Singlewire Software Returns to Compete in 3rd ‘ASTORS’ Awards

Singlewire Software, a leading provider of IP-based voice applications for emergency communication with mass notification capabilities, and Gold Award Winner in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is pleased to announce that three versions of InformaCast Fusion has been nominated to compete in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.


A mass notification can help keep people safe, and Singlewire is dedicated to helping organizations get critical information into the hands of people who need it.

With its cutting-edge InformaCast notification software, organizations can transform existing telephone systems into a powerful, “any-to-any” mass communication and emergency mass notification tool.

It allows organizations to simultaneously connect with thousands of IP phones, PoE IP speakers, desktop clients, analog paging systems, social media sites, email, SMS text messaging systems, and a growing list of other endpoint devices.

From a single emergency notification system, you can manage situations with the ability to see who has read notifications, escalate messages to broader audiences and know who is safe and who needs help.
From a single emergency notification system, you can manage situations with the ability to see who has read notifications, escalate messages to broader audiences and know who is safe and who needs help.

Organizations need to be prepared for all kinds of emergency situations from active shooters to severe weather, to pandemics and fires.

To adequately manage these crises when they occur, organizations need to be able to communicate critical safety information to keep people safe, minimize panic and chaos, and help operations return to normal as quickly as possible.

InformaCast offers organizations the ability to customize messages for any kind of scenario they need to prepare for.

They can also designate exactly what groups and devices receive messages to maximize efficiency when working to manage a crisis.

For example, it may not be necessary to alert an entire organization for every event.

In those cases, organizations can use InformaCast to designate a group for a select team of upper-level personnel who would be best suited to respond to the situation.

InformaCast Fusion delivers information to mobile and on-premises devices to extend the reach of messages and improve the speed at which people respond.

With the ability to reach desk phones, overhead speakers, mobile devices, desktop computers, digital signage and more, with text and audio messages, InformaCast Fusion helps ensure no one misses a message.

This makes it more likely people see messages quickly and take action sooner.

(Combine the power of mobile and on-premises devices to reach everyone, every time. InformaCast Fusion mass notification system takes the most powerful components of InformaCast Advanced and Mobile, to provide an unparalleled notification solution. Courtesy of Singlewire Software and YouTube.)

InformaCast Fusion also offers several options for collaboration to help manage ongoing incidents.

Following an alert distribution, select team members. Can be invited to join a virtual collaboration space in Microsoft Teams or Cisco Webex teams, or to join a conference call.

This helps bring together the right people quickly who can then begin managing the situation taking place to minimize risk.

It can also be used to manage ongoing incidents.

For example, during the COVID-19 outbreak organizations used InformaCast Fusion to send operational updates to remote workers impacted by the disease.

Because InformaCast Fusion can reach mobile and on-premises devices, organizations leveraged it to reach workers on everything from whether or not a facility was going to close, to asking if people were exhibiting symptoms so organization leaders could follow up with health resources and alert others who may have been exposed.

InformaCast Fusion mass notification system takes the most powerful components of InformaCast Advanced and Mobile, to provide an unparalleled notification solution.
InformaCast Fusion mass notification system takes the most powerful components of InformaCast Advanced and Mobile, to provide an unparalleled notification solution.

With InformaCast, organizations could also schedule messages to keep in regular contact with remote workers.

This helps keep people connected and informed about how the situation is being managed.

InformaCast Fusion helps organizations fulfill their duty of care and know they have a viable tool in place that can be easily deployed to assist with risk and crisis management.


Singlewire InformaCast can be deployed centrally via a physical or virtual server in a data center or remotely on the edge of your network in a branch office.

Singlewire InformaCast leverages the investments you’ve already made in your network, phone system, and overhead paging system, maximizing their efficiency, and saving time and money.


Understand what makes InformaCast from Singlewire Software stand out from any other emergency notification system to help make the right decision for your organization.

