The current version of Axess will run on Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Pro, Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2008 R2 32/64bit. Earlier versions of Axess running on Windows XP or Windows 2000 will require upgrade to one of these newer versions before upgrade to the current Axess version.
No, any video card or motherboard video interface capable of driving a standard 1280X1024 (or higher) resolution monitor will work.
Yes, Axess can communicate over phone lines using most current types of modems.
Yes, Axess can communicate via RS-232 or RS-422 with a variety of serial devices, such as Suitelife System’s universal interface device and other similar devices made by industry manufacturers.
Axess has the ability to send e-mail, pager message or give a voice-call notification should there be an alarm condition.
The OVI (Operator Visual Interface) is a graphics object-oriented screen that is created by the user to show signal or data flow, equipment layout, signal and routing configurations, building facility parameters such as AC power phasing, door alarms and operational variables, including alarms, warning messages, status and control conditions.
Yes, you can build an OVI screen, or a group of screens, at one site and move or copy screens to another site for easy implementation.
Yes, using a video object on an OVI screen and an inexpensive Suitelife Systems-certified third party video grab device, Axess can give the user the ability to see a streaming video signal in (near) real time. The video image size and resolution is dependent upon the bandwidth available on the connection, the encoding settings on the grab device and available processing and buffering on the Axess machine. It is not recommended to view full-screen high-resolution streams, as this may impair required Axess site processing.
The total time it takes depends on the number of sites that are to be installed and the complexity of each site. If possible, get a copy of the Axess manual from the Suitelife Systems FTP site and look it over. The manual goes over Pre-installation and PC machine requirementsand OS setup, as well as the rich Axess feature set. Then create site layouts and configurations in a spreadsheet for instance. Once you have a plan, install the Windows Operating System on each Axess machine, then the Axess software, and finally configure Axess for each site. Each of those steps has a unique time variable; the Axess software installation is usually under an hour per machine. Site customization will depend upon the number of channels, device configurations and connections to be established, as well as the number of OVIs, notifications, reports and the like to be set up for each site.
Yes, Axess has digital, analog, and graph meter styles available and each meter is scale-able depending on the user’s preferences.
Yes, it is possible for more that one person to use Axess at the same time.
Yes, Axess will work across a WAN or LAN (it is recommended that the user have a secure VPN type connection).
You will need two COM ports and one GPX-32 to use Axess to control a TFT EAS system; one for the EAS Receive Messages and one for the EAS Transmit messages. A Sage Digital ENDEC requires only one COM port, and as the Trilithic utilizes SNMP no COM ports are required. Depending on the configuration of your PC, you may need to add a serial port expander card to the machine for these COM ports.
Yes, many industry standard temperature, humidity and environmental probes can be connected to Axess .
Yes, Axess has the SCL (System Control Language) feature that allows the user to set up scripted routines for each control, status, and analog channel that allow the system to perform specific user-defined actions automatically.
Enabling passwords requires Users to logon to Axess using secure passwords. Each user or a group of users can be assigned a permission level appropriate to their operation of the system, from read-only to full setup, configuration and control.
Yes, each user is assigned a password level that determines their ability to activate controls or perform other functions on the system.
Yes, building systems that have parallel interface, in the form of voltage or contact closure, can be set up and monitored on the Axess system through the GPX-32 interface device. It is also possible to utilize serial, TCP/IP, SNMP and ModBus interfaces to most
modern facility systems.
Yes, Axess has a Web Browser function that can be used to interface to the system through an Internet connection to the Axess site.
Yes, Axess will generate user-definable (filtered) event and analog reports that can be stored and viewed on Axess , or sent to multiple e-mail addresses.
Through a suite of device plug-ins, Axess can interface with a variety of devices or systems using TCP/IP, parallel, serial, USB, ModBus (Serial & TCP/IP) and SNMP (MIB) connections. Custom plug-ins can be created to connect to specialized devices or systems. Please contact Suitelife Systems Sales with your request.
You will need to provide a system meeting or exceeding the following requirements to install and operate Axess
- Intel i5/quad core Xeon 2Ghz or better processor
- 6 gigabytes of Memory or better
- 120GB Hard Disk Drive
- Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows 8.1 Pro 32/64bit
- Video Card and Monitor with a minimum resolution of 1280 x 1024
- DVD ROM
- Sound Card for audible alerts
SuiteLife Systems can also supply Axess pre-installed on DELL server class hardware ready to use out of the box.
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Axess is a network-based management application of world class stature with unsurpassed flexibility, capacity and responsiveness.Axess is deployed across the United States and around the world as a mission critical management tool by leading broadcasters, content originators, Telco networks, building management teams and infrastructure facilities operators.