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):
Details on the device can be found here:
- You could use the speach APIs to actually have MOM read off the names of the alerts to you[:)]. Check out this article:
- 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.