Welcome to web.Client Online Help
VERSION 1.94

Please select a topic from the left-hand column.

 

What Is web.Client?
Home page

Explore

Search

Logout and Log On

Change Password

All Objects

Event Views

Graphics

Groups

Loops

Personnel

Personnel editor

Points

Reports

Schedules and Calendars

TrendLogs

Video

Doors

Web Pages

Alarms

Note:  Your web.Client system administrator must also consult the web.Client Planning and Installation Guide, 30-3001-835.

BACnet Support:
 web.Client, like CyberStation, is BACnet compliant.  web.Client LAN and standalone system users are integrated into an Andover Continuum system network with Andover Continuum and third-party BACnet devices and BACnet objects.  You may monitor, and in most cases modify, BACnet objects created on Andover Continuum or third-party BACnet devices.  For more in-depth information about BACnet, please refer to Introducing BACnet - A Guide for Continuum Users, 30-3001-863, the CyberStation online help, the b3 and b4920 Controller Technical Reference, 30-3001-862, the bCX1 Series Technical Reference, 30-3001-890, and ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135-2004:  BACnet -- A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks.

Important:  Depending on which web.Client package your site has purchased (web.Client Pro or web.Client Personnel Manager) as well as how your administrator has set up system security and access permissions, you and other web.Client users may not have access to all web.Client features.
 

 

On October 1st, 2009, TAC became the Buildings Business of its parent company Schneider Electric. This Online Help reflects the visual identity of Schneider Electric. However, there remain references to TAC as a corporate brand throughout the Andover Continuum software. In those instances, the online help text still refers to TAC only to portray the user interface accurately. As the software is updated, these help references will be changed to reflect appropriate brand and software changes. All brand names, trademarks and registered marks are the property of their respective owners.  

 

What Is web.Client?
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web.Client is a web application that allows you to manage an Andover Continuum-controlled facility.  Using
a standard web browser, you connect to web.Client from any PC on a local network, on a remote network, or over the Internet.

web.Client requires that you log in as one of the Andover Continuum CyberStation users.  In web.Client, you may access only the web.Client functions that your system administrator grants you, and you may manage and view only the objects (doors, areas, inputs, output, and so on) to which you had access on the CyberStation workstation. Therefore, web.Client provides a secure, convenient, and intuitive way to manage the Andover Continuum system.  

web.Client Pro unleashes the capabilities of the CyberStation workstation for access within a standard web browser.

What Is web.Client Pro? -- web.Client Pro is a comprehensive facility management tool.  It provides complete access to the facility, if you have been granted full functionality by your system administrator.  web.Client Pro directly accesses graphics, schedules, groups, personnel, and so on, from CyberStation.  Every change is updated and available for immediate use.  As a web.Client Pro user, you may:

What Is web.Client Personnel Manager? -- Personnel Manager is a complete set of personnel management tools. It provides you with the power to create and manage personnel records, if you have been granted this functionality by your system administrator,

Personnel Manager directly accesses personnel, areas, reports, schedules, loops, trend logs, and access events from the Andover Continuum CyberStation system. Every change is instantly updated and is available for immediate use. As a web.Client personnel manager, you may generate access event reports based on filtered search criteria, easily allowing managers to assess activity in their controlled areas. Area permissions reports are also available, concisely showing who has access to which areas.


Home Page
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The web.Client Home page provides access to all web.Client features.  The Home page is partitioned into three major panes:

Important:  Depending on which web.Client package your site has purchased (web.Client Pro or web.Client Personnel Manager) as well as how your administrator has set up system security and access permissions, you and other web.Client users may not have access to all web.Client features.

The following table provides brief descriptions of Home page features.  For help on any feature, please click its name.

Home Feature

Description


Explore

Click this button to find objects in the navigation-pane tree structure hierarchy.  Navigation features are:

Network View
-- Select Network View to display a tree based on networks, from which you may access web.Client objects.

Folder View
-- Select Folder View to display a tree based on folders, from which you may access web.Client objects.

All Paths
-- Select All Paths to display a tree showing both a network view and a folder view.

The explore function works with the navigation filter dropdown menu and the search function.  

For more information, please see:  Explore.


Search

Click this button  to search for a CyberStation object, using various search criteria.  When you select a specific type of object from the Search by dropdown menu, a list of only those types of objects appears.  You may also narrow the search by supplying an alphanumeric string contained in the names of object paths, as well as specifying a certain directory, network, or folder in which to search.  

The search function works with the navigation filter dropdown menu and the explore function.

For more information please see:  Search.


Home

If you need to return to the Home page immediately, click the home button.  This button appears at the top of the web.Client window, in all web.Client pages.


Logout

Select Logout to immediately log off web.Client.  Once you log off, the Log On window appears.

For more information, please see:  Logout and Log On.


