Latin School of Chicago uses InformaCast for sending school lockdown and weather alerts, locking electronic doors, and more
Singlewire Software, developer of innovative applications centered around fast and reliable emergency notification, today announced the release and publication of the case study, “Latin School of Chicago: Coordinated Notifications and Lockdown.”
The case study features Latin School of Chicago, a private K-12 school located in the heart of the city. The school, which was founded in 1888, is an established part of the community and has ties with several local organizations.
Latin School of Chicago implemented InformaCast to immediately alert staff and students in the event of an emergency. With the touch of a button, the system can send text and audio notifications to all of the school's Cisco IP phones and broadcast audio to overhead speakers in the school's multi-building campus. Administrators also receive automatic email notifications whenever an emergency message goes out, which helps staff members respond faster. InformaCast also integrates with the school's automatic/electronic door lock system to remotely lock doors in the event of a shelter-in-place emergency.
"Here at the school, we have a lot of different technology systems, and one of our challenges is tying them together," states Shandor Simon, director of information technology at Latin School of Chicago. "InformaCast is really the glue for our notification; it can pull email, our phone system, our speaker system, our visual security system, our [automatic/electronic door] locks, and make it all work together."
Video and written versions of the case study can be viewed and downloaded by visiting www.singlewire.com/latin.
Singlewire InformaCast is a full-featured, network-based, mass notification, emergency communication, and IP phone paging system. It allows users to simultaneously send an audio and/or text messages to a variety of endpoints, including IP speakers, Cisco IP phones, overhead paging systems, computer desktops, digital signage, SMS text, social media sites, iOS/Android devices, and more.
About Singlewire Software
Singlewire Software, based in Madison, Wis., develops innovative software centered around fast and reliable emergency notification capabilities. Our main offerings include: InformaCast, InformaCast Mobile, PushToTalk, and RemotePhoneControl. Over 5,000 organizations in 50+ countries have implemented InformaCast as their emergency notification and IP phone paging system. It is deployed as a virtual appliance and can be purchased as either a perpetual or a subscription-based license from any registered Singlewire partner, through Cisco’s Solutions Plus program or directly from Singlewire. To learn more, please visit www.singlewire.com/informacast.