mlxspeaker is a utility which listens to the MIDAS Message System and pipes these messages to a speech synthesizer application. mlxspeaker is for a Linux based system, and interfaces to the Festival speech synthesis package. The "Festival Speech Synthesis System" has to be installed prior the activation of the mlxspeaker utility.
> mlxspeaker -D
[-help ] : help [-h hostname ] : host name [-e exptname ] : experiment name [-t mt_talk] : Specify the mt_talk alert command [-u mt_user] : Specify the mt_user alert command [-s shut up time] : Specify the min time interval between alert [s] The -t & -u switch require a command equivalent to: "-t play --volume=0.3 file.wav" [-c command] : Used to start the speech synthesizer, which should read text from its standard input. e.g. mlxspeaker -c 'festival --tts -' [-D ] : start program as a daemon