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Code Blue celebrates 30th anniversary

HOLLAND, Mich. – Founded in 1989, Code Blue Corp. is celebrating its 30th anniversary as a manufacturer of emergency communication solutions.


March 19, 2019
By SP&T Staff
SP&T Staff

The firm says Code Blue was founded when the University of Illinois at Chicago selected its signature design from several candidates for a project that involved the installation of security standards on campus. From there, the trademarked cylindrical pedestal that is now commonly known as the “Blue Light Emergency Phone” was born, and it remains a security standard at thousands of education, corporate, hospital, airport and municipal locations around the world.

“Our goal remains the same for the future: provide increased levels of flexibility, scalability and interoperability without sacrificing the reliability and durability that is synonymous with the Code Blue brand,” CEO David Cook said, in a prepared statement. “We want to use our 30 years of experience to help locations continue to enjoy the value of safety and security.”

Code Blue says it has greatly expanded its product line to adapt to the shifting technological landscape. In 1997, it developed its first hands-free analog emergency speakerphone, and in 2010 launched its IP speakerphone line. The ToolVox Media Gateway made its debut in 2009, while Blue Alert MNS (mass notification system) was released in 2013.