[AG-TECH] Doorbell for the grid?
tieman at aps.anl.gov
Thu Apr 13 13:08:30 CDT 2006
I tried getting a bluetooth audio stack to work in windows--it didn't
seem possible at the time. Do you know, have things changed? Has
anyone gotten a bluetooth headset to work under WinXp. I was able to
get the headphones recognized from Windows, but they woudln't
communicate audio. I forget the specifics now, but I remember seeing
lots of stuff on the web at the time that Windows audio stack couldn't
yet support bluetooth...
We do want bluetooth to rid ourselves of wires but I also agree that who
wants to were a headset just in case? It's also very likely that the
scientists will just wander off with them...
Thomas D. Uram wrote:
> 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:
>> 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
>> 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
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