Cooper Notification Adds Desktop Popups to Alert Choices
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Cooper Notification has launched Cooper Desktop Notification, which allows users to send real-time emergency alerts to computer desktops across the network. The new release is powered by the company's Roam Secure Alert Network emergency text and voice alerting system.
"Cooper Desktop Notification turns computer desktops into emergency notification devices," said Scott Hearn, company president. "It is a powerful and cost-effective communications tool to add to the emergency communications plan of any organization."
The new service allows authorized administrators to send audio and visual alerts to all recipients or targeted groups who are logged onto the network. These intrusive alerts act as partial-screen pop-up notifications and take precedence over all other open windows and programs. It provides two-way communications for delivery confirmation and user response. Compatible with Windows XP and Vista, the release enables organizations to customize their desktop pop-up screens and provide links to access maps, evacuation routes, and additional emergency information.
The company's notification platform can communicate with subscribers through voice calls to landline and cell phones, text messages, pager, e-mail alerts, computer desktop notification, and postings on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter as well as through its WAVES "giant voice" outdoor speakers and the Safepath indoor notification system from Cooper Wheelock.
Roam Secure Alert Network is in use at multiple Virginia colleges, as well as the University of Texas at San Antonio, and others.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.