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Remote Workstation Monitoring Method and System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122860D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 4 page(s) / 153K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Andoh, Y: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a remote workstation monitoring system which displays the screen of each workstation and the transaction information. The layout (sequence of the remote workstation's screen, size, colors, attributes) of the screen can be customized and it dynamically changes depending on the status of the workstation.

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Remote Workstation Monitoring Method and System

      Disclosed is a remote workstation monitoring system which
displays the screen of each workstation and the transaction
information.  The layout (sequence of the remote workstation's
screen, size, colors, attributes) of the screen can be customized and
it dynamically changes depending on the status of the workstation.

Fig. 1 shows an example of this monitoring program:
  1.  Numbers / Size of each sub-screen are customizable
  2.  Error notification by display area, color, size change
  3.  The sequence of the sub-screens is dynamically updated by
       the status change of the following:
      o  Transaction status
      o  Error, Warning status
      o  Stock status of coins, bills
      o  Usage status of the workstation
  4.  By double clicking the sub-screen, the user can control
       the remote work station using the same user interface on
       the remote workstation.
  5.  Monitored work stations are selectable.

      The most important merit is that this new remote workstation
monitoring program shows a real time status of each remote
workstation at a time, so the user does not need to do anything
special but needs to just watch the monitoring screen.  Also, a
graphical user interface  makes the user aware of any errors/troubles
on the remote workstations  easily.  If any problem happened on the
remote workstation, the notification will be displayed on the
monitoring screen by defined status  change, such as sub-screen size,
color, position or attribute, and the  remote workstation can be
controlled from the monitoring screen as if the  operator is in front
of the remote workstation's screen.  A condition of  each status
chang...