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.
Remote Media, www.remotemedia.cl, is one of the companies that iSIGN met with on the recent Chilean mission held by the Ontario government and sponsored by the Chilean Association of Technology Companies. Remote Media is a major digital signage company in Chile, with many large clients in various industries, including the mines that iSIGN is presently working with, as well as others in the mining industry.
The MOU outlines the channels that they wish to represent iSIGN to - mining, security and retail - for both our Security Alert Messaging (SAM) and Smart Antenna commercial mobile messaging.
In discussions that have been held with Remote Media, subsequent to our return from the mission to Chile, Remote Media has requested that the term for their reseller agreement be 3 years; that they will provide full service to all of their clients, including content support, dashboard management, training to clients, installation and service.
Additional information will be made available when the reseller agreement is signed by both parties.
In mid-December, we posted that Mark had been accepted by iSIGN's Board as a director pending his filing of the required documents with the necessary regulatory bodies and their approval of him as a director.
Mark Thimmig, a leading expert in digital marketing and brand development, was voted onto iSIGN’s Board of Directors by the Company's shareholders at iSIGN's January 18, 2019 AGM.
Mr. Thimmig, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of California-based Conservaco, LLC and Ignite Agency brings 35+ years of executive experience to iSIGN, having held senior leadership positions with Fortune 100/500 companies, in various executive roles including Chief Executive and President, as well as serving on various Boards as a Director.
His past business experience includes the founding and leading of multiple companies along with senior management roles at General Motors, AutoNation, Phaeton Automotive Group; Varsity Group and Coopers & Lybrand. Thimmig’s background includes global entrepreneurship; envisioning, transforming, innovating and communicating; education management; finance, mergers and acquisitions; tech and esports business development; brand strategy and management; commercial real-estate; facilities development and management; as well as developing strategic partnerships and alliances.