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by lisa April 5, 2024

Genesis Systems offers unparalleled technical support, setting the standard in the industry. With a team of highly trained and dedicated professionals, we provide comprehensive assistance to ensure seamless operation and maximum efficiency of their systems. Whether it's troubleshooting issues, offering guidance on system optimization, or providing timely updates, Genesis Systems' technical support goes above and beyond to meet the diverse needs of our clients. Our proactive approach to problem-solving and commitment to customer satisfaction make us a trusted partner for businesses relying on cutting-edge telecom technology.

Contact Genesis Systems today for more information on our product offerings and unlimited support. 

GenAware Paging

by lisa March 1, 2024

GenAware Paging is a pivotal strategy in ensuring that critical information is disseminated effectively across diverse platforms. By harnessing various communication channels like overhead paging, smartphone alerts, and other devices concurrently, organizations can significantly reduce the likelihood of missed notifications. This approach not only ensures that on-site personnel remain informed but also extends the reach to stakeholders beyond the organization's premises. 

Additionally, by extending safety alerts to neighboring organizations, a comprehensive safety network is established, enhancing overall community security. In the event of a regional incident, this collaborative effort and shared information facilitate a more coordinated and efficient response, ultimately bolstering the safety and resilience of the entire community. 

Choose GenAware Paging to ensure your organization can effectively during a crisis.

What is NG911?

by lisa February 22, 2024

Next Generation 911 (NG911) represents a transformative leap in emergency communication systems, revolutionizing how individuals seek help and how responders deploy assistance.

Unlike traditional 911 services, NG911 integrates multiple additional technologies, enabling callers to transmit not just voice but also text messages, images, videos, and even sensor data to emergency dispatchers. This advancement enhances accessibility for those with speech or hearing impairments and provides crucial context for responders, expediting the dispatch process and potentially saving lives.

NG911 migration also represents a shift in how voice calls are delivered to emergency call centers and dispatchers, paving the way for more seamless communication across various devices, platforms, emergency services and locales. NG911 likewise provides an architecture within which new technologies can be more easily supported as society evolves and new communication methods emerge. NG911 ensures that emergency response systems are able to evolve alongside, adapting to meet the diverse needs of communities and improving the effectiveness of emergency services overall.

Call Genesis Systems today to find out more about NG911 and how our solutions can help improve alerting, issue detection and reporting within your emergency call center.

Incident Aware is Now Available in the RingCentral App Gallery!

by Nathan March 3, 2023

Although our Mass Notification and Incident Tracking & Response Enhancement solution has been compatible with RingCentral for some time, it's now officially listed and available as a stand-alone solution. RingCentral users can confidently choose Incident Alert to enhance both their alerting for emergencies originating through RingCentral phone use, and those originating from outside of their RingCentral, platform entirely.

Many RingCentral users have chosen to add our GenAlert solution in order to greatly expand their awareness using our emergency alerting options (including alert formats, intelligent recipient and path selection based on location, etc.), while ensuring thorough records are kept of all call details, call audio, and validated caller location. Using Incident Aware, either stand-alone or in conjunction with GenAlert, provides additional integrations with overhead paging, push notifications via our cross-platform app, 2-way SMS, and adds the ability to generate alerts completely outside of the RingCentral solution, to nearly any person or device, for any purpose.

Incident Aware is used to enhancing emergency response management by many businesses operating large campuses or facilities. Often, emergencies within these facilities can be difficult to detect, and it can be similarly challenging to both notify all staff and disseminate clear instructions to all emergency participants to ensure the greatest level of safety. By providing detailed instructions, checklists, and robust, real-time multi-channel 2-way communications, you can collaborate with everyone within your organization and ensure nothing is missed, and everyone is safe.

Contact Genesis for more information on how Incident Aware works with your RingCentral solution, other on-prem or hosted voice solutions, and how we can help optimize your on-site safety regardless of your goals.

New Website & Software Appearance Update Launched!

by Nathan September 19, 2022

We're excited to announce our new website has gone live!

