Trying to think of a good solution here and wondering if anyone has done anything similar.
In this system we have taken over for a new client, they have a file where a guy in the warehouse scans various barcodes that go into fields to mark shipments going out. The functionality of it all seems to work pretty well, the original developer did a great job.
The issue they have currently however, is that the script validates the data coming in from the barcode to make sure it is the right format, and if it is correct it uses the 'Beep' script step to make a noise. However as they say the guy doing the scanning is not very 'computer literate' and sometimes he will start scanning away while he is in another application or has the window minimised. When this happens the windows computer makes an alert noise to say something isn't right, which is of course the same noise that the FileMaker Beep script step uses.
So they say at this point he will have been happily scanning away hearing the beeps thinking everything is all good but of course it is not. If I try to put some custom sounds in interactive containers with auto play and use functionality like LuminFire's fmSoundPlayer, the sounds take way too long to render and even if I put a 10 second pause on the script (which is obviously way to long as he is scanning across fields rapidly) the sound won't even play before the script resumes.
Can anyone think of a solution to this (using technology rather than drilling into the user that they need to ensure they are in the right window, as that has been tried)?