Author Archives: Chris Rider

About Chris Rider

Chris Rider is a Systems Architect for MessageNet Systems, focusing on several areas including client-side software (e.g. browsers), micro-computer hardware components, and mobile platforms such as Android. He graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with an Electronic-Business degree, and has done website development and intranet-supported workflow process consulting with businesses ranging from locally-owned restaurants to global Fortune 500 companies. In his off-time, he enjoys tinkering with new technology, Linux, photography, videography, writing, media-content creation, learning new languages (trying to tackle Korean, currently), and travel.

Solving the Problem of Having Too Many Cameras to Monitor

Recent events are causing a large increase in the number of surveillance and video cameras in public locations. This can cause information overload if the cameras aren’t effectively managed. With more cameras than people to view the recordings, important video … Read More…

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Now Offering Combined Audio/Visual Public Address

Electronic signage has become a mainstay of public communications. Because these types of signs are increasingly used for both everyday and emergency situations, it is important for signs to have both audio and visual capabilities. MessageNet systems’ Audio/Visual PA meets … Read More…

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Unifying Digital Signage with Safety and Security

Digital signage has become a mainstay of public communications. In public spaces, it is commonly used for displaying video, PowerPoints and web content. MessageNet Systems greatly extends these common features by offering MediaPort digital signage, a revolutionary, unique and unprecedented … Read More…

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Now Offering PC Alert for Macs

MessageNet Systems is now providing PC Alert, its popular scrolling instant messenger product, for Apple computers. PC Alert, which has long been available for Windows PCs, provides a quick and effective way to communicate with many people at once. Due … Read More…

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“Tech Accessibility Makes Strides for Deaf, Blind Students” article features MessageNet Systems

MessageNet Systems was recently featured in an article by the Center for Digital Education. To read how MessageNet is providing full and equal access to information at the Mississippi School for the Deaf, click here or visit the following link … Read More…

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Now Offering Theater Emergency Management and Security (TEMS) system

MessageNet Systems is offering movie theaters a much-needed way to address their emerging safety and security needs, in the wake of the recent tragedy in Aurora, Colorado. This solution, called Theater Emergency Management and Security, or “TEMS,” leverages the power … Read More…

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Smarter Security in Movie Theaters and Public Venues

First, I want to express both my own and my company’s genuine shock and sadness about the horrific attack in Aurora, Colorado during the early morning of July 20. The tragic violence of a mass shooting at a movie theater … Read More…

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The Benefits of Way-finding are Finally Being Realized

Have you ever noticed how practically nobody asks for directions anymore? And why should they? Directions or maps are literally at our fingertips these days. With smart phones, GPS, and online mapping software, I think most of us are now … Read More…

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What’s in a Message?

There really is a lot more to a message than what one might typically think. The typical everyday messaging we think about might include basics like phone calls, SMS text messages and emails. The common denominators of channels such as … Read More…

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Importance of Multiple Communication Channels –
Layered Communications

When it comes to the safety of our data, we usually take advantage of redundant hard drives, and even redundant computers. With investments like that, it becomes apparent that other important things should utilize redundancy, as well. Even before our … Read More…

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