Because of its unique modular design, GenWatch3 can be easily tailored to individual needs. Features can be added as system requirements and/or budgets change. GenWatch3 comes out of the box with five core modules.
Launchpad is the central hub from which all modules are accessed. Each module’s overall status is displayed. Included in Launchpad:
The users, roles, and privileges defined in this module affect the display and function of each module’s GUI within GenWatch3.
GenWatch3 accepts input from and/or provides output to a specific data stream:
Alerts shows an icon in the Windows system tray:
SysLog reports GenWatch3 service and module activity to one or more remote IP ports. Packet data can be received and parsed by third-party SysLog client software.
The Channel Screen provides a real-time view of decoded channel activity, diagnostics, busies and rejects.
The Activity screen shows real-time activity from each GenWatch3 input connection. These input connections can vary from single-site connections monitoring a control channel to multi-site connections receiving data from a data stream.
The KPI interface displays real-time, interactive, and statistical information on WACN, System, Zone, and Sites.
Emulating the familiar user interface of a car dashboard, SysVista provides a high level, at-a-glance real-time overview of the performance of a two-way communications network.
SysVista refreshes every 1-5 seconds based on the live data it receives — from a single site system, up to a complex, multi-zoned network.
The Alias Manager provides the means to create easily recognized names and additional information radio system resources:
The Data Archiver module archives decoded GenWatch3 input packets to an SQL database. Data can be stored for months, even years with no loss of detail. Once a data packet is decoded, it is stored in one of several data tables. Generally each packet type received by Archiver has a corresponding archive table in the database. For example, when Archiver receives a Call Alert packet, it stores this packet in the ARC_Call Alerts table.
The real-time connection state of a radio is displayed in the Affiliations screen. View connection activity at the system level or add resources (such as zones, sites, or groups) and view affiliation activity at the resource level.
When a radio performs connection activity, the Affiliation module adds the radio to a list of connected radios. This list entry contains the radio’s current system, zone, site, group (if any) and last activity details. When the radio issues additional activity, the radio’s current system, zone, site, talkgroup (if any) and last activity are updated.
Each time a user opens the Affiliations GUI, it queries the Affiliation module for a list of currently affiliated radios and populates the resource windows. The Affiliation module will continue to gather affiliation information even while the GUI is closed. Features include radio search options as well as easy access to radio history.
System Summary compiles statistics for each connected system, zone, site and channel. These statistics are used to display up-to-the-minute system usage from up to 24 hours prior through a variety of graphs and charts. Data may be simply captured and printed from this screen. GenWatch3 Reports provide comprehensive information on stored data.
Trigger allows the configuration of real-time external relay, email, SNMP messages, or audio/visual alerts. Practical applications include:
Group View shows real-time group and individual (private and interconnect) activity. It shows each group’s activity and all individual activity for a system in customizable windows. Call activity is shown in three types of standard windows:
GenWatch3-ATIA SkyView displays a geospatial overview of an entire ASTRO® 25 or Dimetra network. Towers reveal site locations on the map and show each site’s number of channels. Lines emitting from towers indicate the paths of calls as well as displaying the number of sites being utilized. SkyView features improved graphics and more powerful user options. It looks spectacular on any monitor — especially a large, flat-panel screen. Dazzling real-time tower activity…from a window in the sky!
SkyView shows real-time views of affiliated radio IDs and talkgroups, busies, instant site usage, and more. This makes it simple to understand talkpath traffic flow system-wide. SkyView can integrate with tiles from your favorite mapping application.
No need to hunt down that one tower. SkyView allows views to be saved and revisited later. Slideshow mode enables fades between views.