Alarm Management for Airport Ground Based Systems - PAMS
Advanced systems for monitoring the status of airfield ground based systems and services, ranging from Air Traffic Control (ATC), Communications, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS), UPS and meteorological equipment. Proven in a commercial airport environment since 2003, PAMS is now used for both civil and military sites across the United Kingdom, including London City remote tower.
The system provides Engineering, Maintenance and ATC with a cost effective, state of the art solution for alarm management, which gives instant alarm notification and recording of user response and overall status for all monitored systems and services.
The system offers:
- Excellent reliability.
- Easy re-configuration of alarm channels.
- Automatic event recording and reporting.
- Capacity to expand to meet future requirements.
- Distributed, remote monitoring via PC network.
- Global & sub-grouped alarms.
- Multiple alarm access & acceptance points.
PAMS has been designed to provide a highly reliable alarm status monitoring package to replace traditional manual alarm panels and outdated alarm logging methods.
With highly configurable layouts of alarms, user restrictions and configuration, PAMS uses touchscreens to display status information to users. Alarms can be either shown individually as separate buttons or grouped together for high level presentations which allow the user to drill down further into the group or selection.
The touch screen functionality provides a quick and intuitive method of acknowledging status changes whilst keyboard and mouse are availabile for more complex tasks such as alarm configuration and report generation.