FirstPAGE Alarm Manager™

SeQent’s FirstPAGE Alarm Manager (FPAM) product line adds a sophisticated Alarm and Event management engine to our FirstPAGE product line. FirstPAGE Alarm Manager Server, combined with various FirstPAGE Alarm Manager Gateways, form a homogeneous environment easily managed from a centralized location. The FirstPAGE Alarm Manager Server allows for execution of a messaging hierarchy including repeat messages as events age, delay before sending initial message to ensure the event is not transient, and multiple levels of escalation. FirstPAGE Alarm Manager only requires the source system to report “alarm active” and “alarm inactive”, for any alarming event. Additional logic need not be added at the process control solution (i.e. PLC or HMI/SCADA system) or Building Management/Life Safety Systems to provide a very robust escalation tree. Easily scalable to handle thousands of alarms per hour, a single FirstPAGE Alarm Manager Server can be used to dispatch alarms from 20+ homogeneous or heterogeneous gateways. 

Starting with FirstPAGE Alarm Manager Server as the foundation of your alarm management solution add one or more FirstPAGE Alarm Manager Gateways to provide application alarm queue routing (ie. HMI/Scada Alarms) or collect raw data values to establish business rules for alarm triggering (ie. OPC or ODBC databases).

Alarm

Key Features

  • Manages the entire life cycle of alarms from initiation to termination
  • Provides escalation schemes with message content, repeat counts and delay
  • Initial delay feature suppresses momentary alarms until a full alarm condition is detected
  • Wildcard and specific alarm mapping
  • Import/export for easy mass configuration and reconfiguration
  • Real-time embedded alarm values
  • Multiple applications can send messages to the same device

Components included in our solutions

  • FirstPAGE Alarm Manager Server, is a scalable enterprise grade alarm management server
  • FirstPAGE Alarm Manager Administrator, an administration tool that allows users to create and maintain the database of alarm rules
  • FirstPAGE Alarm Manager Web Administrator, a web based administration tool that allows users to create and maintain the database of alarm rules
  • FirstPAGE Alarm Manager Gateways, build a bridge between proprietary alarm sources and FirstPAGE Alarm Manager

Family Members

FirstPAGE ™ Alarm Manager Server

A sophisticated alarm management engine providing wildcard base alarm rules, templated escalation schemes and message composition. Managing the life cycle of alarms from initiation to termination FirstPAGE Alarm Manager Server is the heart of the SeQent alarm management solution.

Administrator

Provides the administration interface for FirstPAGE Alarm Manager Server.

Console

Provides a window into the current status of all active alarms within FirstPAGE Alarm Manager.

Gateway for Activplant

FirstPAGE Alarm Manager Gateway for Activplant provides a real-time bridge between Aptean’s Activplant Incidents and FirstPAGE Alarm Manager.

Gateway for ANS

FirstPAGE Alarm Manager Gateway for ANS is a replacement for the Ford ANS Server and provides BEA MessageQ, TCP/IP and WebService interfaces for ANS enabled applications to remit alarm and text message requests.

Gateway for ANS Administrator

Provides the administration interface for the FPAM Gateway for ANS Server in a separate package.

Gateway for CIMPLICITY

FirstPAGE Alarm Manager Gateway for CIMPLCITY provides a real-time bridge between General Electric CIMPLICITY Plant Edition project alarms and FirstPAGE Alarm Manager.

Gateway for COPA

FirstPAGE Alarm Manager Gateway for COPA provides the ability to gather data from one or more COPA compliant servers, define business rules which constitute alarms and limits, and sends alarms to FirstPAGE Alarm Manager.

Gateway for COPA Administrator

FirstPAGE Alarm Manager Gateway for COPA Administrator provides the ability fully administer FirstPAGE Alarm Manager Gateway for COPA servers from any workstation.

Gateway for FactoryTalk A&E

FirstPAGE Alarm Manager Gateway for FactoryTalk A&E provides a real-time bridge between Rockwell’s FactoryTalk A&E alarms and FirstPAGE Alarm Manager.

Gateway for FactoryTalk HMI

FirstPAGE Alarm Manager Gateway for FactoryTalk HMI provides a real-time bridge between Rockwell’s FactoryTalk HMI alarms and FirstPAGE Alarm Manager.

Gateway for FileSystems

FirstPAGE Alarm Manager Gateway for FileSystems provides the ability to gather data from one or more Windows mounted file systems, define business rules which constitute alarms and limits, and sends alarms to FirstPAGE Alarm Manager.

Gateway for InTouch

FirstPAGE Alarm Manager Gateway for InTouch provides a real-time bridge between Schneider Electric’s Wonderware InTouch alarms and FirstPAGE Alarm Manager.

Gateway for MQ Series

FirstPAGE Alarm Manager Gateway for MQ Series provides the ability to gather data from one or more IBM MQ Series servers, define business rules which constitute alarms and limits, and sends alarms to FirstPAGE Alarm Manager

Gateway for ODBC

FirstPAGE Alarm Manager Gateway for ODBC provides the ability to gather data from one or more ODBC compliant database servers, define business rules which constitute alarms and limits, and sends alarms to FirstPAGE Alarm Manager.

Gateway for ODBC Administrator

FirstPAGE Alarm Manager Gateway for ODBC Administrator provides the ability fully administer FirstPAGE Alarm Manager Gateway for ODBC servers from any workstation.

Gateway for OPC

FirstPAGE Alarm Manager Gateway for OPC provides the ability to gather data from one or more OPC DA or OPC HDA compliant servers, define business rules which constitute alarms and limits, and sends alarms to FirstPAGE Alarm Manager.

Gateway for OPC Administrator

FirstPAGE Alarm Manager Gateway for OPC Administrator provides the ability fully administer FirstPAGE Alarm Manager Gateway for OPC servers from any workstation.

Gateway for RSView32

FirstPAGE Alarm Manager Gateway for RSView32 provides a real-time bridge between Rockwell’s RSView32 alarms and FirstPAGE Alarm Manager.

Gateway for System Platform

FirstPAGE Alarm Manager Gateway for System Platform provides a real-time bridge between Schneider Electric’s Wonderware System Platform alarms and FirstPAGE Alarm Manager.

Probe for Email

FirstPAGE Alarm Manager Probe for Email is a hardware appliance designed to confirm email operation, specifically over Wi-Fi networks.

Probe for SMS

FirstPAGE Alarm Manager Probe for SMS is a hardware appliance designed to confirm SMS/carrier operation.