MEDIATILE ANNOUNCES EMERGENCY BROADCAST ALERT SYSTEM FOR EDUCATION AND CORPORATE DIGITAL SIGNAGE NETWORKS3 min read
Emergency Media Triggering (EMT) Gives Corporate and Educational Campus Communicators More Flexibility and Control When Broadcasting in Crisis or Emergency Situations
The MediaTile Company, a world-leading provider of cellular digital signage solutions, today announced a new emergency broadcast triggering system that will be added to MediaTile Digital Sign in a Box™ displays, and the MediaCast content delivery and management system. The new Emergency Media Trigger (EMT) is designed to integrate with existing campus emergency notification systems and control centers. Using MediaTile’s all-in-one, SaaS-based digital signage solutions, educational institutions and corporate enterprises can now easily deploy digital signage networks across their campuses while providing an efficient mechanism to deliver emergency broadcast messages. The announcement was made concurrent with Strategy Institute’s InfoComm 09 Digital Signage Technology conference in Orlando.
“With our new EMT triggering system, emergency support teams can take instant, and complete control of the network in crisis or emergency situations,” said Simon Wilson, CEO of The MediaTile Company. “We’re very excited to be able to add this potentially life-saving capability to MediaTile solutions. We’ve always been a great fit for campus communication systems because of our exceptional Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and faster ROI business metrics. Now we can add faster emergency metrics to this equation.”
The new Emergency Media Trigger (EMT) will enable network operators to use an external triggering mechanism, such as email, to interrupt a regularly scheduled program while automatically triggering an emergency message to play across a campus-wide digital signage network. A second ‘all clear’ external trigger will reset the network to its previously scheduled programming. The EMT feature is scheduled for release late summer, and will be supported on all installed MediaTile displays and networks.
MediaTile’s Digital Sign in a Box systems are a perfect fit for campus-wide communication and broadcast networks. They can be deployed quickly, are easy to operate, and deliver a low total cost of ownership. The all-in-one solution integrates cellular-based broadband network support, eliminating the need rewire a campus, add additional Wi-Fi hot spots, or even tap into an existing network. MediaTile digital signage systems are ready to run, right out of the box – simply mount the display and add power. Displays can be controlled as an entire group, subgroup, or individually using the MediaCast SaaS System, a secure web-based application.
About The MediaTile Company
The World’s First Provider of Cellular Digital Signage(SM)
MediaTile is a worldwide supplier of award-winning, all-in-one cellular digital signage and kiosk solutions that are remarkably easy-to-deploy and operate. Just add power to MediaTile Digital Sign in a Box™ or Kiosk in a Box™ systems and use the web-based MediaCast Portal to manage and monitor your advertising, informational or interactive communications network. Backed by MediaServices, Return on Message Methodology, a 99.9% uptime guarantee, and end-to-end service and support, your network will be up and running in record time, with record results. www.mediatile.com
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