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
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.
SNS Global Controls Group