The Simple Beeper alert sends a numeric message to a simple numeric pager by simulating the touch-tone key presses. Use the Simple Beeper alert to send failure and recovery notifications to a simple beeper using numerical values, spaces, and ipMonitor alert tokens that contain only numeric data.
The alert uses TAPI or Direct Port Access to communicate with a modem. You can set a delay period after the modem connects with the provider before it keys in the message. The alert supports selectable COM ports and ipMonitor alert tokens.
Beeper hardware requirements
The Simple Beeper alert requires the following hardware on the ipMonitor host computer:
- COM port for your modem
- Hayes-compatible modem 2400 baud or faster
- Dedicated telephone line that allows ipMonitor to page administrators
The dedicated telephone line cannot be shared with a Remote Access Server (RAS). Even at idle, the RAS owns the communication port to watch for and connect to incoming callers.