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Unifying Digital Signage with Safety and Security

Digital signage has become a mainstay of public communications. In public spaces, it is commonly used for displaying video, PowerPoints and web content. MessageNet Systems greatly extends these common features by offering MediaPort digital signage, a revolutionary, unique and unprecedented way of enabling emergency communications on the same devices used for everyday communication, available now.

MediaPort’s capabilities also include video-conferencing, as well as real-time live audio and visual public address. Further, these advancements meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and constitute a major part of MessageNet’s success in unifying safety, security and communication systems. MediaPort digital signage, powered by the Connections platform, provides all of this in addition to standard digital signage capability in a much-needed way to address safety and security needs inflatable santa claus.

“It’s important to have every day and emergency capabilities on the same device,” says Kevin Brown, CEO of MessageNet Systems. “If they’re not on the same device, you can get different information competing for attention. An emergency message could go unnoticed because of a loud video playing on a different screen. With our Connections platform, however, the same digital sign can function as an everyday and emergency device. An emergency message is treated with a higher priority and will pause or override a lower-priority message, so there’s no chance of it getting lost amongst other media.”

This unification allows digital signage to play a major role in emergency communication. MediaPort provides features such as location-aware evacuation routing, displaying and recording security-camera video, automated alert messages, gives clear instructions, and interrupts any lower-priority messages so that the emergency message is guaranteed to come through. These capabilities can also be used for everyday purposes. MediaPort can also be used for everyday wayfinding, video-conferencing, and displaying videos, images and web pages. Additionally, basic features such as scrolling tickers and text messages can be used to facilitate communications among customers and staff or provide updates of emergency situations.

Connections can be easily integrated with digital signage that customers have already installed and can be expanded as well. Using digital signage with Connections provides significant ROI because it eliminates the cost of printing, distributing, and installing traditional printed media. Also, only one system is necessary, because it provides both everyday and emergency capabilities and can be used for customer-oriented content or to facilitate staff communication.

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About Chris Rider

Chris Rider is a Systems Architect for MessageNet Systems, focusing on several areas including client-side software (e.g. browsers), micro-computer hardware components, and mobile platforms such as Android. He graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with an Electronic-Business degree, and has done website development and intranet-supported workflow process consulting with businesses ranging from locally-owned restaurants to global Fortune 500 companies. In his off-time, he enjoys tinkering with new technology, Linux, photography, videography, writing, media-content creation, learning new languages (trying to tackle Korean, currently), and travel.

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