An Overview of UCaaS and How It Relates to InformaCast Emergency Notification

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What is UCaaS?

Technology jargon appears with startling frequency these days. New words, phrases, and acronyms can be difficult to navigate, especially when someone is telling you your organization must be using it. One of the terms you may have been seeing is UCaaS, or Unified Communications as a Service.

According to an explainer on TechTarget, “Unified communications as a service (UCaaS) is a cloud delivery model that offers a variety of communication and collaboration applications and services.”

The article continues, “UCaaS features include enterprise messaging, presence technology, online meetings, team collaboration, telephony and video conferencing.”

As technology initiatives continue to expand this is becoming a service more and more organizations need due to the scalability and flexibility UCaaS offers compared to traditional on-premises unified communications (UC).

InformaCast and UCaaS

So how does InformaCast fit in with UCaaS?

InformaCast Mobile and InformaCast Fusion live in the cloud and integrate with the technology organizations utilize in their UCaaS environments. These are scalable solutions that offer flexible options for deployment, messaging, and integration. Specifically, InformaCast sends text and audio broadcasts to a wide variety of devices, including desk phones made by Cisco, Polycom, and Yealink that are used by UCaaS providers. These broadcasts effectively turn desk phones into emergency notification speakers, automatically playing audio broadcasts without the need to answer the phone.

Our recent partnership with CBTS highlights our commitment to being on the leading edge of this trend. CBTS offers InformaCast Fusion as part of its Hosted Enterprise Unified Communications solutions. This brings together the collaborative communication tools of CBTS with the emergency notification capabilities of InformaCast Fusion.

Building a Connected Ecosystem

At Singlewire, we believe the better connected an organization’s technology is, the better that organization can leverage it to keep people safe. During an emergency every moment matters and needing to utilize different system wastes precious seconds getting the word out. Organizations need to be using every tool at their disposal to reach as close to 100 percent of their population as possible during a crisis.

UCaaS and InformaCast work together to provide the best possible ecosystem for organizations to share information and collaborate on responses when emergencies occur.

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