[AG-TECH] Doorbell for the grid?

Thomas D. Uram turam at mcs.anl.gov
Wed Apr 12 08:50:59 CDT 2006

Well, if the audio is on at the beamline, the remote researchers could just 
begin talking
to the guys on the beamline, right?  The beamline is likely a noisy 
environment, so
this may not be heard well, but just as much as some tone, I would think. 
Maybe I'm thinking
of the situation differently than you are; clarify as needed.


On 4/12/06 8:34 AM, Brian Tieman wrote:
> Tom,
> 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.
> Thanks!
> Brian
> 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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