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10 Sep 2021

Explore the possibility to invite team members to your company in evalink talos.

[5. Get Started Videos_Invite Users]

10 Sep 2021

[4. Get Started Videos _ Global Company Settings (2)]

10 Sep 2021

[3. Get Started Videos _ Global Company Settings (1)]

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5 Jan 2022
evalink talos
Alarm Rate Limiting

Introduction of a new alarm rate limiting feature which will automatically detect and throttle faulty alarms. This important feature update guarantees the availability and performance for all our users.

The alarm rate limiter mechanism works as follows (always in the context of one site):

  1. An alarm is identified by his alarm code + alarm zone + partition + alarm value (alarm/restore) combination
  2. When a given alarm is sent more than 10 times within 5 minutes, evalink talos will blacklist the alarm for 15 minutes and suppress further repetitions of that exact alarm
  3. When the 10 alarms per 5 minute threshold is crossed evalink talos will generate an event log entry and an informational alarm, to inform the operator about the triggered spam-suppression
  4. The operator can at any time reset the spam-suppression directly from the event log entry

We'll not immediately activate the spam-suppression, instead we'll let the new mechanism run in a "detect only" mode for some time to see how it behaves.

In this mode, the spam detection is enabled, and when the spam-threshold was crossed you'll see an event log entry in your event log, but no alarms will be suppressed.

Once we're confident that the mechanism is working fine for all the different kind of workloads that we have on our platform we'll also activate the spam-suppression, at which point you'll then start receiving AlarmLimitExceeded alarms if the spam-suppression was triggered on a given site.

API Rate Limiting

Introduction of a new rate limiting feature which will prevent any client (user or API token) to make more than 5 concurrent requests.

Release 2.4.163 - Features
  • It's now possible to configure multiple email servers for the email integration, this allows you to use different email servers on a per site or per site group base
  • The alarm dispatcher can now be used to forward alarms to different talos ARC companies
  • It's now possible to include alarm texts and temporary alarm share links when forwarding alarms via alarm dispatcher + surgard.
Release 2.4.163 - Improvements
  • Added a new link shortener functionality to evalink talos, this will ensure that temporary alarm links stay short and readable and make evalink talos link forwarding compatible with all 3rd party alarm management software (before the links could be up to 300 character long exceeding length limitations)
  • Details of specific test modes are now directly visible on the site overview page
  • Enabling MFA in your company now automatically logs you out to complete the setup.

15 Dec 2021
evalink talos
Release 2.4.152 - Improvements
  • Prevent automatic logout in case of internal communication troubles within the system.

15 Dec 2021
evalink talos
Release 2.4.150 - Features

Introducing evalink talos alarm dispatcher platform.

The alarm dispatcher is a new platform within evalink talos which connects evalink talos companies to external central monitoring stations by connecting to external alarm managements software via common alarming protocols.

Once an external central monitoring station is connected to the alarm dispatcher platform it is able to receive alarms from any evalink talos companies they work with in any of the supported protocols.

The alarm dispatcher supports the following features:

  • Alarm forwarding to external monitoring stations in multiple protocols, currently we support Dc09, Surgard IP and Sitasys ArcXml, more protocols are coming.
  • Alarm forwarding to multiple monitoring stations in a sequence, in case the primary monitoring station isn't picking up the alarm
  • Alarm forwarding to multiple monitoring stations in parallel in case multiple organizations need to get an alarm
  • Alarm routing based on the alarm type, example: monitoring station 1 gets all fire alarms, all other alarms go to monitoring station 2
  • Automatic forwarding of a share link to the monitoring station when there is video available on the alarm (currently only supported when the monitoring station is connected via Dc09)
  • Automatic escalation via Phone or/and Email when a monitoring station is disconnected to quickly inform them about the connection troubles
  • Automatic escalation via Phone or/and Email when an alarm cannot be forwarded, so that the monitoring station can receive the alarm via an alternate path.

Typical use cases for using the alarm dispatcher:

  • A monitoring station wants to migrate to using evalink talos as its alarm management platform, but still want to get the alarms in my old software during the migration process
  • A monitoring station using evalink talos to receive alarms typically couldn't receive but want to keep its existing software for the time being
  • An installer/enterprise usually connecting alarm panels directly to evalink talos and now want to forward some alarms to an external monitoring station
  • A service provider providing connectivity services using evalink talos and can now easily manage alarm routing of their customers using the alarm dispatcher.
Release 2.4.150 - Improvements
  • Workflow sections can now be collapsed/expanded to improve the editor experience working with large workflows
    • Tip: Press Shift + Collapse/Expand to collapse/expand all sub-sections of a workflow section
  • Added new check to make sure users aren't getting logged out of talos when working on a bad mobile connection.

“At Sitasys, we all work with purpose and are focused on driving the digital transformation in the security industry. We democratize security by connecting technology and people to protect values and lives. Automation drives quality and speed. That is what counts when support from professional teams is required. We are proud of our work and super excited to discover the future together.”
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