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Newburgh, NY Utilizes InformaCast to Prevent and Reduce Crime

Image courtesy of State Tech Magazine

InformaCast has been helping government personnel keep people safe since its inception. From national government agencies to smaller local government buildings, emergency notifications from InformaCast help share critical information during potentially dangerous situations. The city of Newburgh, NY deployed InformaCast in its City Hall, and State Tech Magazine highlighted their efforts in a recent article.

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The following passage was originally published as part of larger piece in State Tech Magazine on July 14, 2016.

With the Cisco UC system deployed, Newburgh’s IT team will now add Singlewire Software’s InformaCast IP paging and emergency notification features. The fire, public works and water departments are already using it; the police department and the city’s other first responders are next.

The software allows city officials to preprogram specific alerts — or send new messages on the fly — through their IP phones or computers. For example, the fire department has deployed an overhead paging system that enables fire officials to pick up a phone and broadcast announcements to every phone at headquarters, Kurcon says.

By the end of the summer, the IT department plans to preprogram specific alerts on speed dial. With the city’s previous system, the alarm company provided no details to police other than the fact that an employee pressed the silent alarm. The new system can provide greater event details, including the specifics of what’s happening as well as location information.

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Topics: Government, InformaCast, Emergency Notification

Protect Visitors with Easy Emergency Notification Opt-In

Visitor Notification from InformaCast

It’s important to protect the people that come to your facility everyday, but what if you could extend those security solutions to cover visitors?

Emergency notification for visitors from InformaCast allows administrators to create campaigns for individuals temporarily visiting their facilities, even if they do not have the InformaCast Mobile app. Visitors can register to receive notifications using a web browser or by texting a hashtag to a phone number (e.g. text #visitoralerts to XXX-XXX-XXXX). This makes it easy for people to sign up and stay informed while they’re visiting.

Apply to Any Industry

Regardless of what field you work in, InformaCast visitor notification is a powerful tool to enhance safety. It can be deployed across a variety of environments to protect and inform those who otherwise might not have access to critical information.

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Topics: InformaCast Mobile, Emergency Notification, visitor alerts

Singlewire Partner Wahsega Labs Wins 2016 Commercial Integrator BEST Award

Speaker Enhances Safety

Singlewire partner Wahsega Labs was recognized by Commercial Integrator magazine for its 2x2 Ceiling Speaker in the 2016 BEST Awards in the Telecom Infrastructure and Intercoms category. The drop-in ceiling tile speaker supports dual registration with InformaCast and SIP, utilizes Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), and includes classroom sound reinforcement functionality.  

This low-cost speaker functions as a two-way SIP intercom and receives broadcasts from Singlewire’s InformaCast Advanced Notification System. The InformaCast system automatically recognizes and registers the speaker, making commissioning quick and efficient.

This speaker also has the ability to drive a second, lower-cost Wahsega speaker via Cat5e or Cat6 cable, dramatically lowering installation costs on a per-classroom basis. The second classroom speaker independently performs all of the same functions as the first, and is powered by the main speaker, reducing wire home runs by half.

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Topics: Emergency Notification, Partnerships, Awards

NEWS: InformaCast Mobile Adds Location-Based Emergency Notifications

Select GPS-based areas of interest and boundary triggers

Singlewire Software, a leading mass notification service provider, releases location-based emergency notifications for InformaCast Mobile. The mobile app and web interface will now offer users the ability to select areas of interest and establish notification perimeters for designated locations.

“InformaCast Mobile continues to provide users with the latest innovations for emergency notification,” said Tim Green, vice president of software development for Singlewire Software. “These new features provide our users with a greater ability to monitor and share critical information.”

InformaCast Mobile users can select up to three static addresses. If an alert is sent to an area of interest that encompasses one or more of those addresses, the user will receive the alert.

Boundary triggers send notifications to users who have entered or left a particular area. In addition, InformaCast Mobile can send messages to anyone using the app within that area.

Learn how to use these new features in your industry

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Topics: InformaCast Mobile, What's New, In The News, Geo Location

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