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).