Rave Adds Back-End System Integration to Alert Service
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Rave Mobile Safety has released Rave Alert 4.0, an upgrade of its notification service. The new version includes simplified integration capabilities with back-end systems and more robust alerting capabilities.
A systems integration framework allows the administrator to integrate Rave Alert with student and learning management systems, from which the program can be synchronized and launched. Rave has partnered with Alertus Technologies, which has alert beacons, and ATI Systems, which sells wireless acoustics, to increase the reach of its alerts.
A new dynamic messaging layer increases the routes for alert delivery and provides confirmation of message delivery to recipients' handsets. Rave User Management APIs provide institutions with application programming interfaces to enable Rave Alert to participate in single sign-on models and become embedded within the university portal. A contact assurance feature regularly compares mobile phone numbers with carrier records to ensure that the numbers are valid and properly correspond with each user's current wireless carrier. A conference blasting feature allows the user to create automated outbound conference calls to first responders.
"Rave Alert already has a reputation for superior performance and reliability, in part achieved through its pre-existing multiple points of redundancy," said Raju Rishi, chief strategy officer and co-founder. "Rave Alert 4.0 introduces a significantly improved user and administrative experience and further leverages our strong relationships with higher education software vendors, aggregators, and emergency technology partners to build upon this already reliable infrastructure."
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter @schaffhauser.