Free: Windows has it's netsend command that should work.
Paid: There are probably cheaper programs out there that do exactly what
you are talking about, but take a look at http://www.networklookout.com/.
It is designed to be a computer monitoring system, which allows you to
see all the computers, remote them, yadda yadda. One of the features is a
I use it on our school labs, so teachers can monitor students and
lock/shutdown computers remotely. And I use personally to work on peoples
computers, or watch software that is being installed. But because you
can get a site license the cost to make it become a broad cast system is
the same. The current ed site license is $299.
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School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>Greetings, fellow IT'ers..
>We are looking into software which would allow us to use the school
>computers as alerting devices ... basically sending out a broadcast
>message to all network computers which would display instant emergency
>notifications on the monitors.
>I picture some kind of agent software on all the computers which is
>actively listening for input (which could be sent from any computer on
>campus, just like anyone should be able to pull a fire alarm from
>anywhere on campus).
>There are, obviously, some nuts and bolts issues assoc with this (power,
>insurance that computers are on and visible by Deaf, how is alert message
>Is anyone aware of a way to do this (inexpensively) ......perhaps we
>could press our old windows 98 machines back into service (smile)
>Austine School for the Deaf