3n, Syn-Apps Team to Offer Integrated Mass Communication System Capabilities
March 02, 2009
Syn-Apps, a major player in Unified Communications application development and 3n Global, a global mass notification system provider have teamed up to provide new integrated service combining Syn-Apps' audio and text notification platform and the 3n InstaCom emergency notification system.
The new service will allow users to manage and deploy mass communications through one easy-to-use control panel, seamlessly activating various messaging platforms, including message boards, intercoms, IP phones and cellular devices.
Emphasizing the importance of security SA Announce platform, Ian Pitts, president and CEO, Syn-Apps said by coupling 3n's capabilities with their SA-Announce platform will allow organizations to have easy access to multiple systems and methodologies. It facilitates effective communications, with less time and cost incurred for training. He said that the new service will enable users to effectively monitor and respond in emergency situations.
The new service will be delivered through SA-Announce Notification System which couples with Cisco Unified Communications Manager to provide text and audio notifications across an enterprise.
SA-Announce integrates the phone system with a large number of disparate end points such as Cisco IP Phones, Legacy Overhead Systems, Valcom IP Speakers, CyberData IP Speakers, Email, 3n (National Notification Network), Syn-Apps Paging Relay, and Alertus devices.
Gilbert Community College in Chandler has already deployed the new offering from 3N and Syn, to help users in adapting to multiple activation points for non integrated emergency communication solutions.
"We needed systems that could leverage a common interface to activate multiple emergency systems and reduce the overhead for managing each independently," said Victor Navarro, director of Information Technology at Chandler Gilbert Community College. "The offering from Syn-Apps and 3n made existing communications methods easier to manage, while providing us new modes of communication in a single package."
Syn-Apps suggests that its product line is suitable for all market spaces; from education and government to retail and manufacturing and claims to have sold over 1 million licenses through its 200 VAR partners, located in all 50 states and in 13 countries worldwide.
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Edited by Tim Gray