NEWS: Singlewire Wins Campus Technology and THE Journal 2020 New Product of the Year Awards

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2020 New Product of the Year

Singlewire Software, a leading mass notification technology developer, has won 2020 New Product of the Year Awards from Campus Technology and THE Journal for its InformaCast Fusion solution in the Emergency Notification System category. The New Product of the Year Awards honor the outstanding product development achievements of manufacturers and suppliers whose products or services are considered to be particularly noteworthy in the transformation of education technology.

“Education facilities face numerous challenges when it comes to providing secure environments for students to learn and instructors to teach,” said Pat Scheckel, executive vice president of product management for Singlewire Software. “These award wins underline the valuable safety and communication benefits InformaCast Fusion offers to higher education and K-12 institutions.”

Enhancing School Safety

InformaCast Fusion helps K-12 schools, colleges and universities utilize mass notifications that reach on-premises and mobile devices with critical information. Text and audio can be sent to IP phones, IP speakers, digital signage, desktop computers, mobile devices and more to help reach the widest audience possible with alerts that impact their safety. InformaCast Fusion can be used to prepare for and manage crisis events related to the ongoing pandemic, active shooters, severe weather, and any other threatening situation a campus community may face. With the push of a button, notifications can reach an entire school community with the updates they need to stay out of harm’s way.

“These products are making a difference for students, faculty, and staff alike during an extraordinary time in ed tech,” said Rhea Kelly, executive editor of Campus Technology.

“We’re pleased to recognize their contributions to the world of higher education with our inaugural New Product Awards.”

Leveraging IPAWS

InformaCast Fusion was recognized for its ability to leverage the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS). IPAWS provides public safety officials (federal, state, local, tribal, etc.) with an effective way to alert and warn the public about serious emergencies. This functionality within a mass notification system utilizes the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) to broadcast messages.

“Perhaps more than ever, 2020 has been a year defined by the use of technology in education,” said David Nagel, editor-in-chief of THE Journal. “We’re pleased to recognize these products that are making a difference for students, teachers, and administrators alike…”

About Campus Technology and THE Journal

Campus Technology is one of higher education’s top information sources, serving as a complete resource for academic and administrative IT leaders, and establishing a collaborative environment that promotes professional networking and global pedagogy.

THE Journal is dedicated to informing and educating K-12 senior-level district and school administrators, technologists, and tech-savvy educators within districts, schools, and classrooms to improve and advance the learning process through the use of technology.

 

 

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