InformaCast Fusion 1st Nomination in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program

With InformaCast alert software from Singlewire, they connect people when and where it matters. When an emergency occurs, the mass notification system helps keep people safe and informed, everywhere, every time. 
With InformaCast alert software from Singlewire, they connect people when and where it matters. When an emergency occurs, the mass notification system helps keep people safe and informed, everywhere, every time. 

Singlewire Software, a leading mass notification technology developer recognized in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program Winner, is pleased to announce the company’s InformaCast Fusion hybrid cloud notification platform has been nominated to compete in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Program.

InformaCast Fusion, a powerful mass notification system, helps organizations reach on-premises and mobile devices through a single web interface.

It provides better speed and reach than more common mass SMS text messaging service because it can deliver to an entire ecosystem of devices including mobile phones, desk phones, desktop computers, digital signage, overhead paging systems, and IP speakers.

It allows users to define groups which can include law enforcement, first responders and emergency services so they receive an alert that an emergency is taking place at the time as the rest of an organization.

InformaCast Fusion includes 911 CallAware which triggers an alert anytime 911 is called within a building.

The alert can include the name of the device that dialed 911.

This helps administrators provide better directions to first responders when they arrive.

(InformaCast Fusion is a hybrid cloud notification platform for reaching people wherever they are with text, audio, and images. Courtesy of Singlewire Software and YouTube. Posted on Apr 5, 2017.)

911 ALERTING – CALLAWARE

CallAware® for InformaCast® monitors the calls that come into Communications Manager.

When a call is made to a number that CallAware has been configured to monitor (e.g. 911), the call recording software will record it and trigger a text/audio mass notification to any supported InformaCast device (IP phones, analog/IP speakers, desktops, etc.)

InformaCast helps extend the reach of communications tools already in place, reducing costs and saving time.
InformaCast helps extend the reach of communications tools already in place, reducing costs and saving time.

For example, the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District (MCPASD) is a large district located in a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin, serves approximately 7,000 students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12.

The district includes 10 school facilities and three non-school facilities, and is geographically dispersed across eight municipalities, three law enforcement agencies, two fire department districts, and two EMS agencies.

Singlewire’s InformaCast mass notification software allowed MCPASD to create a centralized, easy-to-use system for targeted communication.

Additionally, the system allows MCPASD administrators and staff to lock down their schools, send an emergency notification to key staff when 911 is dialed, call for assistance from classrooms, send district-wide weather alerts, and provide extra protection for their receptionists.

InformaCast also helps the district streamline their operations, schedule bells, and coordinate communication through advanced paging capabilities.

(To learn more about how Middleton Cross Plains Area School District uses InformaCast Fusion. Courtesy of Singewire Software and YouTube. Posted on Jul 14, 2017.)

BENEFITS

  • Speeds up emergency response, improving chances of a positive outcome.
  • Provides important information about the nature and location of the emergency, so people responding to the emergency can make informed choices.
  • Enhances your organization’s safety plan.
  • Logs/tracks errant emergency calls.

FUNCTIONALITY

  • Monitors call occurrences
  • Notifies staff that a call has occurred
  • Relays information about who placed the call, where it was placed, and at what time.
  • Records the call
  • Triggers follow-up events through contact closures, such as locked doors or intercom sessions

ANY-TO-ANY NOTIFICATION

In addition to 911 alerts, InformaCast can integrate with police radios.

Users can configure buttons on their phones that automatically send messages over police radio frequencies.

Messages can include a request for assistance, the name of the school and its address speeding up the response time.

With a wide variety of notification, customization, and delivery options, InformaCast Fusion helps keep people safe, everywhere, every time.

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As a 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program Competitor, Singlewire Software will be competing against the industry’s leading providers of Innovative Mass Notification Solutions.

Good luck to InformaCast Fusion on becoming a Winner of the 2019 American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program!

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.

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Audio Analytics Disaster Preparedness ID Management
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Don’t see a Direct Hit for your Product, Agency or Organization?

Submit your category recommendation for consideration to Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at: mmadsen@americansecuritytoday.com.

Singlewire Software Takes Platinum in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

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2018 ASTORS Bronze

  • Best Mass Notification System-Application

  • InformaCast Fusion

 

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit and intelligence to end users in a variety of government, homeland security and public safety vertical markets.

The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program drew an overwhelming response from industry leaders with a record high number of corporate and government nominations received, as well as record breaking ‘ASTORS’ Presentation Luncheon Attendees, with top firms trying to register for the exclusive high – end luncheon and networking opportunity – right up to the event kickoff on Wednesday afternoon, at the ISC East registration!

Over 130 distinguished guests representing National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms, gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included:

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  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The Federal Protective Service (FPS)
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The Department of Justice
  • The Security Exchange Commission Office of Personnel Management
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Viasat, Hanwha Techwin, Lenel, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Verint, Canon U.S.A., BriefCam, Pivot3, Milestone Systems, Allied Universal, Ameristar Perimeter Security and More!

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition, and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.

The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program was Proudly Sponsored by ATI SystemsAttivo NetworksAutomatic SystemsDesktop Alertand Royal Holdings Technologies.

2018 Champions Edition

See the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Champions Edition – ‘Best Products of 2018 ‘ Year in Review’ for in-depth coverage of the outstanding products and services of firms receiving American Security Today’s 2018‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards.’

Nominations for the AST 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program will officially open as of January 1st, 2019 at americansecuritytoday.com.

Enter Early to Maximize Media Coverage of your Products and Services at Kickoff, and Get the Recognition Your Organization Deserves!

And be sure to Register Early for the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at ISC East 2019 to ensure your place at this limited- space event!

2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East
2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East

Why the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program?

American Security Today’s comprehensive Annual Homeland Security Awards Program is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of physical, IT, port security, law enforcement, and first responders, in acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

Why American Security Today?

American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 70,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.

The old traditional security marketplace has been covered by a host of security publications that have changed little over many years.

American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that provides our readers with solutions to their challenges.

Our Editorial staff provides a full plate of topics for our AST monthly digital editions, AST Website and AST Daily News Alerts.

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These sectors are part of the new integration, where these major applications communicate with one another in a variety of solutions to protect our cities and critical infrastructure.

AST has Expanded readership into vital Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other Potential targets of terrorism.

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