Webcast: Why Integrators Can No Longer Afford to Ignore MNEC

Learn metrics on demand for mass notification emergency communication solutions, plus the basics on how to deliver MNEC to clients across all markets in this free web event.

By MNEC Staff

October 28, 2013

Event Date: November 21, 2013
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Tom LeBlanc, editor, Commercial Integrator and
Chuck Wilson, executive director, NSCA
Scott Lord, executive officer, All Systems
John Tommaney, director of emergency management, Boston College

Let’s be frank. Mass notification emergency communication (MNEC) is a solution that integrators and organizations wish they didn’t have to worry about, but they can no longer afford that luxury.

Headlines break all too frequently with news of school shootings, workplace tragedies and life-threatening weather events.

Organizations need communication solutions to help their people become informed of dangerous circumstances and of precautions to take. Clear communication requires professional audio, networking and video solutions and, therefore, a coordinated effort between integrators, security professionals and authorities having jurisdiction (AHJ).

In a K-12 school environment, for instance, “A little two-inch speaker and someone shooting instructions on the phone can’t overcome a room full of second-graders,” says Scott Lord, executive officer for Kansas City, Kan.-based integrator All Systems. An industry leader and MNEC innovator, Lord understands how an integrator can lead a team to pull together MNEC solutions for organizations across all markets.

“We’ve been able to bring everything together in a truly planned-out effort to help people,” he says. “It was our way of bringing together our years of experience in audio, [life safety] and some of the other components.”

MNEC solutions are critically in demand. It’s estimated to be a $1.5 billion industry in 2013 and will grow to $2.5 billion in 2014, according to NSCA executive director Chuck Wilson.

Wilson and Lord will join CI and editor Tom LeBlanc as well as John Tommaney, director of emergency management, Boston College, for an important web event, Why Integrators Can’t No Longer Afford to Ignore MNEC .

Wilson will outline the emerging category, quantify demand and recommend how integrators can use their skills to deliver these critical solutions. Lord will describe the basics of MNEC systems, focusing on what integrators and system designers really need to understand in order to excel at these mission-critical projects. Tommaney will add real-world perspective and analysis from his role as a critical MNEC decision maker at a major university.

The panelists will answer MNEC questions from audience members. Tweet your questions @MNECsite or email LeBlanc at

Register now for this free and invaluable web event.

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