Setting Text Message Enunciation Properties

By default, when a Vocera device receives an urgent Vocera Messaging Interface (VMI) message, the device plays an alert tone and then immediately plays the message along with the responses (if any) sent with the message. For all other text messages, a Vocera badge or VCS application plays an alert tone and displays the text of the message; a Vocera smartphone plays an alert tone and prompts you whether to open the message.

There are two properties you can set in the properties.txt file on the Vocera Server to control what types of text messages are played immediately on a badge or a Vocera smartphone:

The following table summarizes how the setting of these properties affects enunciation:

Value Enunciated messages

0

Urgent VMI messages, high-priority VMP alerts, and urgent text messages sent by email.

This setting is the default.

1

All urgent text messages.

2

All VMI messages.

Urgent messages continue to take priority. Their enunciation interrupts other messsages and does not allow interruption by lower-priority messages; instead, lower-priority messages are delivered but not enunciated.

3

All text messages.

Urgent messages continue to take priority. Their enunciation interrupts other messsages and does not allow interruption by lower-priority messages; instead, lower-priority messages are delivered but not enunciated.

4 - 9

None.