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BluSKY Local Servers and Software

The following solutions require a server/gateway and software to be installed locally at a customer site:

Power Management Video Management and Analytics Destination Dispatch Elevators Person Reader VPN / Remote Management

All BluB0X locally installed software is automatically updated and managed by BluSKY.

All 3rd Party applications (e.g. Milestone XProtect) are installed and updated per the 3rd Party manufacturer’s specifications.

Locally Installed Software and Function

Locally Installed Software

Function

*Local Server Manager

  • Performs Local Application and Server Initial Downloads and Updates
  • Provides System Health

Local Sync

  • Downloads Data and Database Structure from BluSKY
  • Uploads Locally Created Data and Events to BluSKY

LSP Power Management

Destination Dispatch Elevator (x6)

Milestone Video Integration

Person Reader

Video Analytics

  • Functional Applications & Databases

Notes:

All locally installed software is installed as a service.

*Only the Local Server Manager Service needs to be installed on the Local Server. It automatically calls up to BluSKY, determines what additional software is needed, pulls it down from BluSKY and installs it. The only exception is 3rd Party software applications like Milestone XProtect.

Software services can be installed and run on any windows based computer on the network as long as it can see all devices it needs to communicate including BluSKY

Local Servers and Software

Power Management Video Management and Analytics Destination Dispatch Elevators Person Reader VPN / Remote Management

Hardware:

BluCHIP Power Management Gateway

or

Local Server

Hardware:

BluCHIP Milestone NVR

or

Local Server

Hardware:

BluCHIP DDE Kit

or

Local Server

Hardware:

BluCHIP Person Reader

or

Local Server

Hardware:

BluCHIP VPN Gateway

or

Local Server

Software:

Local Server Manager

Local Synch

LSP Power Management

Software:

Local Server Manager

Local Synch

Milestone Video Integration

Milestone XProtect

Video Analytics

Software:

Local Server Manager

Local Synch

Destination Dispatch Elevator

Software:

Local Server Manager

Local Synch

Person Reader

Software:

VPN

Network

Local Server List & Configuration

The first step in the Local Server configuration process is to define the Local Server in the BluSKY database as shown on the left below.

Once the Local Server is defined in BluSKY it can be configured by installing the Local Server Management Service on the server and assigning a Local Server Role as shown on the right below. If the server is connected to the internet it will automatically download and install the proper software.

Local Server Diagnostics

Any windows based device that installs the Local Server Manager Service can be monitored and managed remotely using BluSKY Local Server Diagnostics. This includes seeing installed operating systems, applications and locations, installed versions, assigned versions, memory allocation, CPU utilization, etc. It also includes remote control capabilities such as rebooting, starting and stopping services, copying files, deleting files, etc. Local Server Diagnostics is also used for manually updating locally installed BluBØX software and can even update the Local Server Manager Service.

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Local Server Roles

One or more Local Server Roles are assigned to Local Servers during the system configuration process. Examples of Local Server Roles are: 1. KONE Destination System Server and 2. LSP Monitor and Control Server.

Local Server Roles define all applications and databases required by the local server to run the software including Tables, Stored Procedures, Functions, Views and Schema.

As the applications and databases of a particular local server role evolve over time in BluSKY, all local servers with that role are automatically upgraded to the current software and structure.

VPN / Remote Management Gateway

The VPN / Remote Management Gateway is a BluSKY Subscription License that provides a secure, easy and cost effective way to remotely manage and monitor security devices on a network. It provides a method of connecting to network devices using a browser without having to open up firewalls or run dedicated software. With one click you are managing your security devices – regardless of the network they are connected to. It is the most secure way to provide remote management of devices that sit behind a customer’s firewall.

A higher level VPN / Network / Remote Management Gateway BluSKY Subscription License is also available for monitoring the network itself to help isolate network related issues especially detrimental to IP camera and NVR installations.

The VPN / Remote Management Gateway is required for solutions that include BluB0X Video Management Integration, Destination Dispatch Elevators or Person Readers.

The VPN / Remote Management Gateway is recommended for solutions that include local servers, PCs and other network devices that require software upgrades and remote maintenance.