Send notifications to mobile and on-premises devices from a single interface Emergency Mass Notification System
Ecosystem partners for IP speakers, digital signage, access control systems, and more Emergency Mass Notification System
Message confirmation, escalation, and reporting from app or web console Emergency Mass Notification System
Location-based services for reaching mobile users in the right place Emergency Mass Notification System
Situation management, including Command Center, conference call and collaboration platforms like Cisco Webex Teams and Microsoft Teams Emergency Mass Notification System
Scales well beyond 10,000 users/endpoints Emergency Mass Notification System
Easy to deploy and administer Emergency Mass Notification System
Regular, automated feature updates that enhance the functionality Emergency Mass Notification System
Rock-solid stability Emergency Mass Notification System
No dependency on Windows and SQL servers (and licenses) Emergency Mass Notification System
Hybrid cloud architecture, delivering speed and reliability Emergency Mass Notification System
Deployed by more than 7,000 customers in more than 60 countries Emergency Mass Notification System
Industry Leading Support Team (available 24/7 support for critical systems) Emergency Mass Notification System
Highly responsive and knowledgeable sales team Emergency Mass Notification System

With InformaCast alert software from Singlewire, they connect people when and where it matters.

When an emergency occurs, their mass notification system helps keep people safe and informed, everywhere, every time.

(See how InformaCast emergency mass notification integrates with Microsoft Teams to simultaneously bring key personnel into a Microsoft Teams Incident Response Channel to manage crisis situations. Courtesy of Singlewire Software and YouTube. Posted on Jan 29, 2019.)

Singlewire Software Nominated to Compete in 3 Consecutive ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program

2019 'ASTORS' Awards Program Banquet Luncheon
2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program Banquet Luncheon

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.

Deanne Criswell
Deanne Criswell the Commissioner of the New York City Emergency Management Department is responsible for oversight of the City’s efforts to plan and prepare for emergencies, educate the public about preparedness, coordinate emergency response and recovery, and disseminate emergency information.

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.

American Security Today is pleased to announce that Deann Criswell, the NYC Emergency Management Commissioner will deliver the keynote address at the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon Banquet in New York City.

90% of ‘ASTORS’ Award Winners return to compete in the Annual ‘ASTORS‘ Homeland Security Awards Program, and 100% of ‘ASTORS’ Sponsors have returned year to year to reap the benefits of their participation in the industry’s largest and most comprehensive Annual Awards Program.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at

Comprehensive List of Categories Include:

Access Control/ Identification Personal/Protective Equipment Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism
Perimeter Barrier/ Deterrent System Interagency Interdiction Operation Cloud Computing/Storage Solution
Facial/IRIS Recognition Body Worn Video Product Cyber Security
Video Surveillance/VMS Mobile Technology Anti-Malware
Audio Analytics Disaster Preparedness ID Management
Thermal/Infrared Camera Mass Notification System Fire & Safety
Metal/Weapon Detection Rescue Operations Critical Infrastructure
License Plate Recognition Detection Products And Many Others!

Don’t see a Direct Hit for your Product, Agency or Organization?

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on 30 January 2020 and a pandemic on 11 March 2020. Local transmission of the disease has occurred across all fifty states in the America.

With the unprecedented occurrence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus of the safety and security industries has realized the need to increase innovations to address the daily growing challenges.

As such AST aims to make sure these firms and professionals are reflected in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, so we’d like to encourage you to submit appropriate categories recommendations and include COVID-19 Frontline Professionals in your Nominations to see that these Professionals, Facilities, and Vendors receive the Recognition they Deserve!

Submit your category recommendation for consideration to Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at:

The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program surpassed expectations with a record number of nominations received from industry leaders and government agencies, and drew over 200 attendees to the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Banquet – an exclusive gourmet luncheon and networking opportunity which filled to capacity, before having to turn away late registrants.

The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon featured an impassioned and compelling keynote address by William (Bill) Bratton, former police commissioner of the NYPD twice, the BPD, and former chief of the LAPD, on the history of policing in America and the evolution of critical communication capabilities in our post 9/11 landscape.

The event featured an impassioned and compelling keynote address by William J. Bratton, former police commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD) twice, the Boston Police Department (BPD), and former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), as he walked attendees through 50 years of American policing history, the impacts on the communities, and the evolution of critical communication capabilities in our post 9/11 landscape.

Commissioner Bratton, one of the world’s most respected and trusted experts on risk and security issues and Executive Chairman of Teneo Risk a global advisory firm, was recognized as the ‘2019 ‘ASTORS’ Person of the Year’ for his Lifetime of Dedication and Extraordinary Leadership in Homeland Security and Public Safety.

The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program was sponsored by ATI SystemsAttivo NetworksAutomatic SystemsDesktop Alertand SWORD Technologies, every one a returning Sponsor from 2018.

Why the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program?

2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East

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.’

