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Subject: Implementation of alarm handlers by EPICS users
From: "Munro Jr, John K." <munrojkjr@ornl.gov>
To: tech-talk <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 16:11:02 -0500

Hi All,

 

I want to find out what kind of audible warnings from alarm handlers are being used in the EPICS community and how they have been implemented.

 

Efforts to implement the EPICS Alarm Handler from APS here at SNS have not been as straightforward as initially anticipated.  In the case for some subsystems, the engineers are looking at alternative approaches that they consider to be more intuitive and easier to use.  Maybe one solution should not be expected to fit all situations.  Opinions about how alarms should be displayed, announced (audible warning systems), acknowledged, and logged cover a wide range of views.  We are at a stage of implementation where we could benefit from the experiences of others.

 

A particular area of interest is the use of audible alarms.  What is being used?  How are they implemented?

 

Comments, suggestions, lessons learned, anecdotes, histories, conference papers, etc., in this area would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks,

John Munro

SNS Global Controls Group


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Re: Implementation of alarm handlers by EPICS users Maren Purves
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