General Software Information
Below are descriptions of the Software offered by DSX. Both the Access and SQL based programs are discussed and there are links to additional information.
WinDSX is a powerful access control and system monitoring application that harnesses the power of the Windows 32 and 64 bit operating systems. WinDSX combines point monitoring and access control with Photo ID Badging, Time and Attendance, Alarm Graphics, DVR/NVR Integration, Elevator Control, Alarm Email/Text Message Notification, Threat Level Management, HazMat and Emergency Lockdown, and FIPS/TWIC card compatibility.
WinDSX can support your access control needs from a single PC or multi-user Local Area Network to an enterprise solution with SQL Server as the database engine. The system utilizes TCP/IP network communications to provide user interaction and real time monitoring to the workstation PC’s located anywhere on the LAN or WAN. Password protection allows for operator specific capabilities at each workstation as well as an audit trail.
- Small to Medium
Systems with moderate growth using Access.
This application typically begins with 1 computer. This one PC operates the entire system. In some cases this system may increase to include up to 3 Client PCs. There is typically one location to start with comprised of one master controller which operates the first two doors. As more secure doors are required additional controllers are simply added to the existing location. In some cases there may be a few more buildings that are added to the system. Each of these is added as a new location usually in the same location group which shares the existing card holders.
- Large Systems (for example such as Hospitals, College
Campuses, or Large Facilities) with major growth
potential using SQL.
In this application there is a Comm Server PC for system communications, a SQL Server PC for the shared database, and one or more Client PCs for the actual users of the system such as security and database administrative personnel. Typically these applications start with 10 - 20 doors and grow to 400 doors or more. In these situations there should be a multiple location approach from the beginning of the system construction. There should be at least one location for the Parking Structures, one for the Elevators (if performing elevator control) and one for each architectural division of the property. This is typically determined by how the customer refers to their building; by floor or by wing or other. This allows for future growth to be efficient and simple. With this approach each location has major growth potential, quick response, distributed intelligence and operability, and organizational efficiency. When designed in this manner it is easy to find a door or alarm point amongst hundreds or thousands of others and will maintain ease of use as the system grows.