26/09/2017

System Status Monitor (SSM)

System Attributes

Windows© based application running on diskless solid-state Windows 7 embedded systems:

Interfaces - bespoke customized TN3270 across Ethernet TCP/IP:

Core processes - OfficeCraft software and libraries written in Delphi.

Overview

The System Status Monitor (SSM) stores status information about the system being monitored in an internal database, tracking status changes for each identified system unit.

It displays a diagrammatic view of the monitored system/s using dynamic encoded ICONs. Aural and visual aids are used to highlight pre-determined significant events.

All status changes, SSM conditions and manual actions are logged and recorded. Any discontinuity of incoming status data is automatically flagged to visually highlight the condition.

Key Technologies Used

Windows SSM is designed for compatibility with all versions of Windows©.
Delphi The application is written entirely in Delphi and using OfficeCraft Delphi libraries.
Serial Comms A specialized serial interface written using OfficeCraft Delphi library routines.
Ethernet TCP/IP Ethernet connections are used for mainframe connectivity and for system maintenance and support functions.
TN3270 A specialized custom form of TN3270 using OfficeCraft libraries that was developed to interface to several mainframe computers in a very demanding environment.

System Highlights

The System Status Monitor (SSM) stores status information about the system being monitored in an internal database, tracking status changes for each identified system unit.

It displays a diagrammatic view of the monitored system/s using dynamic encoded ICONs. Aural and visual aids are used to highlight pre-determined significant events.

All status changes, SSM conditions and manual actions are logged and recorded. Any discontinuity of incoming status data is automatically flagged to visually highlight the condition.

SSM is currently used by the National Air Traffic Services (NATS) operational flight data processing systems where is is known as RKCNF.