Recent News

May 7, 2020

Demand for Safety Alert Messaging (SAM) Continues

Our recent press releases concerning SAM have brought increased attention to us and have led to inquiries from companies not only within the seniors/nursing home sphere, but outside as well: A Canadian manufacturer has asked for a demo of SAM and once held, will enter into discussions for a commercial messaging contract.  The number of employees exceeds 700 to start. We have had 2 inquiries from Chilean companies who were introduced to SAM in January 2019, during the trade mission to Chile held by the Ontario government and sponsored by the Chilean Association of technology Companies that we were part of.  One of these inquiries include continued negotiations with Codelco, one of the largest copper mines in the world.  We will be introducing our POD hardware to these companies as well. Additionally, one of the companies inquired about Smart Antenna pricing, as they are "working on several projects where we have proposed the use of antennas." We are encouraged by the ongoing interest shown in SAM from a variety of different channels.    
May 5, 2020

Student Study Regarding The Mandalay Bay Shooting Incident and the Omni Veil Network

We were recently contacted by a team of local computer science research and math inclined quarantined  students who were impressed with what they had seen and hear about the Omni Veil Network (powered by iSIGN).  Hi-Tek and Omni Veil will possibly be using this study in their various presentations as the state of Nevada and the city of Las Vegas eases their Coronavirus/Covid-19 restrictions. The students assumptions included that the small cost for registering for mobile alerts through the Omni Veil app would have been an add-on option to the ticket price for the concert and that a large number of the approximately 22,000 attendees would have completed the registration process to activate the app.  These people would then have been in a position to receive an instant danger alert with subsequent alerts with instructions on where to exit, thus reducing the confusion that was rampant that night. The students' conclusion is that had the Omni Veil app been available at the time of the Mandalay Bay shooting incident in October 2017 and used by the event organizers, 20 of the 59 lives would have been saved and the over 850 injuries (413 wounded and 455 injured in the directionless stampede to exit) suffered that night would have been reduced by 50%.    
May 4, 2020

Comparison of the Omni Veil Network to Other Messaging Solutions

Hi-Tek and Omni Veil have put together a chart to show the value of the Omni Veil network in comparison to other messaging solutions.  Please click on the attached link to see the comparison.   Omni Veil Network Comparison to Other Messaging Solutions  
April 21, 2020

iSIGN’s Patented Technology to Help Enforce Social Distancing in Vegas and Elsewhere Post COVID-19

Hi-Tek Media has announced plans to use their Omni Veil network, powered solely by iSIGN technology and hardware, to message social distancing reminders to the public as the COVID-19 restrictions are eased. While Las Vegas is eager to slowly start returning to normal, social distancing will be a major community issue.  Hi-Tek is preparing to offer its existing vehicular and fixed location network to message reminders of regulations and cautions to avoid further spread of the Coronavirus. All establishments, from restaurants, casinos, retail stores to retirement homes and government services locations will be promoted and introduced to iSIGN's Safety Alert Messaging (SAM), for their internal management and employees.  The staff of all establishments will have the instant ability to message any related alerts instantly to address social distancing, as well as other threatening events at their location. SAM is available at  no-charge to aid in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 for 6 months from April 1st, with no further obligation past the no-charge period.  It is our (iSIGN and its partners) donation in the fight to reduce and eliminate this virus. The Omni Veil Network from Hi-Tek, was originated as the first ever mobile vehicular network to enable the sponsored messaging of any road side, highway travel and community public alerts of any dangerous or threatening conditions.  Its launch was in Las Vegas and will serve and scale from Las Vegas. Powered solely by iSIGN's technology and hardware, the Omni Veil Network is the perfect solution to provide COVIC-19 social distancing alerts, with SAM providing alerts to subscribed individuals, with messages and alert capable of being delivered both indoors and outdoors.
April 17, 2020

