The package comprises the PageMe (Windows™) software application, a paging transmitter and a PC-to-transmitter interconnecting cable.
The Salcom paging transmitter interfaces directly to a serial port on the computer using the cable provided, and is mounted away from the computer to prevent interference. The standard local antenna provides satisfactory coverage for most applications, but where it is necessary to provide extended coverage an external antenna can be provided.
This version of the software is intended for use on a single PC and is not suitable for networking (please see “PageMe-Central” for this capability).
The software does not require a dedicated computer and can be used on a PC which is utilised for other applications.
Full on-line and context sensitive help is available simplifying the system configuration and maintenance tasks such as deleting or modifying users and groups.
There are 10 “buttons” which can be programmed with frequently used messages and a single button provided for resending the last message.
The program can handle an unlimited number of individual pagers or groups and messages can be sent to individual pagers or groups of pagers.
A log of all calls is retained for reference as required.
As an additional feature, some transmitters can be pre-programmed to send a particular message to a specific pager when one of up to twelve inputs are activated. These inputs require either a switch or a clean relay contact. Using this facility, a night bell could be programmed to page an on-site security guard, or a switch at the inwards goods area could page a storeman.
Many organisations have a problem communicating with staff who are on the move within their premises which could be solved by the installation of an on-site paging system.