Alarms can also be created with different severities, to be used for analytics purposes, or to trigger different alerts for different alarm severities.
Busby alarm service
At the heart of Busby Alarms is the alarm service. The alarm service keeps track of the state of all the alarms in the system, and provides status updates when alarms change state. The alarm panel, audible alerter and other alarm system micro-services use these status updates to keep the user informed of the status of the system.
Busby alarm panel
The Alarm Panel is accessed by a web browser running any platform on any device and allows you to monitor your entire broadcast chain, or selected parts of it. The system can be accessed on multiple devices simultaneously and will automatically scale to fit a large screen or a mobile device.
It provides three different views – a panel view (like a panel of light bulbs), a list of current alarms which can be filtered, and a list of historical alarms which can be filtered.
Audible alerts for your control room can be installed on any PC with a sound card, and it is possible to assign different sounds for different alarm severities or for individual alarms.
E-mail alerts for operational or engineering staff can be configured, and it is possible to send alerts to different e-mail addresses/distribution lists for different alarm severities or for individual alarms.
Busby alarms has an integration to Dynmark, an online SMS service provider. SMS alerts for remote staff can be configured.
Busby Alarms can monitor many devices, including by pings, SNMP polling/traps, API integration, HTTP posts etc. If you have something we haven’t monitored before, we can create an ESB adaptor for it, or provide you with the software tools needed to make your own.
Supported devices and services include:
- Elemental Live/Delta/Server
- Zixi Broadcaster/Receiver
- Cinegy multiviewers
- Schneider PDUs
- HP iLO
- Linux system health – CPU, disk, memory usage
- Windows system health – CPU, disk, memory usage
- Mac OS X system health – CPU, disk, memory usage
- Elasticsearch cluster status
- Cassandra cluster status
- RabbitMQ status
- Third party API monitoring
- SNMP traps
- SNMP polling
- HTTP posts
- Elasticsearch index polling