Alarm Cast Alarm Administrator: How it Works

Alarm Cast Alarm server alarms or events are triggered by automated monitoring systems and communicated to Alarm Cast Alarm Administrator through a Gateway for CIMPLICITY for a specific product, or a user developed application.

The most popular and reliable interface is TCP/IP sockets. Upon receipt of an alarm, the Alarm Cast Alarm engine repeatedly notifies and escalates messages until they are cleared by the automated monitoring system. Utilizing the Alarm Cast Alarm Administrator, alarm names are selected from a dynamic list of alarms or events and configured. Destinations and text messages are defined for each level of escalation. Escalation templates are utilized to provide rapid for setup.

Alarm Cast Alarm Administration requires that the source application only report when an event has started and (optionally) when an event has stopped. The Alarm Cast Alarm Server is informed as to which alarms to process and what messaging attributes to apply to each event. This enables the applicable level of attention to be paid to each event, depending on its severity.

These attributes can include: 

  • People who should be alerted.
  • A delay (time active) before the event is sent.
  • How often and at what interval a message can be resent.
  • Notifications that an event has cleared.
  • Optional text if the text sent by the source application is not applicable.

An alarm message database can be quite dynamic and require a lot of management.  Alarm Cast Alarm Manager Server has the following tools to make the job easier:

  • Mass Add, Position Swap and Mass Delete configuration tools.
  • Report generator - by alarm or individual.
  • Workstation administrator to allow decentralized alarm configuration.
  • Visual icons that display what has /has not been configured.

Alarm Cast Alarm Administrator: Supported Gateways