[AG-TECH] Doorbell for the grid?

Thomas D. Uram turam at mcs.anl.gov
Thu Apr 13 12:45:26 CDT 2006

I've been in your environment, so have an idea what you need.

I think the USB light or a bell is a fine idea, and could imagine
some notification app with different options for notification.
If you were using a bluetooth headset, you could use the AG
audio for notification (but who wants to wear a bluetooth
headset all day just in case?).

I also think it would be cool to integrate bluetooth cellphones
in for notification.  If you're in range and someone pokes you,
your phone could ring or vibrate...


On 4/13/06 9:51 AM, Brian Tieman wrote:
> Tom,
> Hehe--you've obviously never worked at a synchrotron!  The area where 
> people generally sit is a cluttered messs of comuters and 
> electronics--wires and monitors cover most--if not all--available wall 
> space.
> We currently use headphones for the audio as echo cancelation is not 
> cost effective or likely to work well in such a noisy environment (it 
> can top 60db white noise at times).  I do not believe there is any 
> practical way to use the AG audio channel for getting someones attention.
> Brian
> Tom Coffin wrote:
>> Are there any/some wall/screen spaces where projections can be used
>> at a scale significant enough to attract your attention while at
>> work on the beamline equipment?
>> _________________________________________
>> At 08:29 AM 4/13/2006, Brian Tieman wrote:
>>> The beamline is a noisy place where people are focused on their 
>>> experiments
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