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Windows desktop pager
Updated July 2012 (XP Vista and Windows 7 version 32 and 64 bit)
Windows Vista Gadget desktop pager
Updated March 2009
Mac desktop pager
Updated July 2012 (Snow Leopard OS X10.6.8)
The Desktop pager is directly linked to our crew pagers. When the crew are mustered by a pager call, it triggers a Desktop pager alert (Desktop pager by design has a 20 minute delay) . However, there are occasions when lifeboats launch without being paged. This could be because they are on exercise, are attending in support of another lifeboat or because the crew have been summoned by other means.
The Desktop pager can therefore best be taken as an indication of lifeboat activity rather than a definitive account of launches.
The RNLI has tested this application on all mainstream/leading operating systems including Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7. However, due to the wide range of computer formats currently available we cannot guarantee that it will work satisfactorily in all instances. For this reason we are also unable to provide support for this application.