Enables school officials to issue e2Campus alerts that override content on all Scala displays in case of emergency
From the show floor of InfoComm 2010, Omnilert®, LLC announced that Scala has become a Certified Endpoint Provider (CEP) of the e2Campus® unified emergency notification system. e2Campus clients that have Scala 5 digital signage systems installed can quickly, easily and reliably connect to Scala. This enables e2Campus clients to push e2Campus alerts automatically and simultaneously to their school’s digital signage systems without having to access Scala’s Content Management System separately. West Chester University of Pennsylvania was the first to take advantage of this new integration.
Now that Scala is an e2Campus CEP, it speeds the delivery of critical messages to a school’s entire digital signage network because no human interaction is required after initial setup. This also means students and others who haven't enrolled in e2Campus may still get the alerts from the school’s LCD/plasma TV displays run by Scala. An alert issued in e2Campus will automatically override Scala’s displayed content within one minute.
“During an emergency, every second counts,” said Robert Koolen, President, Scala. “The campus police chief ordinarily would not know how to, or have direct access to update digital signs spread across campus. Now that Scala 5 is certified to work with e2Campus, all the police chief has to do is issue an e2Campus alert, and the digital signs update themselves.”
The new integrated solution is available today. There are no additional fees from e2Campus for the connection. e2Campus clients interested in Scala’s products should contact their e2Campus account manager for details at 1-800-936-3525.
Driving more than 500,000 screens worldwide, Scala is a leading global provider of digital signage and advertising management solutions. Scala is the world’s first connected signage company, offering the leading platform for content creation, management and distribution in digital signage networks and the first unified platform for advertising management of both traditional and digital signage networks. The company's digital signage customers include Rabobank, IKEA, Burger King, T-Mobile, Virgin MegaStore, Warner Brothers, The Life Channel, Rikstoto, Repsol, NorgesGruppen, Audi, ECE Flatmedia, Kaufhof (Metro Group) and thousands more. Advertising management customers include CBS Outdoor, Clear Channel Outdoor and Magic Media, among others. Scala is headquartered near Philadelphia, USA, and has subsidiaries in Canada, The Netherlands, France, Norway, Germany and Japan, as well as more than 450 partners in more than 60 countries. More information is available at www.scala.com.
Used by more than 750 schools around the country, e2Campus is the first and most trusted unified emergency notification system in education. It is an award-winning, CAP compliant, Tier-1 notification system that enables non-technical staff to send custom or predefined messages instantly to the campus community for improved crisis communications. There is no traditional software to install, no hardware to buy and no additional phone lines needed. Through one unified interface, e2Campus instantly and simultaneously sends multimodal alerts to a subscriber's mobile phone (via SMS text message), landline phone (via voice message), computer desktop (pop-up), and e-mail accounts, plus school infrastructure such as PA systems, digital signage, alert beacons, Facebook Pages, Twitter Accounts, relevant school Web pages, and other endpoints the school may have in place. To learn more, visit http://www.e2Campus.com.
Omnilert, LLC is the leading provider of unified mass notification systems for better business continuity, emergency management, and routine communication. The easy-to-use, self-service, Web-based system enables a single person to communicate timely information to thousands of people anywhere, anytime, on any device or service. The award-winning company's 3,000 clients include the U.S. Army, Boeing, sanofi-aventis, Harvard University, Penn State, American Red Cross, UNICEF, and the National Institutes of Health. Omnilert solutions are sold under the brand names e2Campus, Amerilert, and RainedOut. The privately held company is headquartered in Leesburg, Va., and at http://www.omnilert.com online.