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We are pleased to announce the release of new versions of the ZONITH Alarm Control System and Indoor Positioning System. These newest releases, version 2.9 and 2.9.1 , are a free upgrade for customers with a support and software upgrade package. Release 2.9 is a normal release adding many new features whereas 2.9.1 is a maintenance release mainly focussing on bug fixes and minor improvements. As with release 2.9 all products have been tested successfully with Microsoft Windows 8 Pro platform.

The changes of both 2.9 and 2.9.1 are:

ZONITH Alarm Control System

The Alarm Control System is the product that handles critical alarms and dispatches them to the relevant people.

  • NEW: Support for Motorola TEAM WIFI handset.
  • NEW: Support for Ekahau WIFI Tags for receiving alarms at B4 tags.
  • NEW: Support for PageOne pagers for receiving alarms.
  • NEW: Support for Multitone pagers for receiving alarms.
  • IMPROVED: Support for responding to group messages in DMR (like MOTOTRBO). This feature enables individual users to respond to a group message.
  • IMPROVED: Alarm escalation timing have been improved to allow for faster escalation times.
  • IMPROVED: Alarm escalation scheduling allows multiple users to receive escalated alarms.
  • BUG FIX: Several minor software bugs have been fixed.

Alarm Listeners

Alarm listeners connect ZONITH software to a wide variety of alarm sources.

  • NEW: Ekahau Listener that supports receiving alarms from Ekahau WIFI tags. This is used to support WIFI based panic and patient calls. Ekahau is one of the leading suppliers of WIFI based real time location systems.

Alarm Display – Showing Alarms on Remote or Control Room Computer Screens

The Alarm Display shows current alarms on a large screen. It is fully customisable to include your logo and colour scheme.

  • IMPROVED: Allows alarm interaction using a touch screen to accept, close and cancel alarms. With this feature users in control rooms can actively manage the alarms being raised on a large touch screen. Though the feature is added with touch screen in mind a normal screen can also be used with this functionality.

ZONITH Alarm Control System – Alarm Checker

The Alive Checker monitors the Alarm Control System and the radio network it is connected to – if there is a hardware, software, or radio network failure the Alive Checker will send out SMS alerts.

  • IMPROVED: Support for MOTOTRBO network monitoring using an additional MOTOTRBO radio to send heartbeat messages.

ZONITH Indoor Positioning

ZONITH Indoor Positioning is a Bluetooth based positioning solution integrated with ZONITH Alarm Control System.

  • BUG FIX: Bluetooth Positioner Collector failed to raise events after boot.
  • BUG FIX: Hitting Refresh button could wrongly remove devices from Zones.
  • BUG FIX: When starting up the ZONITH Positioner User Interface, a device which was last recorded as leaving a Zone, was incorrectly placed inside the Zone.

ZONITH recommends that all customers to upgrade to version 2.9.1. All customers with a Support & Software Upgrade subscription can contact their local distributor or ZONITH support at support@zonith.com for details of how to download their free upgrade. Please state your current release number (which can be found in the About page of the ACS) and include your license key when contacting ZONITH support.

We are pleased to announce the release of a new version of the ZONITH Alarm Control System. This release, version 2.8, is a free upgrade for customers on our support package. This release is a normal release which introduces a lot of new functionality.

The changes are:

ZONITH Alarm Control System

The Alarm Control System is the product that handles critical alarms and dispatches them to relevant people.

  • NEW: Direct interface to Motorola DIMETRA Short Data Router for TETRA SDS communication
  • NEW: MOTOTRBO Job Ticket support.
  • IMPROVED: Support for Sepura radios version 10 and onwards
  • IMPROVED: Close alarms automatically after Accept has been received.
  • IMPROVED: Notify all recipients when an alarm is accepted.
  • And several defects have been fixed

Alarm Listeners

Alarm listeners connect ZONITH software to a wide variety of alarm sources.

  • NEW: A new SNMP Listener to convert SNMP traps to alarms.
  • NEW: A new Motorola Fault NBI to collect alarms from Motorola DIMETRA Micro systems.
  • IMPROVED: Make it possible to replace alarm text with other text value.
  • IMPROVED: All configuration tools now show the version number.

ZONITH GPS Collector – Collect and convert GPS data from radios

The ZONITH GPS Collector is a new product that collects GPS data from TETRA radios and converts it to NMEA 0183 Target Latitude Longitude sentences. These sentences can be linked to solutions like MaxSea TimeZero navigation software for visual presentation of the location of the TETRA radios.

  • NEW: Collect GPS data from TETRA radios using the LIP protocol and convert it to NMEA 0183 TLL sentences. The interface to TETRA network can be a Motorola DIMETRA Short Data Router, a Motorola TETRA radio or a Sepura TETRA radio.

Alarm Display – Showing alarms on remote or control room PC screens

The Alarm Display shows current alarms on a VGA screen. It is fully customisable to include your logo and colour scheme.

  • BUG FIX: Better way of handling problems with the serial connection.

ZONITH recommends that all customers to upgrade to version 2.8. All customers with a Support & Software Upgrade subscription can contact their local distributor or ZONITH support at support@zonith.com for details of how to download their free upgrade. Please state your current release number (which can be found in the About page of the ACS) and include your license key when contacting ZONITH support.

Zonith is pleased to announce that we have launched the ESPA4.4.4 interface for our Alarm Control System. The interface, ESPA4.4.4 Listener, is able to tap alarm information from alarm sources supporting the old ESPA4.4.4 pager protocol. With the ESPA4.4.4 Listener, customers using ESPA pagers will be able to migrate to modern digital radio communication like TETRA or MOTOTRBO standards without changing the system that generates the ESPA text messages.


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