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Technically Speaking

How does Axxon Intellect Enterprise work? We answer a few of your technical questions here.

What is Axxon Intellect Enterprise's architecture?

Axxon Intellect Enterprise forgoes classic client-server and three-tiered architecture for a distributed model. Axxon Intellect Enterprise uses three components: server, client and gateway. The servers form a network segment with a peer-to-peer structure — all data or event connections are server-to-server where possible. Clients connect to one or many servers directly or through gateways.

Gateways serve as traffic routers and optimizers, defining segments of the distributed network. A peer-to-peer Axxon Intellect Enterprise network takes advantage of the many types of connectivity (LAN, WAN, mobile) between participants in a network and their cumulative bandwidth, rather than conventional centralized resources where a relatively low number of servers provide the core value to a service or application.

A distributed approach means that Axxon Intellect Enterprise is highly reliable and fail-safe — if a problem arises in a module or network link, Axxon Intellect Enterprise automatically switches over to another functioning server.

The server component of Axxon Intellect Enterprise currently runs on NT, Linux, and AIX machines.

Is Axxon Intellect Enterprise compatible with our cameras, sensors, and other devices?

Axxon has worked extensively with major hardware manufacturers and third parties to provide unparalleled compatibility out of the box. Please see our Web site or contact a product manager to confirm that your device is listed. Even if you're using equipment that we haven't planned for, don't worry — we have you covered. Axxon Intellect Enterprise's open architecture and object orientation means that we or our partners can provide drivers or connectors for your hardware. With Axxon Intellect Enterprise, there's no need to upgrade your hardware until you're ready to grow.

What is Axxon Intellect Enterprise built on?

Axxon Intellect Enterprise is coded in industry-standard C++. From the ground up, Axxon Intellect Enterprise uses an object-oriented approach — anything connected to it (a camera, for example) is represented as a consistent abstraction to the end user. Users don't have to worry about the type of camera, how it's connected, or where it's mounted — they can control all of the cameras (or other sensors) the same way.

What kind of terminals can users access Axxon Intellect Enterprise from?

Any user with a Windows workstation can be set up to use Axxon Intellect Enterprise. For mobile users, Axxon provides a special module that extends Axxon Intellect Enterprise access to cell phones, PDAs, vertical tablet hardware, and other devices.

The heart of Axxon Intellect Enterprise

Learn more about Axxon Intellect Enterprise's core functions and how they work together to make your safety and security a sure thing.



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