This January is dedicated to the subject of e-mail. For example, we introduced the broadcast extension 'Email Dispatch' as our DAKS Module of the Month and last week presented the extension in detail.
'Email Dispatch' is one building block for reliable alerting and communication with DAKS. The fact that DAKS, like no other alarm server, accepts and converts messages from the most diverse (heterogeneous) infrastructures and can in turn output them in many different formats and media is one of the keys to this reliability. After all, what use would it be if an alarm server sends your service technician a fault message to his landline number while he can only be accessed via mobile phone? Or what if he finds himself in such a noisy environment that he can hardly or not at all listen to an announcement?
Such and many other circumstances are not the exception, but the rule in real working life, not least because workplaces and workflows are becoming increasingly mobile. DAKS therefore takes care of what you don't have to consider for every situation and issues each message in both language and text form. This in turn enables communication via various media and channels with the aim of reaching a person responsible for each task within the right time.
How an email becomes a call
So while our DAKS Module of the Month 'Email Dispatch' ensures that a broadcast call can also be sent as an email, there is also a corresponding DAKS solution for the opposite case: 'Mail2Phone'!
Fault messages are often issued by the triggers themselves in email format. This procedure is used when the physical transmission of data via contacts and cables is not indicated or too expensive, for example due to long distances. But is the responsible recipient actually reachable by email, e. g. due to on-call duty? And is the signalling of an email inbox sufficient to attract as much attention as a ring tone could attract in a call? With the 'Mail2Phone' extension module, DAKS converts the original email into a call, or even starts broadcast call processes stored in DAKS.
This makes the DAKS extension 'Mail2Phone' a further building block for high mobile accessibility and reliable alerting.