Eric Berryman edited this page Jun 20, 2013 · 7 revisions

BEAST - The Best Ever Alarm System Toolkit

This is the distributed alarm system developed at the SNS, consisting of

  • Alarm Server that uses LiveDataSupport to monitor alarm triggers in the control system
  • CSS user interface for viewing current alarms as a table or hierarchical tree
  • Relational Database for configuration and logging
  • Web reports to analyze the number and frequency of alarms, search the alarm configuration etc.

The user interface allows operators to

  • Access guidance on how to handle a specific alarm
  • Invoke links to related operator interfaces or other CSS tools for the alarm trigger PVs
  • Acknowledge alarms
  • Edit the configuration

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