Toronto, ON— April 8, 2020 — Corbiz Strategies has signed an agreement with iSIGN Media to introduce Safety Alert Messaging (“SAM”) to Retirement Homes & Long-Term Care Facilities across Ontario. “I consider SAM to be a perfect tool to provide a contact point for residents and their families,” stated Ms. Kimberley Mills, Chief Executive Officer of Corbiz Strategies. “SAM can reduce administrative time currently being spent on communicating with the families of residents.”
SAM is a perfect solution for retirement homes and long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 outbreak. Being able to provide a solution to retirement homes that will allow department managers to instantly send a mass text message to all of their residents, their families, and employees all with one push of a button.
SAM is a technology-based mobile messaging system that enables the controlled broadcast of critical information to registered recipients. Registered recipients can be as broad as the general public, or as narrow as salaried and contract employees and can be assigned into various sub-groups, allowing for messages to be directed only to specific groups or to everyone, depending on needs. Due to SAM’s ‘message received’ alert function, SAM messages are more obvious to recipients when they are received than simple texts and email.
As SAM supports iOS and Android in-app messaging, the SAM app is available in both the Google Play and Apple app stores. Broadcasters log into the SAM dashboard via their web browser, create and then send messages to their registered recipients in a matter of minutes. Sent messages are stored within the dashboard for later reference as required until the sender deletes them.
"With the spread of the COVID-19 virus and the increasing number of deaths, iSIGN wanted to do something to help in the fight against this virus," stated Mr. Alex Romanov, iSIGN's President. "We felt that as SAM is a technology solution that can be implemented without social interaction as it requires no hardware it is a solution that could be brought into play quickly and safely."
Corbiz Strategies shares iSIGN’s desire to help combat the spread of COVID-19 and aid in the return of normalcy to everyday life and as such, is offering their services on a no-charge basis during this crisis situation.
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iSIGN Media has developed an exclusive app like “Enabler” that is generic in nature and identified with the Omni Veil logo for Hi-Tek Media in Las Vegas. Once activated, access is immediate to the Omni Veil / iSIGN powered advertising messaging network locations. Individuals will receive an unlimited variety of brands, offers and messages in their proximity or scheduled without any additional individual apps or downloads required. Data is immediately pushed through Google Analytics for extensive dashboard detail available in real-time.
The Omni Veil network is the first of it’s kind to be integrated into a variety of vehicles such as transport trucks, municipal vehicles, service and emergency vehicles by the thousands. There are plans for Taxis and public transport integrations as well.
The Omni Veil network will also have brick and mortar locations in tourist information locations on state highways, municipal buildings, hotels, malls and amusement parks and public locations. This unique network is the first of its kind combining moving vehicles and fixed building locations to deliver the largest number of viewers and most varied audience locations to advertisers.
Hi-Tek Media has attracted top advertiser brands to the network, targeting 16 states so far in the USA. Las Vegas is the best location to launch the Omni Veil network, powered by iSIGN, as well as iSIGN’s latest additions. Hi-Tek is introducing iSIGN’s SAM security alert messaging to the Vegas airport and public locations like hotels and stadiums.
Delivery of the first 200 iSIGN solutions will be scheduled to follow the delivery of the final Apple certification next week. iSIGN and Hi-Tek Media will be introducing 3 additional new messaging and data capture products featuring enhanced data capture using iSIGN's Smart Antenna.
Hi-Tek Media has also contributed to the development of a very unique and exclusive SAAS solution to be available later this month.
Hi-Tek Media's Omni Veil network just reached an important milestone as their Mobile Message Enabler app is now complete for Android mobile devices and is now available for download in the Google Store. We also expect this Enabler app will be available for Apple devices and placed in the Apple Store later next week.
The branding of the mobile messaging enabler for Hi-Tek Media's Omni Veil network was one of the major requirements for Hi-Tek to allow them to introduce and promote our technology and various hardware products (Smart Antenna, Smart POD and Smart PODX) to their client base of advertisers.
Further to our February 27 post regarding requests for specific data gathering and customized reporting for certain clients of our reseller, iSIGN is pleased to announce that our original and now enhanced Interaction Messaging Solution (IMS) system is complete and available to satisfy the requests from our reseller and their clients.
Further to previous announcements concerning our Las Vegas reseller, they have been introducing our technology and capabilities to their client base. In their discussions with clients, certain technology questions and issues have been raised, including data gathering and customized reporting to suit their individual clients' desires and needs.
Once these matters have been looked into, addressed and resolved, additional announcements will be forthcoming from both our reseller and from iSIGN.
The University of California had an active shooter situation near their campus on January 10, 2019. Their alert system malfunctioned and 72% of their subscribers did not receive a timely message:
As stated in the above report, this situation was caused by a 'glitch' in the nightly updating process of the contact database. The university stated that it tests its alarm system twice a year and that there were no issues uncovered at the time of their tests. As the article didn't state when these tests were carried out, this issue with the nightly updating process may have existed for quite some time prior to the incident.
Our SAM system with messaging controlled and generated by the user, can also be used for the sending of non-emergency messages. As such, we have a built-in method for the user to ensure that the system is always working. Messages for non-emergency purposes - a school event; congratulating a sports team on a victory, announcing a guest speaker, etc. - essentially acts as the test of the system. Our back-end system, fully accessible, used and monitored by the location, provides details on all messages sent as well as on the time of delivery to each registrant.
Additionally, SAM allows for messaging in a variety of formats - iSIGN apps; emails and text messages and has the capability to be integrated with other systems such as digital signage, loudspeakers, social media, etc. and can also be linked with first responders (police, fire, ambulance services). The ability to use multiple delivery methods allows for multiple options for the delivery of messages. Again, helping to ensure that messages are delivered in a timely manner to all registrants.
All of which makes SAM an excellent system for the delivery of emergency messaging by any organization concerned about the safety of the public - schools, government offices, malls, transportation centres, office buildings, etc.