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Singlewire Software Publishes Case Study Featuring Latin School of Chicago's Use of InformaCast for Emergency Notification

Latin School of Chicago uses InformaCast for sending school lockdown and weather alerts, locking electronic doors, and more

InformaCast LogoSinglewire 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.

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Topics: Machine-to-Machine, Case Studies, Video, Latin School of Chicago, Press Release, K-12, M2M, Emergency Notification

Message Confirmation with InformaCast

Learn more about how you can receive a message confirmation when you send out an InformaCast notification to a group of people in your organization. Watch the video below to get started.



So with the new message confirmation and acknowledgement feature in InformaCast, you can now give people who receive InformaCast broadcasts the ability to communicate back with you. So up until now, InformaCast has been really push, right, one way communication with the confirmation and acknowledgement feature of the people who receive these broadcasts, they cannot communicate back with a person who sent the broadcast so two use cases here.

The first is, you've got a patient in room 300 who needs help, you can use InformaCast to send a broadcast to all the nurses who are on shift at that point in time, and you can ask them to respond to that InformaCast broadcast and say yep, I'll take care of that patient. When they respond, InformaCast is going to send a second message out to that same team to let them know, that situation has been cared for. So that's the workflow use case of InformaCast in confirmation and acknowledgement.

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Topics: Video, Tim Green, Message Confirmation, InformaCast

Conference Call Feature of InformaCast

Learn more about how the Conference Call Plugin for InformaCast can be used in your organization to automatically invite managers to a conference call when an emergency event takes place.



With the new Conference Call Plugin from Singlewire, you can actually start a conference call with an InformaCast broadcast.

So why is that important? Well, with the InformaCast broadcast you're going to communicate with people, tell them what the emergency situation is, but at the same time you're going to automatically a call manager adhoc conference call and then automatically call people to join that call.

So the idea is this you have an emergency in your organization you use InformaCast to notify everybody what that emergency is, what they need to do to stay safe in that emergency, you start an InformaCast Conference Call plugin.

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Topics: Video, Tim Green, InformaCast, Implementation, Conference Call

VIDEO: InformaCast CallAware 2.0 Update

Learn more about how InformaCast can be used to monitor for numbers dialed within your organization, like 911, record the call, and send notification to on-site first responder. 



CallAware, it's job is to monitor dialed numbers, and everybody uses it to watch for 911 calls being placed. So we've added a really new feature with CallAware 2.0 where you can now record those emergency calls.

So here's the setup. Somebody in your organization places a emergency call. "Emergency call was made from Brett Rimkus, Madison office at Eleven twenty-one and seven seconds AM of August 23, 2012."

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Topics: Video, Tim Green, Implementation, CallAware

InformaCast Virtual Appliance

Learn more about the InformaCast Virtual Appliance and how it can help simplify deployment and maintenance of emergency notification and overhead paging in your organization by watching the video below.



Next I would like to talk to you about our new InformaCast Virtual Appliance.

Now, as you may know, we have been able to run InformaCast in virtual environments for quite a while. We've taken that to the next step where we're now offering an InformaCast VMware virtual appliance.

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Topics: Video, Tim Green, InformaCast, Virtual Appliance

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