Bannister Lake releases school closures system

Canadian graphic display company Bannister Lake has released BL Snow Day, a school closures and local community events system for broadcasters, schools, municipalities and digital signage networks.

BL Snow Day’s Web based workflow provides an unlimited number of content moderators the ability to schedule content for future playout and set story expiration. Automation and editorial tools enable staff to manage community events, local news stories, images and video content, and organize it into reusable topics and playlists ready for broadcast, according to a press release issued by the company.

For broadcasters, BL Snow Day helps local TV stations generate and broadcast realtime critical school closures and bus cancellations or delays due to inclement weather on any platform, including digital signage, Web and mobile.

The system is compatible with RSS, XML, ODBC or JSON feeds as well.

“Your school closure solution shouldn’t be complicated to install, integrate or operate when you’re looking to share local information with your viewers quickly and efficiently,” said Pete Challinger, VP U.S. Business Development at Bannister Lake, in a statement issued by the company. “BL Snow Day is easy to integrate and easy to learn. It eliminates your manual copy and paste workflows, and it offers good value for call letter stations, schools and government agencies looking to add closure coverage or update their existing systems.”