The Sky-Walker Graphical User Interface (GUI) is built for use on Windows. The screen setup is entirely user-defined, enabling you to determine the complete look and feel of the software, including images, colors and fonts. A great advantages of the GUI is that you can build it across multiple monitors, linked through one graphical workstation. So you can easily display multiple screens simultaneously. For example, you can display the graphical screens on the first monitor and the real-time alarm buffers or live video images on a second monitor.
You can also reposition and resize, individually activate or deactivate each window. Or you can group multiple windows together and display them simultaneously on the screen. The layout is completely scalable, so the operational client can be run either from a PC, a tablet or a video wall. The Sky-Walker Integration Platform’s graphical user interface supports 2D floor plan rendering.
With Sky-Walker you can simultaneously display any of these:
- Maps, floorplans, technical drawings
- Real-time alarms
- Project, plan or object information
- Desired action information
SUITABLE FOR DIFFERENT USERS
Every Sky-Walker user logs on with their own unique user ID. Different users can be created and modified in the configuration client. Once a user profile is created, user rights can be assigned, based on the role of the operator or the location of their workstation.
Sky-Walker is mainly used by operators on a daily basis, but also by management in order to gather useful information from statistics and reports. Access rights to dashboards can be assigned to certain profiles or specific tasks can be appointed to users. A guard can be in charge of only security management or only fire detection. It can be determined if he just monitors or executes interactions as well. Furthermore, a screen can be linked to a certain role.
Sky-Walker also offers a complete take-back mechanism, meaning that if one user logs off, their tasks can automatically be assigned to another user(s).
Intuitive alarm handling
Clear alarming is naturally key to any safety management system. With Sky-Walker, when an alarm occurs it will appear in the real-time alarm buffer, where it is continuously visible on screen. The navigation buttons leading to the specific plan will change color, indicating clearly where the alarm is exactly situated. The relevant object on the map will also change color or, if animated, it will blink or rotate.
To attract the guard’s attention, each alarm type can have a flash object, sound or videotape which will activate when an object goes into alarm. By clicking on the alarm line, the system automatically moves to the alarm zone.
NAVIGATE BETWEEN SCREENS
Sky-Walker allows you to efficiently navigate between the different screens in three ways:
- Alarm buffer: Via the alarm buffer you can automatically navigate to the screen where the alarm occurs, by simply clicking on the alarm line.
- Navigation buttons: Each button allows you to navigate in each window to a different screen, depending on the access level of the operator and the workstation.
- Tree view: Use the tree view to navigate between the different pages in each window. This view visually structures the hierarchy of the pages.
Through the user interface you can also navigate to a location where cameras are installed, and manage them with the Sky-Walker PTZ viewer (pan-tilt-zoom).
ALL THE COMMANDS YOU NEED
For each connected system you can easily define a command menu for all subsystems. Simply right-click on the icon of the subsystem in question.
Examples of possible commands are: mask a fire detector, (un)lock a door, switch a video image, show a plan, show camera, hide viewer, show, release, flash or change an alarm camera, configure a sequence, run a salvo, show a live view, show recordings, send, execute or control a command, start or stop a scenario, raise an event, …
For each command a confirmation may be asked whether to execute the command or not depending on the configuration. It is also possible to add extra information when executing a command. Both the confirmation as well as the extra info are options and can be easily activated or deactivated depending on the command.