Marquee Manager Client Glossary


Typically a GUI application, this component facilitates configuration and monitoring of a server engine. If changes are made to the server configuration the administrator notifies the engine to reload its running configuration either automatically or on user demand. An example of an administrator component is Marquee Manager Administrator.

This administrator allows you to maintain the Marquee Manager server's engine configuration.

Administrator Kit

An administrator kit contains the product's administration component only.  After installing this kit on a workstation you may utilize any of the features of the Administrator component.


Andon boards are used to show where (what station or location) there is a problem (blocked or starved station) or a potential problem (blocked or starved station) or a potential problem (low on stock). They are used to alert the proper personnel that something needs their attention - either immediate or in-the near future. A marquee may be used to give mention to upcoming meetings, or events and can display the time, date, number of parts that are expected and actually produced. They are a visual communication tool used to help production meet their goals and minimize shut down time.


An area within each cell that contains data relevant to various locations in an environment. (i.e.  plant stations such as paint)  Data such as station state or a station that may be experiencing a problem, may be displayed on the Andon Board.


For cell-based Andon Board marquee signs, a cell refers to one block of data on the sign.


A client component utilizes the facilities of a standard NETCON server.  Typically a GUI application, this component provides a user-friendly interface of the available services offered by the server engine. An example of a client tool would be FirstPAGE Client, which presents the user with a list of known messaging destinations and allows them to send messages to one or more destinations.

Default Message

The message that has been configured in Marquee Manager Administrator as the default, should the sign be cleared of all slots.

Distribution List

A Marquee Manager Server distribution list is a collection of marquees, which can be sent a message with a single transaction. Similar to an e-mail distribution list a client who initiates a transaction with a distribution list will automatically send the same message to all associated marquees.


A sign display that serves as a visualization communication tool, providing the means to display time, date and message text such as production counts, and what areas of a plant are experiencing problems.

Server Kit

A server kit typically contains the server engine and administrator components. In some cases a client component is also included with this kit. The server kit is usually installed on a centralized host and is utilized by one or more clients or gateways. An example of a server kit is FirstPAGE Server. This kit contains the FirstPAGE engine, administrator and client.


The full page or area of the sign where messages can be configured.  Each slot contains one or more lines depending on the sign type.  Marquees may contain up to ten slots.  Each will be displayed in a rotating queue.

Stack Light

Stacked lights typically used to display colors in a vertical grid pattern from one to five lights high.  They may be used to show if a station is experiencing a problem then turn a light on to alert personnel.