Eastern DataComm Announces US Patent Approval for Automated Emergency Notification System

Hackensack-based Eastern DataComm, a leader in communication solutions for businesses, schools and municipalities in New Jersey and the NY Metro Area, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent for an element of Eastern DataComm’s proprietary LENS (Lockdown and Emergency Notification System) solution.

The LENS solution incorporates this patented technology to more effectively allow schools, libraries, municipalities or businesses to immediately and automatically notify everyone (inside and outside the buildings) that an emergency event has commenced. Components of the comprehensive and uniquely designed notification solution include flashing strobes/lights, LED sign boards, paging system announcements, phone system and PC alerts, calls to 911 and key administrators, as well as wireless strobes/lights and speakers. Eastern DataComm’s proprietary controller connects these components which can be activated during an emergency situation via dialing a code on any phone within the building, a ‘mushroom-style’ Lock Down plunger button in key locations, or optionally via an administrator’s smart phone app.

“To have the US Patent and Trademark office approve our patent is significant”, said Al Harnisch, President of Eastern DataComm. “It underscores what makes us different.  We understand the need for this kind of solution, knowing what is truly important, and we continue to invest time and energy in making it exactly what our customers require.  This latest honor from the US Patent Office allows us to continue our greater goal of improving the safety technology at schools, municipalities and businesses throughout our region.”

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