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Monitor visible/audible detector of network status

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015067D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Dec-16
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20
Document File: 1 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a set of devices aimed to immediately perceive and understand the status of a network connection for computers linked inside a company's intranet or in public internet. The effective advantage would be that anyone in a large environment (say for instance: office test rooms, IT department offices, call centers, internet cafes,...) can constantly monitor a high number of workstations , being alerted as soon as a specific workstation encounters network problems or is hit by security hazards coming from the network. In the following paragraph it is described the practical implementation of this disclosure. A visible display is placed on top of the workstation's monitor, with these characteristics: it changes color based on the network state it transmits sounds based on particular network states it is able to show 'running' messages it is able to perceive and show broadcast messages coming from the network

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Monitor visible/audible detector of network status

Disclosed is a set of devices aimed to immediately perceive and understand the status of a network connection for computers linked inside a company's intranet or in public internet.

     The effective advantage would be that anyone in a large environment (say for instance: office test rooms, IT department offices, call centers, internet cafes,...) can constantly monitor a high number of workstations , being alerted as soon as a specific workstation encounters network problems or is hit by security hazards coming from the network.

     In the following paragraph it is described the practical implementation of this disclosure.

A visible display is placed on top of the workstation's monitor, with these characteristics: - it changes color based on the network state - it transmits sounds based on particular network states - it is able to show 'running' messages - it is able to perceive and show broadcast messages coming from the network

     The display is driven by imbedded software, that interfaces the networking software installed on the workstation, reciving input about the type of network connection and its status.

Part of the display is dedicated to a visible light that changes color: - GREEN means that the computer is safely connected inside the company intranet - YELLOW means that the computer is accessing allowed internet - RED means that computer is accessing an unsecure internet - BLINKING RED WITH SOUND means that the co...