Desktop Notification Software

The InformaCast® Desktop Notifier™ is a lightweight client application that displays text and/or audio mass notification broadcasts from InformaCast on Windows and Mac desktop computers.





The InformaCast Desktop Notifier allows organizations to display a pop-up window on top of other running applications to inform users of important information, including hyperlinks to security camera feeds, documentation and more.

Four Ways to alert

Using InformaCast Desktop Notifier, mass notifications can be sent in four ways from InformaCast Advanced or InformaCast Fusion:

  • Pop-ups – messages supersede all other open windows on the screen.
  • Ticker Text – messages appear along the bottom of the screen.
  • Toast Notifications – messages appear briefly in the corner of the screen; users can click for more information.
  • Tray Notifications – small number appears over the icon in dashboard or dock, indicating a new message is available

Configure initial display type from InformaCast Fusion Web Interface


  • Broadcast an emergency mass notification or alert to computer desktops
  • Notifications “pop-up” in front of other applications to alert users
  • Audio automatically plays out of the computer speakers 
  • Audio can be live, ad-hoc or pre-recorded
  • Users immediately identify communications as important because they are branded with the colors and logo of the organization
  • View security cameras, websites and additional information via hyperlinks
  • Easily deploy and manage as part of IT infrastructure
  • Scalable to organizations of every size
  • Customize to match organization brand guidelines
  • Include options for message confirmation

Easy Installation and Configuration

Installation and configuration can be done individually or en masse. Mac or Windows computers running the InformaCast Desktop Notifier will automatically register to your InformaCast server as IP Speakers, and be added to designated recipient groups.

Technical Requirements

You must have a successful installation of InformaCast Fusion or InformaCast Advanced (see Supported Releases), with a license key/subscription with allocated endpoint licenses in order to send a mass notification to computer desktops. 

The InformaCast Desktop Notifier can be installed individually or en masse on an Intel-based computer running:

  • Windows 10 (either 32-bit or 64-bit x86 with a minimum of Microsoft .NET 4.6.2) including kiosk mode
  • Mac OS X 10.11 or newer

It also supports multiple virtual desktop infrastructures:

  • Citrix XenDesktop 7.4 or newer
  • VMware Horizon 7 or newer
  • VMware vSphere 6.5 or higher

View all InformaCast Desktop Notifier Documentation and InformaCast Desktop Notifier Compatibility matrix


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