Mass Notification for Chromebooks Now Available via InformaCast

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Mass Notifications for Chromebooks

The tools people use to work and communicate are always changing, but the need to reach everyone quickly during an emergency never does. A mass notification system that is able to adapt to new technologies will help you share the right information to the right devices at the right time. This includes devices like Chromebooks which are becoming popular tools in K12, higher education, and other industries because they are cost-effective and can still perform many of the same functions as traditional laptops.

According to Statista, around 17 million Chromebooks were shipped in 2019, and that number is expected to go up in 2020. To help leverage Chromebooks as part of an organization’s mass notification ecosystem, Singlewire Software can now send InformaCast alerts to these devices. In this blog post, we’ll outline how InformaCast users can now leverage InformaCast and Chromebooks to send critical mass notifications that keep people safe and informed.

Download the App

InformaCast Mobile and InformaCast Fusion customers can now reach Chromebooks by downloading the InformaCast Mobile app from the Google Play store onto their device. That device can then be registered to a user along with their other contact information to receive InformaCast mass notifications. These messages are sent from the InformaCast cloud and can reach the Chromebook wherever it is, as long as it has internet connectivity. Messages appear within the app and can include text, audio, and images. Messages can also be configured to require the recipient to respond to a simple question. This could be to acknowledge that they have read the notification or to alert administrators that they are in need of assistance.

This can be particularly useful for organizations that have had to move to remote operations in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to emergency alerts and schedule changes, InformaCast notifications sent to Chromebooks can include health and safety reminders, and even be used as a substitute school bell to signal when classes are over.

Reach People Quickly

If your organization needs a cost-effective mass notification solution and needs it implemented quickly, InformaCast Mobile offers the best option for communicating with your people. In addition to messages sent to Chromebooks. InformaCast Mobile notifications can be delivered as SMS text messages, push notifications, email, and recorded audio messages, and email to mobile phones. This means you can reach people directly on a device they often are carrying with them. Combining that ability with notifications that reach Chromebooks means you can reach more devices and make it more likely that someone sees a message quickly.

Learn more about adding InformaCast Mobile

Implementing InformaCast Mobile now also helps organizations establish a strong foundation for upgrading to InformaCast Fusion should you need to reach on-premises devices in the future. InformaCast Fusion uses the same user interface as InformaCast Mobile and offers the ability to add notifications to IP phones, IP speakers, desktop computers, digital signage and other on-premises devices for receiving and triggering mass notifications. The more devices and delivery methods your organization can leverage the more likely it is that everyone receives a message and can take actions that minimize disruptions and keep them safe.

 

 

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