MapsKit32 is a graphical maps system for real time management
of security and safey installations (intrusion, fire detection,
gas detection, CCTV)
It's based on 32 bit Windows (Win 9X, Me, NT/4, 2000 e XP)
PCs and on specific hardware components.
The windows based visualisation gives facilities to report
on graphical maps (i.e.: building plants) the signalisations
coming from installation, in a very intuitive and immediate
There are two different system typologies:
- MapsKit32S (serial version) for a maximum of 8 panels
and a single operating point (PC).
- MapsKit32Net (TCP/IP net) for multiple panels and multiple
operating points (PCs)
TCP/IP Net version
Net version of system goes beyond all the limitations of
the two previous solutions.
It gives the possibilità to manage many different
panels (max. 20) from many operating point (PCs) by a TCP/IP
WAN (wide area network), according to the diagram in Figure
For that the Procontroller (PRC) devices are used.
The PRC is charged of two different tasks:
- Keep in memory and transfer, as per request, on TCP/IP
network, the information necessaries to different operating
- Manage the interactions with other PRCs for transversal
command execution between the different subsystems
(i.e.: switching of video matrix due to an alarm).
This distributed intelligence structure, permit to have
operating points (PCs) completely independents
and to introduce the "degradating operation" of
In facts, when all the PCs where inactive, for any reason,
the system would continue to work with a limited set of
operations (transversal command, events memorisations, etc.).
The use of PRC gives the possibility to manage, completely
and in real time, from every operating point (PC), of the