Over 200 distinguished guests representing Federal, 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: 

  • The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
  • United States Marine Corps
  • The Federal Protective Service (FPS)
  • Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
  • United States Postal Inspection Service
  • DHS S&T 
  • United States Marshals Service (USMS)
  • The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Police (PAPD)
  • The Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • The New York State Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services (NYS DHSES)
  • United States Border Patrol
  • AlertMedia, Ameristar Perimeter Security, Attivo Networks, Automatic Systems, Bellevue University, BriefCam, Canon U.S.A., CornellCookson, Drone Aviation, FLIR Systems, Hanwha Techwin, HID Global, IPVideo Corp., Konica Minolta Business Solutions, LenelS2, ManTech, Regroup Mass Notifications, SafeLogic, SolarWinds, Senstar, ShotSpotter, Smiths Detection, TCOM LP, Trackforce, Verint, and More!

From innovative Military Cyber Programs, to LocalState and Federal Public Safety and Emergency Management Initiatives, New Physical and IT Products and Services, and Security Professional, Threat Assessment, Emergency Preparedness, Law Enforcement and Homeland Security Education and Training Opportunities – Join your ‘ASTORS’ Award-Winning Peers and Receive the Recognition You Deserve!

Excellence in Public Safety and Government Security Award Nominations are also encouraged, such as those 2019 Honored Winners which includes the DEAU.S. Marine CorpsDHS S&TFederal Protective ServiceDHS S&T NUSTLU.S. Marshals ServiceU.S. Border PatrolThe Port Authority of NY/NJ, and the NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services.

Individuals are also encouraged to be nominated for Government Excellence in Public Safety and Homeland Security such as last years widely respected recipients.

Why American Security Today?

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 75,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.

American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that hold readers eyes throughout the story with cutting edge editorial that provides solutions to their challenges.

Harness the Power of the Web – with our 100% Mobile Friendly Publications

AST puts forward the Largest and Most Qualified Circulation in Government with Over 75,000 readers on the Federal, State and Local levels.
AST puts forward the Largest and Most Qualified Circulation in Government with Over 75,000 readers on the Federal, State and Local levels.

The AST Digital Publications is distributed to over 75,000 qualified government and homeland security professionals in federal, state and local levels.


AST Reaches both Private & Public Experts, essential to meeting these new challenges.

Today’s new generation of public safety and security experts need real-time knowledge to deal with domestic and international terrorism, lone wolf attacks, unprecedented urban violence, shifts in society, culture and media bias – making it increasingly difficult for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security Professionals to implement coordinated security measures to ensure national security and improve public safety.

American Security Today

These experts are from Government at the federal, state and local level as well as from private firms allied to government.

AST provides a full plate of topics in our AST Monthly Magazine Editions, AST Website and AST Daily News Alerts, covering 23 Vital Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities, and Emergency Response among others.

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

Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – all enticing targets due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.

To learn more about the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners solutions, please go to the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Championship Edition Fully Interactive Magazine – the Best Products of 2019 ‘A Year in Review’.

The ‘ASTORS’ Champion Edition is published annually and includes a review of the ‘ASTORS’ Award Winning products and programs, highlighting key details on many of the winning firms products and services, includes video interviews and more.

It is your Go-To source throughout the year for ‘The Best of 2019 Products and Services‘ endorsed by American Security Today, and can satisfy your agency’s and organization’s most pressing Homeland Security and Public Safety needs.

From Physical Security (Access Control, Critical Infrastructure, Perimeter Protection and Video Surveillance Cameras and Video Management Systems), to IT Security (Cybersecurity, Encryption, Data Storage, Anti-Malware and Networking Security – Just to name a few), the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS EDITION will have what you need to Detect, Delay, Respond to, and Mitgate today’s real-time threats in our constantly evolving security landscape.

It also includes featured guest editorial pieces from some of the security industry’s most respected leaders, and recognized firms in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.

Singlewire Software Takes Platinum in 4th Consecutive ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program

Singlewire Software

  • Best Mass Notification System – Application

  • InformaCast Fusion

  • The InformaCast Fusion mass notification system using a single interface (InformaCast alert software), reaches on-premises and mobile devices with a versatile array of messaging formats to provide organizations with complete mass notification coverage when it matters most.

  • Singlewire Software was also recognized in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.

singlewire softwareSinglewire Software InformaCast is a leading software solution for fast and reliable emergency notifications. More than 5,000 organizations in over 50 countries use InformaCast for emergency notifications and IP phone paging.

Whether it’s an active shooter, severe weather, or another crisis situation, InformaCast helps reach the right people, with the right information, to increase awareness, safety and security.

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