OrangeLink Architecture For X@tlas-based systems
OrangeLink is a system architecture that improves the functionalities, the performance and availability of systems based on the AxessTMC application software Xatl@s and terminals.
This additional power is provided by hardware devices called Field Processors. They are the element that makes OrangeLink unique as an integrated security system. Their peer-to-peer communication capability together with the multi-application functionality allows to have a complete real-time/server independent system.
The use of peer-to-peer means that the communications between two devices are initiated only if a real triggering event is present, and are not based on algorithms controlled by a hierarchical decision structure. Peer-to-peer logic ensures an effective “event-driven” system, which guarantees maximum efficiency and quick response times to event and/or alarm messages.
This means that all the controls involving terminals or reactions to alarms are managed locally, improving the system availability and performance.
Field Processors have been designed to satisfy the most demanding requirements of all applications based on the identification of people and assets. In particular OrangeLink is a complete solution for Access Control, Time & Attendance, Intrusion Detection and Video Surveillance applications.
The main features of the Field Processors are:
• hold the peripheral DB of authorizations and correlations alarms-reactions
• check the access authorizations to use specific functions and doors
• acquire and check the data/status/alarms from the field
• manage Terminals and Field Devices such as readers, keypads, input/output interface modules, etc
• manage the peer-to-peer interactions among different components of the system
• manage the automatic restart of the controlled terminals and devices