Customizing the Prefix Used for Urgent Broadcasts

You can add a property to modify the prefix used for urgent broadcasts.

By default, Vocera uses the prefix 666 for urgent broadcasts. A user can enter the sequence 666 followed by a group's telephone extension to make an urgent broadcast to the Vocera devices of all members of the group.

To change the prefix for urgent broadcasts, add the following property to the properties.text file:

Property Description


Prefix used for urgent broadcasts to the desk extension for a group. The default value is 666.

Note: If you modify the properties.txt file, you must stop and start the Voice Service to load the properties into memory.

For example, the following entry in \vocera\server\properties.txt sets the prefix for urgent broadcasts to 557:

# Prefix for urgent broadcasts
TelBroadcast = 557