Up to 10 sites / pages can be polled sequentially at a specified time period. Monitoring is performed using ping (smtp) and (echo) as well as browser load (cached or uncached). Sitemonitor creates performance graphs using a benchmark site for comparison. Sites that are down or unreachable are logged and can be emailed to a specified address at a regular time interval.
Site status can be flagged using either a pop up alert window or voice. The voice alert makes use of TTS (text to speech) - Windows built in speech API (SAPI). You will obviously need a sound card and speaker for voice notification to work. The quality of speech in Windows Vista is very good. With a bit of tweaking in XP you will be able to achieve acceptable speech quality. Sitemonitor can also be set to run in silent mode with simple pop up notification if preferred.
The last 10 ping times for each monitored site are shown graphically with colour coded speed bands. The internet connection or control site is also colour coded to give you an indication of network traffic consistency. Browser load times (if load monitoring is on) are also displayed for either cached or uncached site loads. The primary url or control site is used as a benchmark for tests and to monitor internet connectivity.
Sitemonitor pings (icmp or echo) the control site every minute when a test is not running. It does not 'dial out' it simply attempts to connect to the target url and notifies you when SM cannot contact the control site - for this reason the control site needs to be highly reliable. We suggest using Yahoo or Google or similar site.
SM Browser or 'snap shot' viewer
The application monitors up to 12 sites or pages simultaneously using browser load only. Sites or pages that don't load correctly are red flagged. This application gives the user a quick status 'snap shot' of all monitored sites or pages. This application can only be run in conjunction with the Sitemonitor main program.
Changelog for this release:
* modified speech routine
* fixed local Geolocation lookup not refreshing in some instances
* fixed Geolocation IP number calculation not updating in some instances
* adjusted TTL on connection test and ip look up
* fixed occasional false positive on TTS sub system
Minimum specs : 16 bit colour, 1024x768, sound card, reliable internet connection.