The SOS systems are most commonly used in healthcare, hospitality and other facilities where people need to be able to make an SOS call for help by activating the SOS button located near the bed and /or in the bathroom. The emergency staff receives the alarm sound and the display shows the number of the room from which the call to the help desk was made, and can help the caller more quickly and efficiently.
During the system software development stage, we have tried to provide the user with system management, data transfer, and system status data as easy as possible. The program offers the following options:
- data entry that allows the user to define basic system data (eg. room number, key code in the room, channel through which communication is established,..)
- system initialization and data transfer allows you to define the parameters that are used to configure communication between the terminal and the PC (communication port, terminal clock setting,…), and allows data transfer. Data on the system can be transferred from the PC to a reception terminal, it can also be read from the terminal, and the data about the events in the system (date on the occurrence, acceptance and reset of the keys) can be transferred from the terminal to the PC, as well as the data about possible system faults.
- data reviews and prints about the system (table reports on events in the system, errors in the system, data review on rooms, channels).
- system servicing that allows reset of the reception terminal and updating the PC database.
The main purpose of the reception terminal is to record all the alarms, display the current alarm, as well as announce the sound signal when the alarm is triggered. The display on the terminal can list all the alerts that have not yet been reset, and the alarm reception button allows the sound signal to be switched off. The terminal signals the diode alarm until the addressable key is reset in the room from which the alarm was sent.
In addition to the display, the reception terminal includes diodes and keys with the following functions:
- LED SOS diode – signals whether there are any alarms. If the SOS dialed alarms are on, and it is otherwise turned off.
- LED ERROR diode – indicates that there is a fault in the system (eg. broken line or failure key).
- SOS button – allows you to list all currently activated keys (so you can check in which rooms you need to reset).
- ERROR button – allows you to list all the keys that cannot be established for proper communication.
- ENTER – enables acoustic reception and alarm shutdown.