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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

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