NOTE: This product version has been deprecated should be replaced with Omnilert Desktop Alert v2 which is a new endpoint with a new client application.
Omnilert Desktop Alert provides the ability to send alerts to desktop devices, such as Windows PCs or Macs. (See Endpoints: Desktop Alert (Legacy) )
The desktop alerting endpoint includes its own grouping to allow targeted messages to desktop devices.
To create a new group, click the Add Group button:
Adding desktops to desktop device groups
In order to target PCs with desktop alerts, the PCs must have the Omnilert Desktop Alert app installed, be registered with Omnilert (running the app), and then be added to a group by an admin.
To add one or more PCs to a device group, go to the Devices tab, then simply select the PC from the list of devices, and then select Add to Group from the menu.
A window will appear allowing you to select the desired group for these devices. Select the appropriate group and click Add to group.
Viewing desktops currently in a Device Group
To view the devices within an ODA Device Group, go to the Devices tab and use the "Search" at the top of the list. Change the search to filter by Group and then select the group you'd like to review.
Sending a desktop alert to a Device Group
By default, Omnilert Desktop Alert (ODA) will send to all devices with the desktop alert client. If you wish to target desktop device groups, you need to specify such while composing the message.
When composing an alert, click on the Desktop alert endpoint in your endpoints list:
In the options for the Desktop Alert endpoint, select the Groups tab:
Select the desired group(s) and then click Update details to return to the message composer and continue to compose your outgoing message.
As you may expect, selecting a device group will target the desktop devices in that specific group and not other PCs.
Important notice about Desktop Alert's Device Groups
Desktop Alert device groups are not the same groupings as Subscriber Groups.
As ODA is designed to reach devices (PCs) and not people, its groups are not linked to subscribers in any way.
So, these groups must be operated and maintained separately.