How one school manages captioned livestreams to all campus TVs

Some time ago, Mike Jones*, IT manager for a residential school for deaf youth ages 8-22, was tasked with a seemingly easy but tricky assignment: broadcasting the presidential inauguration live, with closed captioning to all TVs on campus. Easier said than done. The challenge: For starters, “our TVs don’t have antennas or any other way…

3 Mass Notification Myths Hindering Your Progress

With scads of applications in routine and emergency communications, mass notifications have the potential to enhance revenue, productivity, customer/employee engagement and safety. Mass notifications can also ease your staff’s workload and reduce risks to the people, property and profits under your care. (More on potential applications in this guide.) Three myths keep many organizations from enjoying…

Mass Notification Systems for Schools and Universities: Best Practices & Key Considerations

Mass Notification Systems for Schools and Universities: Best Practices & Key Considerations

How do schools that excel at safety and compliance put together their mass notification systems? What criteria and steps should you consider? In this post, we’ll cover insights from Jeff Morgan, Director of Security and Emergency Management at the University of Central Florida. A few days ago, Jeff joined a couple of experts in presenting…

How Hospitals Use Mass Communications to Improve Operations and Patient Experience

How Hospitals Use Mass Communications to Improve Operations and Patient Experience

Mass notifications are often associated with emergency response, but a growing number of healthcare providers are finding that mass communications tools are essential for improving daily operations, patient experience, and safety – the basis for critical satisfaction scores and reimbursement levels. Consider, for example, some of the challenges hospitals told us they’ve struggled with: Nurse…