A touch screen computer (or tablet etc) is strongly recommended so that sign ins can be electronically captured. A device with a connected keyboard is beneficial as it allows visitors to type in their name, but also for registered members to find their name easier.
If you are using a 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 in the Utilities menu. The menu on the left of the SMS pages will allow you to navigate to the Inbox, Send, Outbox and Sent.Inbox
The number in the brackets on the menu item will state how many unread messages there are.
The Inbox holds messages that have been sent to MOVAT. You can select the date range as you wish (it defaults to the last month).Send
This is where you can send SMS and is pretty self-explanatory. Note the following:
The outbox holds messages that are scheduled to be sent at a later time. You can cancel the message from this page.Sent
The sent page displays messages that are sent during the defined period, and also shows the number of SMS sent.
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.