Avionex Software's Hypersign digital signage platform has released a new emergency alert system specifically geared toward K-12 education, according to a company announcement. The system provides the ability to immediately notify staff, teachers and students in the event of a weather, intruder or fire emergency, the company said.
Hypersign software allows end-users to take over full control of the display system with the push of a button, according to the announcement. In the event of inclement weather, a fire or an intruder, school administrators can display appropriate emergency alerts to every Hypersign digital signage display, classroom computer, teacher's tablet and paging system in 500 milliseconds, the company said. The Hypersign Emergency Alert software can also be used by the school administration to take over the displays for campus-wide announcements or special news.
The IPG Gateway system interfaces using a standard cat5 patch cord with a single RJ45 connector and fan-out cable to connect to alarm triggers within a facility. Each IPG-T unit can service up to four physical triggers.
"Hypersign has been a great product because it gives us the ability to have multiple video feeds, and we have displays in all the classrooms that we can take over at any time if we have any announcements that need to be made," said Lance Taylor, director of instrumental technology in Laurens County (S.C.) District 56, in the announcement.
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