Logging and log play-out
One of the most valuable features of Visionic Spectrum Analyzer (VSA) 2.0 is logging and log playing-out. VSA logs all the information coming from the instrument (signal trace, commands issued, alarms, alarm box).The process of logging is automated and logs are stored for 30 days. This feature allows operator to play back the behavior of the instrument in the past and inspect closely the problems that occurred.
Current state of the instrument (any parameter) can be saved as a preset with VSA. This allows the state of the instrument to be loaded in future or exchanged with another operator. This way, working environment (the state of the instrument) can be easily switched and restored by one or multiple operators. Unlimited number of presets can be saved in local file or on your server.
VSA allows remote monitoring of your physical devices. It can monitor different devices from various PCs anywhere on the network.
VSA includes a configurable surveillance zone (Alarm Box), in which the signal is expected to be found. If not, an alarm is raised. This feature is designed to control the quality of the monitored signal. It defines limits (min/max frequency and min/max power) where the signal is expected to be present. In case the signal power deteriorates, an alarm is generated and sent to registered alarm listeners. The position and the activity of the alarms (Alarm Box) are configurable by the operator.
Spectrum Analyzer includes SNMP agent, which issues SNMP traps in case of alarms / anomalies. This allows any SNMP Manager system to receive SNMP notifications about state of Spectrum Analyzer instruments.
Integration with Visionic
Visionic Spectrum Analyzer can be easily integrated in the higher level M&C - Visionic system - as a typical element or device. Just like with any other device, Visionic is capable of presenting and logging Visionic Spectrum Analyzer’s alarms, statuses and other parameters.
The signal graph appears on your monitor just like on your physical device. Moreover, it presents command buttons from the instrument, allowing you to control the physical SA remotely. Regardless of the manufacturer, the command board is presented in a same way. Sometimes, it needs time simply to learn how to use a new instrument. In Spectrum Anlyzer, all the parameter settings, each command button is at the same place regardless of the instruments connected. And it remains the same for any additional instrument. Furthermore, the operator can fully customize the front panel of the application and tailor it according to his/her preferences.
Simple and transparent GUI
VSA unifies graphical user interface of various equipment, thus making the switching of the equipment transparent to the operator.
Hardware device vendor’s solutions work with their equipment only, but our solution works with generic equipment. Our Visionic Spectrum Analyzer is easily extendable to any device with a connection interface to PC. The way users can connect the Visionic Spectrum Analyzer to a device is limited by the specific device’s communication capabilities (interfaces) only. The protocols available are TCP/IP, GPIB, Serial and USB.
- History play out
- Remote access client/server
- Multi users
- The synergy with Visionic