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Jessica Neuner

About Jessica Neuner

Jessica Neuner is a Customer Support Specialist for MessageNet systems. She graduated from Vassar College with a history degree and has since taught English in Tokyo and worked as customer support for Nook at Barnes and Noble. In her spare time, she enjoys writing (she's currently working on her first novel), learning languages (currently improving her Japanese), practicing martial arts, playing video games, and travel.

Best Practices for a Safe Environment

Last week, I wrote about how important it is to have a plan for emergency events. More lives are saved when a plan is in place and everyone knows what to do, rather than simply reacting to the situation. The … Read More…

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Don’t Be Surprised by Emergencies

While everyone hopes that emergency situations don’t arise, it’s important to not let one take you by surprise. According to Campus Security Magazine, your emergency alert system is ‘only as good as your plan’. Having a plan in place for … Read More…

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Prepare For the Worst

All technology eventually fails. Cars, phones, tablets, computers, even MessageNet servers. MessageNet Connections, which is often heavily relied upon for both everyday and emergency communications, is software and web browser-based. However, the hardware that supports it unfortunately cannot last forever. … Read More…

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Using Web Links in Emergency Messaging

The internet can be a powerful messaging tool, especially when it comes to getting specific information out to specific people in an emergency situation. MessageNet Connections can provide links to web pages that pop up and load on PCs when … Read More…

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The Benefits of Barricading

In light of the recent shootings at the Navy Base in Washington, D.C., it’s important to think about what our responses should be in an emergency. In situations with an active shooter, locking the door is one of the quickest … Read More…

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The Trouble with Weather Alerts

We’re often asked if we can automate weather alerts from the National Weather Service. While this is possible with MessageNet Connections, it’s not recommended. Weather alerts are often broadcast to a very large area and aren’t always relevant to specific … Read More…

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MessageNet PA capabilities

Most people think of PA as being a simple audio tool. Pick up a phone and speak and your voice will be transmitted to speakers all over the building. While MessageNet does have the capability to transmit to any combination … Read More…

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Cameras in classrooms

Cameras in classrooms are a valuable tool for a variety of reasons. They can be used for video conferences or for classroom-based morning announcements. They can even be used for classroom observation, which can be a useful resource for teachers to … Read More…

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Record Live PA

MessageNet already offers one of the most versatile and comprehensive PA systems on the market. We’ve recently added the ability to automatically record any announcement that is spoken live over a PA. This is useful because that same message can … Read More…

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Save a PowerPoint as a Video

MessageNet Connections users with Microsoft PowerPoint (version 2012 or later) now have the option to save a PowerPoint presentation as a video file. This makes displaying a presentation on a MessageNet MediaPort a lot simpler. PowerPoint presentations have often had … Read More…

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