Madison, Wis. – Aug. 18, 2022 – Singlewire Software, a leading mass notification technology developer, has won 2022 Spaces4Learning New Product Awards for its InformaCast Personal Duress Package. The solution silver higher education and K-12 awards in the Safety & Security—Emergency Communication category. The New Product Award program honors the outstanding product development achievements of manufacturers and suppliers whose products or services are particularly noteworthy in their ability to enhance the learning environment.
“Delivering solutions that offer teachers a chance to protect themselves and their students has never been more vital,” said Paul Shain, president and CEO of Singlewire Software. “This award highlights how the InformaCast Personal Duress package can offer discrete and easy-to-use solutions for teachers who may encounter dangerous situations in their classrooms or buildings.”
The InformaCast Personal Duress Package offers two ways workers can trigger notifications to request assistance. First, using a pre-configured button in the InformaCast app, workers can trigger an alert that is sent to internal safety teams with their name and location. The user is given instructions within the app, and the option to contact the safety team directly via a phone call. The second option is integration with wearable badges, which include a button that can be pressed to ask for help. The safety team receives the person’s name and location in this instance as well so they can respond quickly. Later this year, functionality will be added to the package that allows alerts triggered from the mobile app or wearable badge to send information to 911 dispatcher, which will meet the requirements of Alyssa’s Law and allow for better coordination between an organization and first responders.
“The 2022 Spaces4Learning New Product Award winners feature a broad array of education providers, from flooring to HVAC to A/V and digital technologies,” said David Nagel, editorial director of Spaces4Learning. “We congratulate all of our winners and thank them for the work they’re doing for education.”
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