Alarm notification software with a choice of functions
Posted to News on 25th Nov 2009, 11:27

Alarm notification software with a choice of functions

Products4Automation (P4A) is introducing the WIN-911 alarm notification software package that enables managers and operators to be aware of problems in their plant via pagers, mobile phones, landline phones and most wireless communications. It works with a company's existing control software or SCADA system to monitor operations and notify personnel of problem conditions - a process that can save time, money and unnecessary anxiety.

Alarm notification software with a choice of functions

WIN 911 offers connectivity options to host software that are claimed to be the most advanced in industry. These include GE-Fanuc (Proficy iFIX) Rockwell Automation (RSView32, FactoryTalk) and Wonderware (InTouch) - as well as supporting DDE and generic OPC, the standard for robust real-time data transfer between different software modules.

The ability to monitor operations and notify personnel of problem conditions, including offsite notifications by automated voice telephone call, SMS text message and paging, makes Win-911 applicable across a wide range of industries: water and wastewater, power plants, oil and gas, automotive, semiconductor, pharmaceutical manufacturing and building management and security.

In order to provide secure, reliable and timely notification options, WIN911 offers users SMS one-way or two-way text messaging. This method does not require an internet or email connection; users just select a standard GSM modem and a text messaging plan from a local mobile phone provider. SMS one-way is included with all WIN-911/Basic software installations. This allows SMS Text alarm messaging to be sent to all 'on duty' users with a basic cell phone. It also gives notification when alarms have been acknowledged. SMS two-way is available with all WIN-911/PRO installations.

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SMS two-way features: text notification on alarms, individual alarm acknowledgement from the user's cell phone, 'On Demand' lists of alarms that have been acknowledged but are still in the alarm condition, Health Status, and Two-Way Manual Text messaging available in the WIN-911 alarm monitor.

Complementing SMS text messaging is WIN-911's telephony functions. Here, integrated text-to-speech and voice synthesis functions create all users' required voice sound files in just minutes. OPC and Direct Connects use the tag descriptions from the SCADA database as the default text for the tag sound. In addition, WIN 911 offers the opportunity to select Dynamic Text-to-Speech Runtime Voice Synthesis; this is the ability to verbalise text from the tag values and descriptions to the local audio and telephone notification types, and it eliminates the requirement for pre-recorded .wav files

Underlining the comprehensive nature of its alarm notifications, WIN-911 also supports a third level, where wireless or email notifications are required. To cater for these requirements, WIN-911 offers support using SMTP service for emails, and TAP protocol for Alphanumeric Pagers.

P4A is offering WIN-911 in three versions to meet the diverse demands of multiple industry sectors. These are: WIN-911/Basic, WIN-911/PRO and WIN-911/Lite.

Products4Automation (P4A)

4th Floor, Patrick House
39 Eastern Road
B73 5PA

+44 (0)845 077 3858

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