We wanted trigger a chain of events using our existing Event Log.On reading an error code from the Event Log, we captured an image of the equipment's state which was displayed on a Chromecast-hosted big screen dashboard. We then escalated the error via twitter to a local service engineer if the equipment wasn’t attended to within two minutes.
We used an Extension to subscribe to our Continuous Integration server, once this was triggered by a new build, the Chromecast hosted dashboard was updated for the morning.
Previously to view current stock level we had to connect to vending machine via a hyperterminal using a DOS style interface. Now we can retrieve multiple sites by aggregating the data and viewing it on a user friendly web browser.