Madison, Wis. – Jan. 17, 2023 – Singlewire Software, a leading mass notification technology developer, has won 2022 New Product Awards from THE Journal and Campus Technology for the InformaCast Personal Duress Package. InformaCast was recognized in the Emergency Notification System category in both award programs. The award honors the outstanding product development achievements of manufacturers and suppliers whose products or services are considered to be particularly noteworthy in the transformation of K-12 and higher education technology.
“It is becoming increasingly important for technology to serve as a partner for education institutions looking to mitigate the impacts of violent threats,” said Paul Shain, president and CEO of Singlewire Software. “This award highlights InformaCast’s ability to help schools and universities enhance safety with personalized panic buttons that allow staff to request assistance the moment they encounter an issue.”
The InformaCast Personal Duress Package offers five ways workers can trigger notifications to request assistance. First, using a pre-configured button in the InformaCast app, staff members 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. Desktop panic buttons configured as keyboard shortcuts, virtual panic buttons on desktop phones, and integrations with physical panic buttons are also available. Future functionality will be added to the package that allows alerts to send information to 911 dispatchers, which will meet the requirements of Alyssa’s Law and allow for better coordination between an organization and first responders.
“This year’s New Product Awards highlight the vital role that technology plays across all aspects of K–12 education. We are pleased to recognize the winners for their contribution to the ed tech ecosystem that is moving schools forward, enhancing teaching and learning, and supporting students, teachers and administrators alike,” said David Nagel, editor-in-chief of THE Journal.
To learn more about how the InformaCast Personal Duress Package can help enhance safety for school, districts, colleges, and universities, visit www.singlewire.com/informacast-personal-duress-package.
About THE Journal and Campus Technology
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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