Overview Elvis 2
Flexible for a good usability
By importing data point lists (e.g. from ETS) and graphics as well as template creation for pages and control elements project planning outlay may be considerably reduced. The use of projecting macros that may also be modified as required additionally contributes to highly efficient project planning.
If these possibilities are utilised to the full, even large-scale systems may be visualised by an Elvis project designer or engineer within a short time.
Freedom of design
Vector graphics (DXF, WMF, EMF, SVG) may be imported and further processed to create visualisation pages. Image data (BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG) may be embedded in the pages.
Visualisation page control elements (ActiveX) may be positioned for displaying and changing system data. Even the control elements of other software suppliers may be used. There are no limits to the number of pages, control elements or hyperlinks per page .
Elvis is modularly designed. Individual Elvis components may therefore be distributed to various network PCs. The modules may be roughly divided into three groups: command modules (terminals), central module and connection modules. The command and connection modules may be linked via a network (TCP/IP) to the central module
Web browsers may be used as command stations (web terminals). The Elvis process server cooperates with the information service (IIS). The required pages may be elegantly created in the Elvis projecting system (ASPX).
Software systems can only establish themselves nowadays if the standards of the current operating systems are observed and the development of future operating systems taken into consideration. In the long term this will only be possible with the latest software development tools and components.
The high integration capacity of Elvis is achieved by supplying and using the relevant standard interfaces. Thereby, the connection to other software systems e.g. Office products, interface elements (ActiveX) or OPC servers and clients are possible.
Elvis is programmed in an object-oriented manner. As such project designers/engineers have relative freedom of action with Elvis. There are no limits to the number of datapoints, pages or elements per page. Any amount of schedules, recordings or calculations may be created.
Long years of failsafe Elvis implementation in systems of all sizes justify our description of Elvis as a reliable system.
In Elvis authorisation rights and their administration are a central mechanism, protecting the object model and process image against unauthorised access. Due to the use of operating system safety mechanisms an overall system may be created that features a high level of potential safety against external interventions and permits authorised persons to work conveniently.
Elvis supports new methods for user interaction like:
Speech output and speech control
Integration into Windows Media Center Edition (XP/Vista).
Monitoring the building state and execution of building functions by remote control (on TV/PC-Monitor). Automatic trigger of a building function (e. g. light scene) through the use of Audio/Video is just as possible as to influence video/audio presentation through a change in the building state (e. g.: turn down sound if it rings at the entry door).
Save money by implementing an intelligent peak load management.