A touch screen device (2-in-1 laptop or tablet etc) is strongly recommended so that sign ins can be electronically captured. I can supply the device if you wish.
For a tablet - I recommend an Android tablet like the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1" tablet which can be had for between $300 and $400 during sales. Combine with a Bosstab Freedom mount for $130 delivered. You'll also need a timer so that the device isn't always on charge.
For a tablet - use Chrome as the browser. You can navigate to the login page (i.e. https://trial.movat.com.au/), tap on the "three dots" and then "Add to Home Screen". This will place a shortcut on the home screen of the device, which when opened, will not show the address bar (like in the images above). When you log in using the "SignIn" account, make sure to save the credentials to make it easier for your members.
If you are using a 2-in-1 Windows device, I recommend you do the following:
Sending SMS directly from MOVAT has the following benefits:
The cost to send an SMS is 10c each. Having a static, dedicated number is $25 per month. It is recommended to get a static number if you are plan to receive SMS into MOVAT, or use the integration between SMS replies and the Availability function. Having a static number allows recipients to save the number in their phones, assign it a specific notification tone and also bypass the "do not disturb" function.
Once terms have been agreed to, an account will be set up and the functionality enabled in MOVAT.
To authorise a number to be sent "from", go to Config SMS Settings and complete the form. Message templates and additional contacts can be set up in the same SMS Settings page.
Privileges will need to be enabled for each user under Config Users.
SMS can be found on the home page and in the utilities menu. The menu an the top of the SMS pages will allow you to navigate to the New SMS and the Conversation View.New SMS
This is where you can send SMS and is pretty self-explanatory. Note the following:
This page consolidates inbound messages, outbound messages and scheduled messages (which can be cancelled from this page). You can also reply directly to received messages.
Should the main MOVAT website be down, there is a backup SMS service. Please click here to access the instructions.
The availability function is a tool to assist the Duty Officer (DO) to obtain real-time feedback from members about their availability. The basic process would be:
Each member would have a PIN assigned (different from their usual MOVAT login). PINs can be reset in the Member Edit screen (under Admin), or reset by each member from the availability login (e.g. https://trial.movat.com.au/r_login.php)
This is used to sync member contact details (and the additional contacts) to a Google account. This Google account can then be put onto BGU phones so that the contacts are syncronised.
You will need a Google account. If you have G-Suite, then make a new account there, or just make a Gmail account.
To use this functionality - follow the steps below:
Please see the video below demonstrating the steps above.
Email groups allows you to confirgure MOVAT to forward emails to your members. For example, you could configure it to have emails that are sent to firstname.lastname@example.org are then forwarded to all of your active members.
There are a few things to note:
To configure an email group: