Fire Alarm Module
Pre-alarms, faults and evacuation messages will be passed directly to the phone groups e.g. Fire marshals that have been trained to respond, reducing the need for unnecessary evacuations. The Fire Panel is connected by RS232 to either a printer port or pager output. Pre-alarms, faults and evacuation messages will be passed directly to the phone groups e.g. Fire marshals that have been trained to respond, reducing the need for unnecessary evacuations.
Location Awareness Module
With the ability of WiFi systems to track the location of virtually anything the Messaging System can intelligently deliver messages to resources, rather than just like some kind of scatter gun. For instance if a critical machine alarm is raised it is simple to either send the same message to 10 handsets in one go or send them to individuals and if the first person cannot handle the alarm then it is escalated to the next person in the group. However when this is mixed with location the escalation can start with the closes member of the response team gradually working further away, this way less time is lost travelling so that more time can be spent dealing with the real issue of clearing the alarm.
Nurse Call Module
The messaging system can interface to various nurse call systems via RS232/485/422, dry relay contacts, or SOAP XML. Messages received from the Nurse call system are delivered to single endpoints, groups or escalation sets. A full audit trail of message receipt, delivery and escalation is stored for future analysis.
Building Management System Module
The Messaging System can be connected to a Building Management System and configured to deliver warning information to maintenance staff when there are faults on the system. E.g. Receiving fault and diagnostic information from swimming pools and air conditioning systems The Building Management System can be connected by several methods including SNMP. HVAC alerts and other messages will be passed directly to the phone groups e.g. Security that have been trained to respond, reducing the need for unnecessary evacuations.
Site to Site Connector
The site connector provides routine of messaging between geographically dispersed sites.
Email Output Module
Alarms and Messages generate and received by the messaging system can be sent to an email client via SMTP, MS Exchange or Lotus Notes. Escalation and acknowledgements are not possible at this time, and although the message will be transmitted within 500ms the final delivery time of the messages is determined by the, internet connection, email server and client.
Scope Pager Output Module
This connects the BlueSky messaging system to a scope pager system to either receive or deliver messages.
Ekahau Badge Interface
The Ekahau T301-B is a compact WiFi endpoint that can be operated as a two way pager, they can be fully integrated into the BlueSky Messaging System to receive messages, Acknowledge and reject messages and act as clients to the SoloTraxx lone worker module.
SoloTraxx Lone Worker Module
SoloTraxx is an additional software module for the BlueSky Messaging System that can be configured monitor lone workers and send alarms to colleagues if there is a problem.
Instant Messaging Output Module
Alarms and Messages generate and received by the messaging system can be sent to Skype recipient. Escalation and acknowledgements are not possible at this time, and although the message will be transmitted within 500ms the final delivery time of the messages is determined by the internet connection and the recipients laptop, PDA, smart phone or PC.
GSM SMS Interface
Alarms and Messages generate and received by the messaging system can be sent to a GSM telephone via SMS. GSM phone users can send messages to internal handsets by prefixing the message with the extension number. Escalation and acknowledgements are not possible at this time, and although the message will be transmitted within 500ms the delivery time of the messages is determined by the public telephone network (consult you mobile operator for details).
WAP Interface Module
The WAP or WML interface can be used by many mobile platforms (PDA’s, mobile phones) to interface with the messaging system, it enables users of mobile devices write messages and transmit them to other users, and also manage their inbox and sent items.
Analogue Signal Module
Many industries need to monitor temperature, this can be for anything fridge, incubator, furnace, autoclave, office, store, Comms room etc. The Messaging System can be connected to exiting sensors, existing systems or we can supply new sensor. The user configures alarm conditions for the temperature monitoring module when the alarm condition is met then a message is sent to a user, group or escalation group A wide range of temperature monitoring devices are available from BlueSky ranging from PT100 with calibrated interfaces to simple thermostats via the Digital I/O Module
Serial Input Module
The Serial input module receives and processes signals from RS232/482/422 printer or pager outputs etc. The signals are processed against a set of rules and alarms will be generated if required.
SNMP Trap Daemon
Alarms and alerts are generally raised from IT systems via SNMP Traps. Alerts and other messages will be passed directly to the relevant phone groups (e.g. IT Support or Engineering) so that correctly trained personnel can respond in a timely and efficient manner
SNMP Trap Relay
This module is used to generate SNMP Traps. For example it can be used to generate a Trap for dry relay contacts that could be related to a particular fault. The Trap could then be processed by a service management system to automate maintenance calls for ancient pieces of equipment.
The Modbus module is used to interface with various Controls system, SCADA and BMS to generate event and alarm messages.
The OPC A&E module is used to interface with various Controls system, SCADA and BMS to generate event and alarm messages.
UPS Monitor Module
When a UPS battery fails, the main power fails or a fault is signalled this interface generates a message which can be delivered to a single endpoint, group or escalation set.
RSS Feed Module
A web RSS output feed is available to which various alarms and messages can be routed. The RSS feed can be used by many system including display kiosks allowing alarms to be widely visible.
There are two variations of the markee module to which various alarms and messages can be routed. The traditional interface which drives LED Scrolling Markees via an RS232 interface The more modern markee driver uses Ajax to produce a web page which can displayed by itself alternatively it can be nested on another web page to scroll along the top or bottom of a screen.
Screen Saver Client
The screen saver client can be used to generate custom information pages using power point which are published to the BlueSky Messaging System. The screen saver can also accommodate RSS feeds, Markees and alarm feeds directly from the messaging system. Making alarms and announcements widely visible.
The pop-up client can be downloaded from the Messaging System and is configured to listen to the severity of messages on the system, when a message with a high enough severity is observed a window pops-up showing the message.
Virtual Teacher Assistant Module
The VTA system can take panic alarm inputs from, WiFi handset, desk sets, call points and Ekahau badges and generates alarm messages to various endpoints when a teacher gets into trouble. The system will also send messages to DVR/CCTV and audio systems to automatically earmark an event. A special variant of the pop-up client is also available that interface to simple IP cameras.
The Messaging System can be connected to a security system such as a burglar alarms and configured to deliver warnings to security staff when a fire door has been opened. The Intrusion Detection System can be connected by RS232 to either a printer port or pager output alternatively by relay contacts. Fire door open and other messages will be passed directly to the phone groups e.g. Security that have been trained to respond, reducing the need for unnecessary evacuations.
The Messaging System can be connected to a 3rd party CCTV system so that staff can activate a panic feature on the WiFi handset and trigger the CCTV system remotely. Alternatively various other inputs can be configured to trigger the CCTV system e.g. The Digital I/O from a door relay contact or panic button or and RS232 output from an intruder alarm.
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