The SAW interfaces with the SMARTstation to provide the capability
to log, retrieve, and generate reports on all events occurring during system
operation. Event information logged include the event description, date and time
of the event, the operator’s actions and assessments, communication
failures and restorals.
The event data is transferred through a serial port from the
SMARTstation to the SAW computer. Up to 750,000 events are stored on the hard
disk. This data can be downloaded at periodic intervals, such as daily or
weekly, to a diskette for permanent storage.
SAW allows the user to query the system. Pre-formatted reports may
be generated automatically for alarm points, communication events, and entry
control event categories. Additional customized reports can be created as
SAW software is Windows-based. Auxiliary software packages
included with SAW are Microsoft® Windows™, Access®, Word®, Excel®, and
PowerPoint®. With SAW, the user has available all of the capabilities and power
associated with these software packages.