Real Time Alarm Monitor
RTAM was original designed and developed for monitoring food service heating and
It is easily be adaptable to other types equipment monitoring functions. RTAM
provides real time management and reporting of equipment alarms.
Real Time Alarm Monitor can help you:
Some of the many RTAM system features are:
- Better manage your staffing requirements
- Prevent product loss
- Maintain peak product quality for your customers
- Proactively repair malfunctioning EMS equipment components
- Monitoring, sorting, and management
of equipment alarms or equipment
tests in real time.
- Flexible reporting by user defined groups,
or within date/time range. Detail or Summary data.
graph or text formats.
- Repeat alarms easily isolated.
- Ease of use and navigation. Runs on Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP
- Automatically adds equipment records for monitored stores.
- Visual and audible notification of unidentifiable alarms, delays in viewing latest
- Activity Log for Supervisory review and
reporting for quality control and assurance.
- Security to limit access to system features.
- Easily configurable - system parameters control
- Frequency of reminder
to operator to retrieve latest alarms
- Type of alarm and length of time between receiving
an alarm and its being cleared to be
considered a priority
- Grace time
allowed before phone or generator tests are
- Can be configured for one or more
Print reports or perform data
queries on one station while your monitoring
operator(s) continues to keep watch at another.
- Totally portable. If your phone system fails,
you can move the collection station and a
monitoring station to a temporary location, have
your phone carrier redirect calls, and continue
monitoring. (This actually happened to one of
our RTAM clients when a construction crew cut
their phone lines.)
- Provides approximately 8 hours
of incoming data storage without loss. In the event
your Collection Station hardware fails,
the system accumulates the alarms
received and sends them to the Collection
Station when it again becomes available.
- Customization of reports, controller messages,
and alarm handlers is also available.
- Easily adaptable to emergency equipment, security systems,
manufacturing floor, etc.
Real Time Alarm Monitor consists of a
Collection Station/Server and one or more Monitoring
Stations. The Collection Station receives data through
a serial printer buffer with modems attached.
RTAM was developed using Visual BASIC
and a Comm object for the Collection
Station, with PowerBuilder for the
Monitoring Station. Catalyst SocketTools
controls are used in the paging module.
RTAM is a 32 bit, multi-user, client server
system. We selected Sybase SQLAnywhere as
the underlying database for its reasonable
cost and powerful features. However,
RTAM can use any standard SQL database with minimal changes.
Alphanumeric paging and monitoring from an
off-site location require a dedicated
24/7 internet connection. The paging service must support
e-mail to pager.
Minimum System requirements
RTAM requires a 32 bit operating system such
as Windows NT or Windows 2000, 32 Meg of RAM,
and a partitioned 2 Gig hard drive as the
Collection Station. The Monitoring Stations
can have smaller hard drives if you wish.
As always, the more memory and drive space,
the better. RTAM allows the one Collection Station to
receive alarms from multiple modems.
requires connectivity between the
Collection Station and each Monitoring Station.
RTAMís database manager requires a single
database server and seat license for each
concurrent user of the database over one
(approximately $300 for the server,
$100 per seat from Sybase).
PC HotShots does not sell hardware, nor are
we a reseller of database management software.
We will provide you with the required
equipment specifications so you can obtain
the hardware from your own sources.
RTAM is license free. You do not pay a
royalty or licensing fee to PC HotShots for
additional monitoring stations.