OIT to upgrade Alertus server

OIT will be upgrading the server for Alertus Monday Feb. 17, starting at 8:30 a.m. and ending by 12:30 p.m. Alertus is an emergency notification system that is installed and running in the background on most computers on the Fairbanks, Kuskokwim, Northwest and Bristol Bay campuses. Alertus provides popup messages on computer screens and wall beacons during emergencies. For Mac computers, the software may be displayed as a small round yellow icon in the upper right-hand corner of the desktop. On PCs, the icon may be visible in the lower right-hand corner. During this upgrade window, alerts will not be sent to computers or to the yellow wall beacons on these campuses. The round icon on Macs and PCs may change from yellow to red and back again during the upgrade cycle. The wall beacons may also display “Offline” during this process.

For information about other methods of alert notification at UAF or to update your contact information for alerts, visit uafalert.alaska.edu.