The latest update reflects a number of our new solutions and enhancements, as well as specific use case information, and details around many of our integrations with common problems and our solutions to them.

Perhaps most exciting are our new tools to help you easily determine exactly what's needed to build your ideal solution.

Give our new solution designer a try! Genesis Solution Designer

Additionally, we've been working hard on our new solutions over the past 2 years, and have a lot of updates which will be posted to our news section in the coming months. Stay up-to-date by bookmarking this page!

We at Genesis are committed to providing a superior customer experience. Give us a call at 1-888-993-2288 to see for yourself.

E911 Alerting for All Telephone Systems!

by Nathan March 31, 2022

We're excited to announce our latest enhancement to E911, lockdown and evacuation alerting.. Support for ALL on-premises and cloud telephone solutions!

Now, users of nearly any telephone solution can benefit from our full alerting capabilities, which include (but are not limited to):

- In-App push notifications via our native Android & iOS app (available in the Google & Apple App Stores)

- Email & native SMS

- Desktop screen pops

- Overhead pages

- Audible alerts on telephone sets

- Visual alerting hardware

- Team Messaging Solutions (Teams, RingCentral MVP, etc.)

- and more!

Not only can you send your staff alerts via all these paths, but you can also flexibly choose when, where and how to alert certain staff based on what best fits your needs. You can choose to selectively alert any on-site or off-site staff, or specify groups to notify depending on the type of incident. You can track staff responses and compel responses to ensure safety, and see in real-time if any staff left in the building, and where... and more.

The best part is that Genesis uses your existing telephone system(s), paging equipment, and smart devices to provide a total safety and alerting solution! No additional hardware to buy and no retrofits or replacement equipment or phone system upgrades are required. There is simply no easier or more cost effective solution available to you today!

Call us at 1-888-993-2288 to talk to someone now, or email us at sales@buygenesis.com for more information. Whether you're a prospective or current Genesis user, we're excited to show you how we can improve your organization's safety quickly, easily and cost effectively.

Building on RingCentral: Developing GenAlert's Real-time 911 Alerting & Reporting Capabilities to Improve RingCentral Users' Safety

by Nathan May 10, 2021

In today’s world where public safety is a major concern, it is important that all possible tools are available to assist the respondents when managing emergency situations.

Genesis for RingCentral

In today’s world where public safety is a major concern for all organizations, it is important that all possible tools are available to assist the respondents when managing emergency situations. Genesis developed GenAlert, a Ring Central solution that not only notifies the pertinent individuals when a 911 emergency call has been placed, in real-time, but also allows customizable additional actions to be taken such as Glip instant messaging, generating emails, sending SMS or text messages, triggering custom alarms like strobes, etc., plus many more…

The decision to begin developing GenAlert for RingCentral was a easy. Our development cycle typically begins with evaluating the available integration points, APIs and any other accesses to the necessary data. Typically, access to the necessary data is the difficult part; APIs are often not available or accessible externally, system design isn't condusive to integrating third-party solutions, data isn't available in a timely manner, etc. During the evaluation phase it was apparent we'd be able to work with RingCentral due to the extensive catalog of APIs, and additionally be able to provide features that were not possible on other systems. This gave us the confidence to engage deeper and start planning the addition of these features uniquely for RingCentral users.

During the development of GenAlert, Genesis recognized the requirement to perform many different tasks when a 911 call is placed. Genesis utilized many of Ring Central APIs such as Events & Notifications Subscriptions, Call Control, Call Recording, User Settings, Device, Call Log, GLIP, etc. to determine when calls happen, where the caller is, who to add to the audio stream, whether to record the call, etc. Since these requirements are fairly comprehensive, there are a variety of events occurring at the time a call is detected, during the call, and even after the call that need to be considered, monitored and recorded.

While developing GenAlert we were impressed with the knowledge and responsiveness of the Ring Central development team to our questions and concerns. The Ring Central development team added features and enhancements to APIs which helped both us and the customer in accomplishing what was required. They also explained in detail some caveats and issues that were not as well documented and the side effects or real-world implications of these. Initially in the early development stage of GenAlert we had almost daily email & voice communications with them to better understand the features and capabilities of the API’s. Also, the Community Pages were of great assistance in resolving some of issues we encountered during development.

