London, 13 November, 2012 - PageOne Communications, the UK’s leading provider of mobile messaging solutions to the public and enterprise sectors, today announced the launch of its Responder Smartphone App for BlackBerry, Apple iOS and Android devices. Responder offers resilient closed-user group messaging for organisations looking to improve operational efficiency and ensure important messages and alerts reach Smartphone users quickly and securely.
Capitalising on the strengths of the 2-way Responder Pager, the Responder app extends 2-way paging’s core alerting features to the Smartphone world to provide a separate secure messaging channel. With distinctive pop-up and audible alerting, a separate Inbox and 2-way reply options the Responder App ensures important real-time operational and emergency messages rise above the clutter of everyday email and SMS. Users can also be sure messages are delivered read and responded to by individuals or large groups.
“The ever increasing amount of email and SMS messages received on mobile devices means critical operational messages can often be missed”, says Nigel Gray, Director, PageOne Communications. “Responder separates and elevates operational messaging and alerting, and leverages two-way and GPS capability to assist in the real-time management and direction of field resource.”
As well as supporting GPS location services, Responder incorporates a Status Update facility that allows staff to indicate their current availability, allowing more intelligent, targeted messaging, for example only sending to those staff currently available, or directing staff nearest to an incident.
The Responder app also offers optional Lone Worker features to provide additional support and peace-of-mind for field-based operatives. As well as an SOS alert button, the Lone Worker mode delivers a periodic welfare-check alert which must be acknowledged by the user, without which an SOS alert including a GPS location is automatically generated.
PageOne’s Responder messaging service requires no server/network hardware or software to be installed or maintained, and seamlessly integrates fully with PageOne’s award-winning Connect and Flare Cloud-based messaging suite and other third party systems.
For further information on PageOne’s Smartphone Responder Application, please visithttp://www.pageone.co.uk/services/smartphone-responder-app