created an affordable small-office voicemail solution for
use with Panasonic hybrid telephone switches. This system
supports up to 16 extensions, and includes standard features
such as automated attendant, music-on-hold, customized greetings,
announcements, and remote message checking. Its PC architecture
allowed the implementation several novel enhancements, such
as e-mail delivery of messages, extensive logging, and dial-in
the software runs on older Pentium-based Linux servers and is compatible with inexpensive Rockwell-based
voicemail cards, the Bluel voicemail system is an affordable
alternative to higher-end proprietary systems. While developing
this project we made several useful extensions to the open
source modem drivers.
Voice messages can be delivered as e-mail
backups are an important part of every company's data protection
strategy. We have developed a backup selection utility for
use in multiuser Unix environments. This application allows
individual users to create custom pattern-based selection
rules in local configuration files distributed throughout
the volume. By enabling the administrator to delegate archive
decisions to individual users, smarter archiving decisions
can be made, significantly decreasing the overall backup footprint.
The system leverages the underlying permissions system, and
is portable to a wide variety of POSIX-based Unix systems.
Web Publishing Manager
has created a site manager application which uses an XML
specification to define the styles and hierarchy for a
collection of web documents. When this information changes,
the site manager propogates the changes across the entire
web site, automatically updating the HTML codes and regenerating
the images for bitmap buttons. The software was written in
Java, allowing it to be easily ported to most operating systems.