Singlewire Software (Madison, Wis.), a developer of voice applications for mass notification, on Tuesday announced the release of the new Singlewire M2M plugin for its InformaCast system.
InformaCast is a full-featured, network-based mass notification, emergency communication, and overhead paging system that allows users to send an audio and/or text message to a variety of endpoints including IP speakers, Cisco IP phones, overhead paging systems, computer desktops, digital signage, SMS text, social media sites, and more.
According to Singlewire, the M2M plugin allows you to send InformaCast broadcasts when a contact closure has been triggered (e.g. when a door is opened, an InformaCast broadcast message is sent). Conversely, you may trigger a contact closure when a specific broadcast has been sent (e.g. when an emergency broadcast is sent, strobe lights are turned on and escalators are reversed).
“With the M2M plugin, organizations can more fully integrate notification into the business-critical systems on their network to protect people, improve productivity, and manage facilities,” states Ken Bywaters, executive vice-president of product development at Singlewire Software.
According to Singlewire, the InformaCast platform for mass notification and emergency communication was developed in the weeks following the 9/11 attacks to evacuate federal buildings within 15 minutes. Over 3,000 organizations in 45 countries have implemented InformaCast as their notification and overhead paging system.