pcounter_watch - Printer Surveillance

Watch printers and fix certain bugs in the vendor application from the outside.

Duration: Oct 2010 - Dec 2010
Size: Small
Employer: Geographic Institute - University of Z├╝rich
Skills used: Linux Ruby SMB / NIS Administration & Deployment


The geographic institute has shared printers on each level of the building, 6 in total. This application watches the printers and fixes certain conditions where they would go offline and not be available for the customer anymore. Before we had this, somebody had to watch an application window all day and fix these conditions when they happen. This application has thus saved at least 1 person hour per day.

Last modified: 30. May 2012