Network or Local Modes
VIDA Device Manager can be operated in either a Network Mode or a Local Mode. In Network Mode, the software resides on the Regional Site Manager Professional (RSM Pro), Regional Site Manager (RSM) or the Centralized Site Manager (CSM) for P25 systems. Software and personalities can be sent over the VIDA network to remote devices in this mode of operation. In Local Mode, the software is loaded onto a laptop and can be used to interface directly to a device or, if network connectivity is available, interface via the radio network. VIDA Device Manager provides both Ethernet and serial interfaces in order to support these modes.
Device Manager maintains information in databases, facilitating the gathering of historical activities, validation checking, and the secure storage of data. Local-Central Repository Synchronization can aid coordination between technicians working together; actions performed from client PCs (e.g., laptops) can be synchronized with a Central Repository residing on an RSM or a Highly Available (HA) pair of RSM Pros (or CSMs).
Explorers and Inventories
Explorers facilitate the navigation of audits and checks, devices, personalities, and code within the system by organizing information into hierarchical nodes. Inventories facilitate sorting, grouping, and filtering of data and display details such as device hostnames and IP addresses, personality names, and code file versions corresponding to the nodes selected in Explorers.