[AG-TECH] Doorbell for the grid?

Brian Tieman tieman at aps.anl.gov
Wed Apr 12 08:34:31 CDT 2006


But only if you looking at your email...or have your email forwarded to 
a pager, etc...

We'd like to leave an AG room open and live at an APS beamline where 
people will be working on equipment and not necessarily looking at 
computers--or at least not the computers running the AG.  If a 
collabarator wants checks in via the grid--the will see the guys 
working, but how do you remotely tap a guy on the shoulder to make him 
look up from his work to notice you?  The phone works, of course, but a 
way to ring a bell and/or light up a strobe would be very usefull to us.



Tom Coffin wrote:

> email notifications via the agscheduler work pretty well.
> _________________________________________
> At 02:07 PM 4/11/2006, Brian Tieman wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> We're hoping to use the AG in more of an "always on" environment for 
>> collaboration with users.  We'd be doing this at an experimental 
>> facility where people will generally be paying more attention to the 
>> facility equipment than a random user who may pop in to collaborate, 
>> monitor, etc...And so we're looking for something like a doorbell or 
>> telephone ringer that would alert someone at the facility that a 
>> remote collaborator may wish to chat with them.
>> Has anyone implemented something like this?  I can think of a couple 
>> of ways to go about it, but thought if anyone had a "standard" 
>> solution, we could just glom onto that.
>> Thanks!
>> Brian Tieman
>> Advanced Photon Source
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