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For PBX monitoring applications, T/Mon's most important ability is its ASCII Text Processor software module. In fact, PBX monitoring is the reason that the ASCII Text Processor was created.
In theory, ASCII text messages are a good idea. They're human-readable, so anyone can simply monitor a printed or on-screen view of new alerts from your PBX. The problem, of course, is that humans are not as reliable as a computer for monitoring purposes. People have to take breaks and sleep, and they can get distracted. And even a 100% reliable person who never has to sleep or use the restroom still has to get paid every hour. That's what makes computer-based monitoring of text-based alarms so important.
It's the rare ability to break down virtually any text message - using rules you specify - that makes T/Mon such a powerful PBX monitoring tool. An alarm message that's been analyzed by T/Mon can automatically trigger alerts based on the severity of the alarm. You can get an email or a text message for important PBX alarms while you're at home, but you won't be bothered by less important issues that can wait until tomorrow.
Here's a quick diagram of the process T/Mon uses to interpret an incoming ASCII message from your PBX:
T/Mon LNX will break down the ASCII text messages from your PBX and convert them to computer-readable alarms that can trigger on-screen alerts, email notifications, text messages to your cell phone, and other notification types.
T/Mon is an excellent PBX monitoring tool, but it's likely that you'll be able to use it for other monitoring needs as well. For more details, visit the T/Mon LNX overview page.