In short with Genesis’ vast Telecom knowledge and experience combined with the exceptional help and support of the Ring Central development team and the development API tools available to us, the development of GenAlert went quite smoothly. Genesis GenAlert is our latest hosted solution available as a monthly service add-on for Ring Central users.

GenAlert Real-Time 911 Alerting Now Supports Mitel!

by Nathan April 21, 2021

Genesis is excited to announce our GenAlert real-time 911 alerting solution is now compatible with Mitel Phone Systems!

Many Mitel users already use our Call Tracking solution for managing staffing resources and telephone use (and misuse), and can now add real-time alerting to greatly improve on-site awareness and emergency response time. The issue with standard call-accounting-based alerting solutions is that they only notify you once the call has completed (hung up).

Since real emergency calls are rarely terminated prior to emergency services arriving on-site, staff often have no idea anything is happening until help is already on-site. Since staff are the closest responders - and are certainly more familiar with the premises - they need to be the first people to know when there's an issue requiring emergency help. Response can then start immediately, staff can coordinate and both attend to the emergency and be ready to direct Fire, Police and EMS services prior to their arrival. 

Mitel users can receive alerts via a combination of desktop-based alerts, in-app notifications on Android & iOS devices, emails, SMS messages, and custom integrations with strobe lights and other equipment. Combining all these paths, it's nearly impossible for your staff to not be immediately aware there's an emergency in progress that requires their help.

 

When adding in our call tracking & reporting solution and our app-based incident tracking & mass notifications, the overall solution provides the most comprehensive reporting, tracking, and alerting solution for Mitel users of any size.

Contact Genesis for more information on our Mitel-compatible solutions and how we can help you meet your custom requirements! 

Genesis Supports Microsoft Teams 9-1-1 Notifications + Call Tracking & Reporting

by Nathan April 16, 2021

Genesis Systems has recently added support for Teams in both our GenAlert 911 Alerting and Call Tracking & Reporting solutions!

Now, locations using Microsoft Teams (either solely, or as a component in their telephony environment) can extend their real-time emergency awareness and greatly improve on-site emergency response time.

You simply cannot be too informed in the event of emergencies, and this is why GenAlert provides flexible, real-time multi-path alerting which includes emails, SMS, desktop alerts, triggering on-site physical equipment, in-app alerts, and even integrations with social media platforms.

Likewise with call tracking; many Teams users complain about the reporting and data natively available, especially when attempting to generate consolidated reports for business units and specialized reports, not to mention users who rely on call analytics in day-to-day operations.

Genesis Call Accounting & Tracking provides Teams users with flexible, easy-to-use reporting that can be customized to your requirements, delivered on any schedule you need, and can even alert you to misuse or account compromises. Genesis has been the standard for many of the largest organizations for over 35 years, and this legacy continues now for Teams users.

Contact Genesis Sales for more information!

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Genesis Systems' GenAlert Awarded RingCentral's Application of the Year!

by Nathan February 9, 2021

Genesis Systems is proud to be the recipent of RingCentral's 2020 Application of the Year award! Genesis has worked tirelessly since 2018 to build and enhance our RingCentral-compatible alerting solution. This award recognizes the ongoing efforts of both Genesis and RingCentral staff to improve on-site safety for organizations of all sizes.

 

GenAlert is the most feature rich, cost effective emergency management solution for RingCentral & compatible platforms (including Avaya Cloud Office, Office@Hand, TELUS Business Connect, etc.). Add our Incident Aware alerting & mass notification app and expand your capabilities to additionally include smartphone push notifications, location tracking and alerting, manual incident creation and tracking, real-time 2-way communication options and much more.

Check out GenAlert in the RingCentral App Gallery and contact us at sales@buygenesis.com or 1-888-993-2288 to find out more about GenAlert for RingCentral, and how we can help you dramatically improve your on-site emergency response.