So we were chatting the other day, and this thread came up:
It occurred to me that a simple (Arduino, for example) device that could subscribe to hints and get presence information from the server could be really handy. Has anyone ever looked at what it would take (or know of project) to not “BE” a phone, but still watch some of these SIP things?
I actually have several ideas for this, including things like controlling lights from the phone system, marking rooms in a waiting/holding area with the current status of the person in the room/cell, message waiting LEDs, etc. I want to make it as simple as possible, but don’t necessarily want to start working from bare metal.
In my first iteration, the box would be “read only” and would be “cleared” by the underlying action (no messages, presence set to “none”, etc.). The second iteration might have a “clear” button that would clear the hint/presence, but that’s down the line.