Syn-Apps Blog

Ballinger Independent School District chooses Syn-Apps

Posted by Marie Thiele on Thu, Feb 06, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

PHOENIX, AZ  February 6, 2014

"Ballinger Independent School District was faced with a dilemma when it came time to recondition our elementary school which included replacement of the antiquated paging and intercom system being used” wrote Tim Gau, Director of Technology at Ballinger Independent School District in Ballinger, Texas. The district was looking for a more “robust” solution to deliver paging and notification across their network by utilizing their already existing VoIP phone system. BISD evaluated many products on the market but quickly selected Phoenix based company Syn-Apps, LLC for their SA-Announce platform.

Syn-Apps’ SA-Announce is an enhanced paging and mass notification solution that seamlessly integrates with Cisco, Avaya, ShoreTel or SIP-based phone systems, providing audio, text and graphic notifications across an organization. SA-Announce delivers real-time, pre-recorded or scheduled announcements to streamline critical situation communication and many operational processes. Similar to the dilemma that Ballinger Independent School District faced, many organizations look to utilize their existing legacy systems to communicate across their network without the costly investments of new installations. SA-Announce gives customers the ability to do this and much more by creating a platform that allows seamless communication to and from any location.

Tim Gau from BISD also noted “I would personally recommend the Syn-Apps paging and intercom solution (SA-Announce) to any school wanting to install new, replace older systems or add more capabilities. The support I have received from the company has been outstanding”.  Whether you are looking to enhance security, deploy critical notification solutions, or just improve overall communication throughout your organization, SA-Announce is the essential solution. To learn more about SA-Announce please contact the Syn-Apps sales team at 866-664-6071 or [email protected].

About Syn-Apps LLC

Syn-Apps brings unified communication based emergency and non-emergency notification solutions to organizations around the globe. Education, Healthcare, Retail, and Corporate entities use Syn-Apps for advanced critical communication, paging, marketing, and 911 alerting. Syn-Apps also provides call recording and reporting to address compliance requirements. Founded in 2001 and based in the Phoenix, AZ metropolitan area, Syn-Apps has enjoyed strong growth and has received numerous industry awards. For more information, please visit www.syn-apps.com or call 1-866-664-6071.

Tags: notification, Ballinger Independent School District, Syn-Apps, paging, SA-Announce, Campus Safety

SA-Announce 9 Released and announces their new Cloud Services!

Posted by Marie Thiele on Tue, Aug 06, 2013 @ 11:37 AM

Cloud Services Beta

PHOENIX, AZ Syn-Apps, LLC, a recognized leader in network-centric paging and mass notification, announced the Beta shipment of the latest version of their SA-Announce notification software, adding Cloud Services to the list of available features.

The success of today’s enterprise communication is dependent upon reliable notification to an increasingly mobile population. The release of SA-Announce 9 brings advanced notification via smartdevice push, SMS, instant messaging clients and digital signage, drastically extending its endpoint reach capability.  By combining SA-Announce 9 with Cloud Services, delivering a single on and off-premise notification has never been easier or more cost effective.  Configuration and management of critical and operational notifications is simplified by utilizing the existing SA-Announce interface.

Syn-Apps leveraged their extensive notification experience to deliver rich audio, graphic and text alerts to virtually any device.  In addition, SA-Announce 9 offers aggressively priced SMS, Jabber and Google Hangout integration and a flexible open API architecture.  Our goal is to address all critical components of a holistic emergency and non-emergency notification strategy. These new capabilities move us directly toward that initiative.

SA-Announce 9 incorporates a revised architect, allowing rapid development of new endpoint Activators and Notifiers.  This approach will reduce notification TCO for customers looking to reach their mobile population through a simplified user interface and virtually no messaging transaction costs. These services are available through a subscription-based pricing model.

To learn more about the Beta program or SA-Announce 9, please visit www.syn-apps.com.

About Syn-Apps LLC

Syn-Apps brings unified communication based emergency and non-emergency notification solutions to organizations around the globe. Education, Healthcare, Retail, and Corporate entities use Syn-Apps for advanced critical communication, paging, marketing, and 911 alerting. Syn-Apps also provides call recording and reporting to address compliance requirements. Founded in 2001 and based in the Phoenix, AZ metropolitan area, Syn-Apps has enjoyed strong growth and has received numerous industry awards. For more information, please visit www.syn-apps.com or call 1-866-664-6071.

Tags: notification, Unified Communication, Emergency Preparedness, Syn-Apps Cloud Services, Syn-Apps, paging, SA-Announce, Mass Notifications

SA-Announce 8.3.14 – Introducing Industry First Full-Redundancy

Posted by Marie Thiele on Tue, Aug 28, 2012 @ 11:00 AM

PHOENIX, AZ Syn-Apps, LLC, a recognized leader in network-centric paging and mass notification, announced the release of the latest version of its SA-Announce notification software.  A number of significant enhancements have been made including an industry first, high-availability option delivering full redundancy and fault tolerance.  This feature allows multiple SA-Announce servers to be clustered together to maintain message delivery services during server outage or system fault scenarios.

A redesign of the database and notification service engine offers full-redundancy by allowing multiple SA-Announce servers to work together as a single notification platform.  The new version leverages a Publisher and multiple Subscriber servers to deliver advanced load balancing and fault tolerance by sharing message delivery and notification responsibilities.  The Publisher and one or more Subscriber servers are easily configured, providing a level of reliability never before available.

“We are very proud to deliver SA-Announce 8.3.14. With this release, our customers will benefit from full fault tolerance, load balancing and increased scalability.  This version provides SA-Announce customers unprecedented reliability for their notification and paging services – a critical requirement as more and more organizations seek to leverage our system in both emergency and non-emergency scenarios,” says Ian Pitts, CTO of Syn-Apps.

Redundancy is just one of several enhancements including improved Desktop Notification Client, integration with industry standard alert feeds, and improved polling and response reporting.  For more information, please contact the Syn-Apps sales team at 866-664-6071 or [email protected].

About Syn-Apps LLC

Syn-Apps brings unified communication based emergency and non-emergency notification solutions to organizations around the globe. Education, Healthcare, Retail, and Corporate entities use Syn-Apps for advanced critical communication, paging, marketing, and 911 alerting. Syn-Apps also provides call recording and reporting to address compliance requirements. Founded in 2001 and based in the Phoenix, AZ metropolitan area, Syn-Apps has enjoyed strong growth and has received numerous industry awards. For more information, please visit www.syn-apps.com or call 1-866-664-6071.

Tags: notification, Unified Communication, Full-Redundancy SA-Announce, Syn-Apps, Mass Notifications, Load balancing