SENSOR CDWS Monitoring and Display Software Module

6.2 SENSOR CDWS Monitoring and Display Software Module

SENSOR CDWS Monitoring and Display software module at operator’s work station (monitoring and display module) may be deployed either at a dedicated work station or at a server shared with CDWS core. Several work stations with monitoring and display modules may be connected to the same server with CDWS core. The module may be switched over between CDWS servers manually. Click an icon showing a table and a red arrow to enter the monitoring and display module (see Figure 3.1).

Figure 3.1 –  CDWS work station control panel

Program Log Book

Click Tools in the control panel (see Figure 3.1) and select Program Log Book from a drop list in order to review operation of the monitoring and display module (see Figure 3.2).


Figure 3.2 – Program log book

The program log book records live operation of the monitoring and display module, such events like program start, program exit, connection to CDWS server, emergency disconnection from server, etc.

Click Save button to save the log book in a file. Click Print button to print a log book out.

Changing CDWS Server

Click Tools in the control panel (see Figure 3.1) and select Change the CDWS Server from a drop list in order to change active the CDWS server manually.

Select new IP address of the CDWS server from a drop list in server change window (see Figure 3.3). Click Change button. The program shall automatically switch over to the set server and update data. Time required to data update depends on data network load and data volume.


Figure 3.3 – Changing the CDWS server

The CDWS server change may be required in case of technical unavailability of the current server.

Notifications Scenarios

Address Scenarios section displays a list of address scenarios automatically synchronized with those of GLOBAL ADDRESS SYSTEM software.

A scenario added to GLOBAL ADDRESS SYSTEM software shall appear in the monitoring and display module within 30 sec. (GLOBAL ADDRESS SYSTEM software synchronization interval setting in the CDWS core).

Select a scenario from the list in order to monitor GLOBAL ADDRESS SYSTEM software scenario links to Terminating Warning Devices (TWDs). A device list shall appear in the right column (see Figure 3.4).


Figure 3.4 – Address Scenarios section

Address event

Address event section shows a list of address event relevant to and updated automatically in parallel to GLOBAL ADDRESS SYSTEM software scenarios (see Figure 3.5).

Figure 3.5 – Address Scenarios section 

Status column shows address event statuses that may be either Normal (disabled conditions) or Active (enabled manually or automatically by DSS unit according to settings).

Right-click a line from conditions list and select Enable Conditions from the drop list in order to enable address event manually (see Figure 3.6).


Figure 3.6 – Address event enablement

A warning message shall appear immediately to notify on recording of another address event and to propose switching to Live Data section in order to handle the event (see Figure 3.7). The warning shall be beeped in order to draw user’s attention.


Figure 3.7 – Record of new address event

The pop-up window shall appear likewise in case of automatic record of a new address event by DSS unit. New address events are recorded in Events section for reporting.

Live Data

Live Data section displays a list of enabled events.

Further event handling includes address process tracking by a dispatcher as far as event is available. Notification or refuse to do so may be reported afterwards.

A dispatcher proceeds to the event after enablement with a right click on the respective event and selecting Proceed To from a drop menu (see Figure 3.8).


Figure 3.8 – Dispatcher’s proceeding to occurred event

Should several dispatchers’ work stations be registered in the system, then all of them are informed that the event is managed by a certain dispatcher (see Figure 3.9).


Figure 3.9 – Notice on address event acceptance 

Select Start Addressing from a drop menu in order to trigger addressing. Address starting interface shall appear as described below.

Should a dispatcher make a decision to not notify on the event (false trigger, non-confirmed, etc.), then the dispatcher shall select Refuse Event from the drop menu.

Upon termination of the addressing or a decision to not notify on the event the dispatcher selects Complete Processing from the drop menu.

Clicking on Stop Addressing button interrupts all notifications in progress,

All dispatcher’s events related to address event status change are recorded in Events for reporting.

Starting Addressing

Select Start Addressing from a drop menu in Live Data section for respective line in order to trigger notification (see Figure 3.10). Manual Address Start window shall appear (see Figure 3.11).

Figure 3.10 Starting address process


Figure 3.11 – Address start

Select respective event line in the left column and mark relevant address scenario in order to proceed with starting address procedure.

If a scenario with default audio message is convenient, then click Run. A start confirmation window shall appear as shown in Figure 3.12 Click Yes to start addressing or No to abort addressing.

Figure 3.12 – Addressing start confirmation

Manual addressing start window shall close automatically.

Should the default audio message be inconvenient, then replace it with any one from the list (the message list is synchronized with message list in GLOBAL ADDRESS SYSTEM software). Click Change Message button in Manual Address Start interface.

Select a message from the list to accompany the message (see Figure 3.13) and click Apply button. Ensure new message name is shown in Message column (see Figure 3.14) and click Run button as described above.


Figure 3.13 – Standard audio message change

In need to change a message real-time with the one absent in the list a new message may be recorded through a microphone and saved in the message list. Click Microphone Record button (see Figure 3.13). A record window shall appear as shown in Figure 3.14.

Figure 3.14 – Microphone record of a new message 

Click Record to start recording. Having completed recording, click Stop.

Click Play to play a recorded message back. Re-record or repeat recording, if required.

Having checked contents and quality of a message, click Transmit button. The message shall be transmitted to GLOBAL ADDRESS SYSTEM software and displayed in the list. Now the message may be selected as described above (see Figure 3.14).

Manual Address Start interface displays new audio message after change in Messages column as shown in Figure 3.15.


Figure 3.15 – Starting notification with changed message


Events section displays the following event lists:

  • Address event enablement
  • Proceed to 

TMD (Sensors)

TMD (Sensors) section displays a list of sensors connected to the system.

TWD (Alarm Trigger)

Live Data section displays a list of enabled events.

The monitoring and Display module displays tables of monitoring sensors, terminating warning devices, active address scenarios, address sites, address events (emergencies).

The tables contain data including its value, status, last update time and supplementary information.

Right-click an object and select Show On Map from a drop menu in order to show the object on a map.

Change in object status requiring operator’s attention shall be illustrated visually with colour.