is gaining importance, as Gartner forecasts that 6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30 percent from 2015, and will reach 20.8 billion by 2020. When the IoT concept is applied to emergency notification systems, it performs wonders for end users who can receive emergency signals from various devices/sensors and then alert all relevant people of the event immediately.

Singlewire Connects and Informs with InformaCast

One company that leverages the advantages of IoT is Singlewire Software, provider of InformaCast, an IP-based emergency notification solution that connects with a wide range of endpoint devices, including mobile phones, landlines, computer desktops, overhead paging systems (analog and IP), Cisco IP phones, digital signage, Twitter, and other instant messaging platforms. 

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Topics: InformaCast, Emergency Notification, Internet of Things, In The News

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