Update on No-Charge Safety Alert Messaging (SAM) in Seniors Homes

Feedback received today from Hi-Tek/Omni Veil and Corbiz Strategies concerning the no-charge SAM offer is that our offer has been well received.  The following are the points that were passed along to us in our discussions today with our partners:
  1. from the initial announcement by our partners of SAM at no-charge for a six month period and their reaching out to their contacts, hundreds of seniors homes have received our offer, with almost all responding back looking for additional information on SAM, how it works, etc to order to begin SAM registrations of residents and their families.
  2. three distinct channels have been identified: (i) retirement home; (ii) long-term care nursing homes; and (iii) seniors' homes.  Each has their own differing needs and applications.  Both the registrations, messaging and alerts differ to serve the needs of each channel.
  3. the highest appreciation of SAM and its perceived value-add is from the family members, who want and are asking for daily updates and instant emergency alerts.
  4. all contacted sites require their management/administrators to learn how to load names into our backend; the creation of messages; selecting and messaging to different groups of names (residents; family members; residents and family; staff; all names).
  5. targeting of various regions and homes by emails is now being done in stages by Hi-Tek/Omni Veil, Corbiz, iSIGN and our European partners in order to be able to handle the incoming responses in a timely manner.  In other words, the response to the original release and initial email blasts has been extremely favourable and responding to these initial inquiries is on-going.
  6. the main concern of these three channels (retirement homes, long-term care nursing homes and seniors' homes) is to streamline alert and emergency messaging to try and reduce the current percentage of seniors' mortality from COVID-19.  So far, of the current almost 1,300 deaths in Canada, over 700 are in seniors' homes.
  7. key television, radio, newspapers and internet news operators are now being targeted and contacted.  A wider distribution of the no-charge SAM offer will begin on Monday and Tuesday (April 20 and 21).
  8. current SAM registrations are being parsed and will be shared with participating promoters and homes.
More to follow.
April 16, 2020

Safety Alert Messaging Endorsement – Abington Court Retirement Residence

iSIGN is pleased to announce the endorsement received today from Abington Court Retirement Residence: "We have found iSIGN's safety alert messaging (SAM) solution to be an effective and efficient method of communication with our residents, their families and staff.  The system works well and having it provides great comfort to our residents and their families, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.  I also understand there is now over 12,000 subscribers to SAM as a result of the free SAM offer in Canada and the US."  Vishnja Manjolovac, Manager, Administration at Abington Court Retirement Residence, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. There will be additional media blitz coming and we look forward to greatly increasing the incoming data/metrics from the seniors home channel as they search for a helpful solutions to reduce the shambolic death rate with instant COVID-19 updates and helpful interactions with seniors and their concerned family members.  
April 14, 2020

SAM Endorsement – Irving Bronfman

Late yesterday we were very pleased to receive a positive endorsement from Irving Bronfman for our SAM solutions and our offer of SAM for no-charge for 6 months in seniors homes and elsewhere during this time of Coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis: "Recently I become aware of iSIGN's Safety Alert Messaging (SAM) solution.  Speaking as a senior, I am very happy to see that there is a simple communication solution that can instantly deliver messages to my cell phone that can provide timely alerts, notices and reminders, to myself, family and first responders.  I am glad to know that such a service is available.  The service provides me with the necessary sense of security and comfort; especially due to the circulation of the COVID-19 pandemic."  Irving Bronfman, C.A. and Financial Consultant.    
April 14, 2020

Abington Court Retirement Residence Update

Abington Court Retirement Residence is continuing with their registration of residents and family members for the delivery of Coronavirus/COVID-19 alerts, as well as with first responders to ensure the fastest possible response.  Registration for SAM requires cell phone numbers and email addresses to be entered into our back-end dashboard.  SAM allows for messages to be delivered by three different methods - (i) via the SAM app directly to the locked screen of your phone; (ii) by email; and (iii) by text message.  The Residence reports that all is going smoothly and successfully.
April 8, 2020

Corbiz Strategies Announces Agreement to Introduce SAM to Canadian Retirement Homes and Long-Term Care Facilities

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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Press Contact:
Kimberley Mills
416-268-4435
kim@corbizstrategies.com

Jennifer Walker
416-524-3579
jenn@corbizstrategies.com

Alex Romanov
iSIGN Media Solutions Inc.
alex@isignmedia.com

For more information on "SAM" Security Alert Messaging, visit:
www.isignmedia.com/sam-security-alert-messaging-system