Playing a Sound When a New MOM Alert Comes In

We had another one of those interesting threads on an internal distribution alias today about playing a sound when a new alert comes into MOM.  While MOM doesnt support this natively, the contributors to this thread came up with some interesting options:

 

  • Instead of or in addition to playing a sound you can have a beacon go off like this one:

Apparently someone wrote an MP to hook up to this device.  Read more here (only in Japanese – sorry):

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=108BA350-F8B8-47BE-8889-1859B5AD8C12&displaylang=ja

Details on the device can be found here:

http://www.patlite.com/visible/nhm.htm

  • You could use the speach APIs to actually have MOM read off the names of the alerts to you[:)].  Check out this article:

http://www.faqshop.com/mom/alerts/mom%20make%20sound%20or%20popup.htm#Top

  • You could simply write a script similar to the one above which queries the DB through the MOM SDK looking for new alerts and use the Beep function in your favorite programming language.
  • Also take a look at the Operator Console Notifier in the Resource Kit.  It puts a item in your system tray and pops toast.