Using Digital Signage Screens for Emergency Alert Messaging

Instantly broadcast critical safety warnings across an entire digital signage screen network with QL’s digital signage emergency alert software

Using Digital Signage Screens for Emergency Alert Messaging

The Emergency Messaging Challenge

Emergencies can happen at any time and when they do, you have to get your message out quickly and reliably. Emergency screen alert software products can be interfaced with third-party systems to display notifications on your digital signage screens.

The QL Software Solution

Be prepared for any situation with Navori Labs’ QL digital signage software. Instantly display emergency alerts and notifications on screens located anywhere in the world.

QL offers at least three methods of triggering alert content:

The first option is through a connection with a Common Alert Protocol (CAP) source.  This could be a corporate office or institutional building management system. As soon as the source triggers an alert, Every QL Player triggers the corresponding content alert message on screen. The alert message can be created in QL itself or uploaded to the system. Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) is a secure and standardized data format for exchanging public warnings and emergency notices.

Navori QL digital signage software is CAP-compliant.

The second method uses the QL Server API. The device or third-party software app communicates directly with each QL Player to trigger the appropriate content. The alert will instantly appear on all affected screens.

The third method requires the creation of a middleware app that you interface with a physical device. When an emergency occurs, the device will generate a data feed. QL will use this data to trigger an alert across your screens.

The QL screen alert software is available in cloud and on-premise versions. Both are fully compatible with third-party alert systems.

How to trigger alerts and notifications across your digital signs?

When an emergency occurs, the content on your digital signage screens instantly switches from regular programming to the triggered content. This makes QL a very effective alert notification system.

Once the emergency is over, your regular programming automatically resumes without any user intervention. Setting up automated alerts is quick and easy. There is no programming or in-depth training required.

Rely on the QL alert system to keep people safe

The QL digital signage platform supports the CAP messaging standard. Using CAP, local authorities and public emergency organizations can automatically trigger emergency messages and urgent notifications across any QL-managed display. The process is fully automated and uses QL’s rule-based conditional triggering features. Users simply define the triggering rules and select a data source to monitor. When the result is true, the corresponding content is triggered. The same method can be used to broadcast any other type of message in public and private spaces.

Trigger alerts on any screen from your smartphone

QL Mobile lets users trigger any content on any screen right from their smartphone or tablet. There is no local software to install or maintain. QL Mobile’s simple UI is delivered as a modern HTML5 app.

Simply launch it from your phone’s web browser to trigger individual content or entire playlists. When the emergency is over, switch back to previously programmed content instantly.

Target individual screens or entire screen networks from anywhere. Use QL Mobile as your own public alert and warning system on school campuses, in corporate offices or in hospitals.

QL Mobile GUI

Be prepared for any situation

Navori Labs has partnered with emergency alert notification providers from around the world to create a reliable and secure notification system. Our software has been tested and validated for any type of emergency.

Safeguard building occupants with the QL digital signage software platform:

  • Automatically trigger real-time alerts and emergency notifications on all your screens, regardless of their geographic location.
  • QL Player can display alert notifications on individual screens, video walls and System-on-Chip screens. QL is compatible with mixed hardware environments so you can trust your notifications will be shown.
  • Target specific locations or even individual screens using QL’s tagging feature. Tagged content will only be shown on players that share a matching tag. This can be very useful in situations where you are displaying directional information or other highly local notifications.

About common alerting protocol (CAP)

CAP emergency messages can be broadcasted over existing and emerging public alert systems. CAP is an international technical data specification developed by the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS).

CAP is a secure and standardized data format used for exchanging public warnings and emergency notices. Navori Labs’ QL digital signage software is CAP-compliant. It can receive and use CAP messages to trigger any content instantly.

The process is fully automated and uses QL’s rule-based conditional triggering features. Users simply define the triggering rules and select a data source to monitor. When the result is true, the corresponding content is triggered. The same method can be used to broadcast any other type of message in public and private spaces.

Frequently Asked questions

What can alert messaging do for my organization?

Alert messages are a critical part of any public safety and emergency alerting system. Broadcast messages using our screen alert software to inform the public of any imminent threat and guide people to safety. Alert messages can also inform large groups in a public area when there are severe weather alerts and other dangerous situations.

How does Navori QL support alert messaging standards?

QL’s Data Feed Manager can synchronize data from multiple sources, including RSS, XML, social media feeds, and many others. Most alert messaging systems use XML as their native data format making it ideal for this application.

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