Menu path: Structure tree > Devices > [Directories] > [Name of the device] > Other Commands > Send Message

You can send a message to any device. The message will be displayed to the user immediately. Messages to devices are enabled and configured under UMS Administration > Global Configuration > Messages to Devices; see Messages to Devices

You can launch the editor via the context menu in the Device node or via the main menu: Devices > Other Commands > Send Message.

Devices with firmware from IGEL OS 10.03.100 can display these formatted messages. With older firmware versions, the message will be without formatting.

Under Select Template, you can choose from various format templates. These include preset templates and those that you created under UMS Administration > Global Configuration > Messages to Devices:

  • {01 template: Info}: For informative texts, with an information symbol
  • {02 template: Warning}: For warning texts, with an attention symbol
  • {03 template: Error}: For error messages, with an error symbol
  • {04 template: Custom Icon}: Freely configurable message with its own symbol (see below)
  • {05 template: Alert}: Red alarm message, with an information symbol and a table with a moving bell symbol
  • {06 template: Blue}: Blue message window, with an IGEL symbol
  • ... own templates ...

Own Icon

In order to distribute your own icon from the UMS, select a PNG file which should not be bigger than 4 kB.

Users who have the right to send messages can view all saved templates and change them for an immediate message. However, these changes will not be saved.

In order to save templates, the user will need to write rights on the Messages to Devices node.

In order to format the text, you can either use the integrated toolbar or you can create HTML snippets using an expert tool and insert them using copy and paste.

A message may have up to 7,000 characters including the formatting elements.