custom alerting app running in systray

I have a MySQL database that collects data from the call light system at one of our hospitals.  So when a resident is in there room and they push the button on their remote to call for a nurse, it dumps that data into a MySQL database.  I have about 40 laptops/desktops on each floor that can view those calls requests on a small web interface but I wanted to see if there was a way to have a small windows app that pings the DB every few seconds for alerts and then would popup a message when it has one.  I would want that message to say on the screen until the class was cleared which is just another flag in the table.   That way they dont have to have that website loaded up and just sitting there waiting for an error.

anyone know how I could do that? or any easy solutions for something like that?
Colin HartAsked:
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Geert GOracle dbaCommented:
the tray message usually works with a timeout ...
you'd have to repeat the message until it's cleared

i program in delphi, rather easy with that, but i'm guessing you don't have delphi
Shaun VermaakTechnical SpecialistCommented:
A pretty easy thing to write in C# etc. You can also use a command line tool such as notifu with something like Powershell

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Colin HartAuthor Commented:
thanks for the tip.  I started writing in C# and it was pretty easy
thanks again
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