Help

If you need online help while using any web.Client feature, at any given time, click the online help button.  This button appears at the top of the web.Client window, on all web.Client pages.

Alarms

This pane, located in the bottom right side of your window, contains a list of active or "live" alarms generated in your system.

For more information, please see:  Alarms.


Graphics

This button is used to bring the graphics window to the foreground.  The button appears once you open a graphic and launch the web.Client Pinpoint Graphics application (a separate window) for the first time.

For more information, please see:  Graphics.

Change Password

Click Change Password when you need to change your web.Client user password.  All users must have a password to launch web.Client.  

Note:
 While logging onto web.Client, you may be prompted to change your password under certain conditions established in CyberStation.  For more information, please see Change Password.

Navigation Filter Dropdown Menu

 

In the navigation pane, the main navigation filter dropdown menu (entitled All Objects, by default) provides access to the web.Client system objects, allowing you to monitor, and in some cases modify, these objects.  This navigational menu works with the explore and search functions.  The following table briefly describes each feature.  

For more information, click the name in the lefthand column.

Feature

Description

All Objects

Select All Objects to view a list of all system objects in Root.  From the list that appears, you may click on the object you want and bring up its "default editor" in which you view a description of the object, view its value, and, in many cases, change its value.

Event Views

Select Event Views to view a list of currently active or "live" events.  

Graphics

Select Graphics to view and/or run one of your Pinpoint graphics objects that have been created in CyberStation.  

Groups

Select Groups to view a list of member objects that belong to a group, as well as access individual group members.

Loops

Select Loops to view a list of Loop objects that have been created in CyberStation.  From the list, you may click the Loop object and bring up its Loop object editor to view, modify, and tune the loop.  Using the powerful Loop editor, you can also display dynamically changing graph, showing the dynamic changing values of the  loop, input, output, and setpoint values.

Personnel

 

Advanced Search -- Select Advanced Search to search for and view a list of  existing personnel records or to modify an existing personnel record.  You use several search criteria to narrow the list of records.  For each list entry, you may click the name of a person to view and/or modify that person's record or you may click on Access Events to see a list of access events for a single person.  

New Person
-- Select New Person to create a new personnel record for a new person.

Note:
 You create and/or modify a person's record via the web.Client Personnel Editor.

Points

Select Points to perform a more detailed search on certain input/output point objects (checking off the points you want and don't want).  From the list that appears, you may click on the point you want and bring up its "default editor" in which you view a description of the object,view its value, and, in many cases, change its value.

For more information, please see:  Points.

Reports

Areas -- Select Areas to view a list of areas, search for an area, and, for each area in the list, view access events for a single area and view permissions of persons who are allowed access to an area.  

Access Events
-- Select Access Events to view a list of access events from areas to which the logged-on user has permission.  You may search for one or more access events according to search criteria that you specify.  For example, you may choose to see a list of access attempts that occurred within a specific time period.  You may also choose to see all invalid access attempts, valid attempts, or both.  Sort criteria also allow you to sort the list according to time, person, or door.

Distribution Events
-- Select Distribution Events to monitor a live list of distribution-event transactions (called the Access Distribution View) to ensure the timely distribution of personnel records from workstations to controllers.  In an emergency, your administrator may use the Access Distribution View  to distribute a personnel record for any transaction that is pending, but requiring access.

New Report
-- Select New Report to access the Report editor and configure and run a report in your browser.   This is a powerful feature, allowing you to create and run graphical bar charts, pie charts, trend charts, as well as columned text reports.

Schedules

Select Schedules to view daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly scheduled events that have been established for schedules in your system.  From the Schedule editor, you may also modify a schedule.

TrendLogs

Select TrendLogs to view a list of TrendLog objects that have been created in CyberStation.  From the list, you may click the TrendLog object and bring up its TrendLog object editor to view and modify the TrendLog's configuration.  A TrendLog logs data from a BACnet object property.  Log records in a TrendLog can be downloaded to workstations, which are notified when new records are added to the log.  You can also run the content of a TrendLog object as an attractive trend report.

Video

Select Video to launch a video layout (web.Client's video surveillance monitor).  The video layout allows you to view live or recorded images from one or more cameras configured at your site.

Web Pages

Select Web Pages to access a controller's internal web page and view it in your browser.   This web page provides information about its controller.

 

Logout and Log On
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To exit web.Client immediately, click Logout.  The logged-off screen appears.

To log back on to web.Client, click the "Click Here" link on the logged-off screen.  The web.Client Log On screen appears.  Enter your user name and password again, and click OK.

Inactivity timer -- If your web.Client remains idle for a certain number of minutes, then the web server automatically disconnects you.  That is, you are "timed out."  This timer's default setting is 20 minutes.  However, your administrator may have changed this time setting for all users at your site.  When you are timed out, you must log in again.  Any click of the mouse directs you to the Log On screen.