With Elvis system status may be illustrated and the system status changed. The main Elvis implementation sector comprises buildings and properties equipped with modern bus systems such as EIB/KNX oder LON. With the option besides of connecting a host of other bus systems. Elvis can handle several, even different systems at the same time.
As operating system all current 32 bit Windows operating systems (Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, 2003 Server, with restrictions 98/ME) may be used.
By importing datapoint 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 project planning macros that may also be changed 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 planner 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 jump elements 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, 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 project planning 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 main standard interfaces. As such connection to other software systems e.g. Office products, interface elements (ActiveX) or OPC servers and clients is possible.
Elvis is programmed in an object-oriented manner. As such project planners have relative freedom of action with Elvis. There are no limits to the number of datapoints, pages or elements per page. Any amount of time programs, recordings or calculations may be drafted.
Long years of failsafe Elvis implementation in systems of all sizes justifies 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 (e.g. Windows 2000 or XP) 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.