The Blaser Emergency Alert Messaging System is an alert system for Windows computers in a network environment. This is a client-server application. The client runs as a system service on your workstations and when an alert message is sent, all computers instantly display the full-screen alert message. This display overrides any other display window the user may have been working on. The particular computer needs to be powered on and connected to the LAN, of course. The Blaser Emergency Alert Messaging System displays a large, noticeable, flashing, attention-getting message, no user need to be logged on. Messages could thus be sent to users on a complete campus of an academic institution or a large organization. This will be really useful to users in case of disasters such as floods/fire, etc. and other emergency situations.
The BEAMS client establishes a connection to the BEAMS server and runs in the background. The clients would keep listening for your emergency broadcasts to alert of emergencies like tornadoes, hurricanes, chemical spills, terrorist attacks, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc. this tool can be configured with five different distinct alert levels. A text message, a graphic and or a sound can be played easily. There is a silent test-mode (to test client connectivity) and Balloon Popup notification (for non-emergency alerts). These messages are able to grab the attention of all users and you can use the same system for telling users what to do during the current problem. Unlike e-mails, which may not be looked at by users, these messages are displayed right away. This is a good tool.