B-COMM and B-COMM IoT 90 70
Extremely versatile access control and time recording
Into the cloud with B-COMM IoT 90 70
Connecting to partner applications in your system couldn’t be easier. Following one-off programming, the interface can be used on all platforms. No specific IT needs to be installed.
The main advantage for you: B-COMM IoT 90 70 is a standalone micro PC with a low-maintenance, efficient Unix operating system on which the B-COMM communication software is pre-installed at the factory and pre-licensed. B-COMM IoT 90 70 is only connected to the network at the customer’s premises and the AMQP universal interface means it can communicate in the cloud. But even if your software applications aren't all in the cloud yet, you can integrate B-COMM IoT 90 70 into your system.
B-COMM IoT 90 70 covers the complete B-COMM
B-COMM IoT 90 70 provides the full range of functions of B-COMM. This means you can continue managing the data from your attendance recording terminals or access components in an uncomplicated and cost-effective way, which is also independent of computer or operating system platforms. B-COMM scores additional points with its uniform, graphical user interface and the option of easily adapting configurable modules to individual requirements.
Details of the B-COMM communication software can be found here:Downloads
B-COMM user administration is used to create and manage users and grant specific rights.
User data communication
User data communication defines the maximum number of terminals, access readers and standalone components that can be logged on. It guarantees and handles the transfer of hardware recording data (booking data) to the partner application.
With the Parameter Editor Collection (PEC), the various terminal functions can be set in a user-friendly manner to meet varying requirements. Initialised or factory-set parameters can be modified according to customer-specific requirements and stored in the terminals.
TerminalStatus is a program that provides the system administrator with the communication states of the attendance recording terminals and access readers (e.g. "reachable/unreachable via network"), or error records or alarm records from terminals (e.g. "Tampering: terminal is opened") or door alarms (e.g. forced entry).
The B-COMM – Option CardLink module extends each partner application with the solution of standalone access control. The relevant door components are integrated into the application without any need for wiring. Wireless connectivity is also possible with the help of a gateway.
With the B-COMM – Option Biometrics integration platform, we offer you the communication structure for exchanging data between biometric terminals and the software application.
This optional programming module makes it easier to create and customise AVISO routines of all kinds. The scripting language available in the terminals guarantees the possibility of extending the firmware functionality.
Multiple application interfaces
Depending on the type of record or record type modification, captured data records – for example, from attendance recording, production data acquisition or access control – can be assigned and transmitted to more than one online application.
B-COMM provides the ability to set up a connection to an e-mail server. When predefined or freely definable events occur, e-mails will automatically be sent to the recipients responsible.
1. The “On Premise” route
The partner application runs On Premise. Locally installed B-COMM is background communication software that ensures data exchange to the application and parametrises the hardware.
2. Migration solution: “On Premise” to “On Demand”
The partner application runs in the cloud and communicates with the locally installed B-COMM in the network. This ensures the exchange of data with the attendance recording terminals and access components.
3. Migration solution: “Host PC” to “IoT Box”
The partner application runs On Premise and communicates with the B-COMM IoT 90 70 integrated into the network. Commissioning and operation do not require additional computers, servers or IT installations. B-COMM IoT 90 70 independently obtains data from the attendance recording terminals, as well as the access components, and ensures reliable communication with the partner application.
4. Holistic cloud solution
The partner application runs in the cloud. The data communicates with the B-COMM IoT 90 70 via a broker and the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP).
All the attendance recording and access control runs in the cloud and exchanges data with the attendance recording terminals and access components.
The server makes all the objects and methods that are accessed by the other components via Remote Method Invocation (RMI) available. It also manages the complete configuration of the entire system and communicates with all components and the connected application of the partner. Communication to a cloud-based partner application is via the ISO-certified AMQP protocol
The communication component is responsible for exchanging data between the attendance recording terminals and access components, as well as the partner application. The partner application can be reached both "On Premise" and "On Demand" via a broker. In line with requirements, the data is transferred in both directions; all records and activities are logged and stored in a booking file.
B-COMM GUI ensures the graphical representation of the administration and configuration of the entire system – for example, displaying users, clients, channels, network adapters, terminals and jobs. The components can be installed separately and more than once on the client side.
If a partner application is not programmed in Java (not RMI-capable), the B-COMM Helper is used as an interface. The Helper then converts the data from TCP/IP to RMI, and also vice versa, from RMI to TCP/IP.