GLOSSARY

Swissphone Glossary

Our comprehensive tech glossary contains all the technical words used in our industry explained in clear and simple terms.

μV/m

Units for the field strength of an electric field.

AES

Advanced Encryption Standard

AJAX

Asynchronous JavaScript And XML

API

Asynchronous JavaScript And XML

ATEX

ATEX (ATmosphères EXplosibles) directive consists of two EU directives describing what equipment and work space is allowed in an environment with an explosive atmosphere.

ASP.NET

Active Server Pages Network

BAKOM

Bundesamt für Kommunikation (Swiss Federal Office of Communications)

Baud (Bd)

Measure of the speed of communication over a data channel.

Beacon

Position transmitter for in-house localization for the lone worker solution SOS.

bn

Billion

BOS

BOS – Authorities and Organisations with Safety Tasks (German abbreviation)

CAD

Computer Aided Dispatching

C&C

Command and Control

CAGR

Compound Annual Growth Rate

dB

Decibel

DECT

Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications

DGUV

German Social Accident Insurance

DME I, II, III

Construction stages I, II, III of a pager

DMR

Digital Mobile Radio

EIB / KNX

Instabus a Standard

Later renamed to KNX, which is a standardised OSI-based network communications protocol for building automation

ELS

German abbreviation (see CAD)

Express-Alarm®

Swissphone patented procedure for accelerated alerting, allowing several groups or individuals to be reached without noticeable loss of time.

Geo-Availability

Solution based on the RES.Q terminal making it possible to take suitable action in the event that not enough crew members are close by.

GPS

Global Positioning System

GUI

Graphical User Interface

Hybrid Alerting

Method for parallel alarming with POCSAG and via the mobile radio network. The additional redundancy enables improved network coverage and faster alerting.

I.SEARCH

Alarm server designed as a building block system.

I.SITE III

POCSAG transmitter for local alerting systems.

IC

Intercompany

IDEA™

Encryption solution ensuring absolute discretion and maximum security. Messages are encrypted from input right through to the pager and cannot be read by unauthorised individuals.

IMASYS

Integrated Managed Alarming Solutions

IMASYS is Swissphones Critical Messaging Solutions.

IMASYS Alert

IMASYS Alert as a product allows the creation of predefined alarms with escalations to different platforms such as paging, SMS, voice messages on mobile phones and landline numbers and email.

IO

Input/Output

ITC2500

Swissphone POCSAG paging base station for wide area radio networks.

IVR

Interactive Voice Response

LAN

Local Area Network

bezeichnet in der Regel räumlich begrenzte Computer Netzwerke, innerhalb dessen mehrere Computer und Peripheriegeräte verbunden sein können. Um gemeinschaftliche Ressourcen zu ermöglichen.

LTE

Long Term Evolution

LTE ist ein Mobilfunkstandard der dritten Generation.

MS SQL

Microsoft Structured Query Language

PBX

Private branch exchange / telephone system

PLL

Phase-Locked Loop

PNC

Paging Network Controller

POCSAG

Post Office Code Standardisation Advisory Group

R-Module

Software component for reception of feedback messages from RES.Q and s.QUAD terminals.

RIC

Radio Identity Code, an address used in the POCSAG protocol for pagers.

REST API

Software component for transmission of GSM alerts (push notifications) to s.QUAD terminals.

RDI

Reference Data Interface

SMSC

Short Message Service Centre

SDIS

French Fire and Safety Department (Service Départemental d’Incendie et de Secours)

SDS

Self-Directed Support

SMTP

Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. IMASYS SMT enables you to send SMS, pager messages or texts read out for the fixed network via email.

s.ONE

In connection with Swissphone, this refers to the SOS lone worker solution.

s.ONE

Application for alerting, monitoring and resource management.

Taktische Rückmeldung

Der Empfänger einer Nachricht bestätigt aktiv, ob er zum Einsatz kommen kann oder nicht. Der Einsatzleiter erkennt so umgehend die effektive Mannschaftsstärke und kann sofort eine Nachalarmierung weiterer Einsatzkräfte veranlassen.

TCP / IP

Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol

TETRA

Terrestrial Trunked Radio

TELEPAGE®

National Telepage paging network in Switzerland

TMIP

Transparent Mobile Internet Protocol

TIAS

Individual Selective Call Terminal

UHF

Ultra-High Frequency

UMTS

Universal Mobile Telecommunications System

UPS

Uninterruptible Power Supply

VHF

Very-High Frequency

VoIP

Voice Over Internet Protocol

WAN

Wide Area Network

mTAN

Mobile Transaktionsnummer

Als Produkt IMASYS mTAN vorhanden um beispielswiese einen Online-Zugang mit einer echten zwei Faktoren Authentifizierung über unterschiedliche Kommunikationspfade bereitzustellen.

OTP

Als Produkt IMASYS OTP für eine One-time Password vergabe (einmalige Passwortvergabe). Damit können einfach Authentifizierungslösungen realisiert werden.

XML

Extensible Markup Language . It is the format to exchange data with IMASYS OCX/OTP.

Latest News and Events

Events

Events

IWCE 2020

The International Wireless Communications Expo brings experts of the critical messaging industry together. We look forward to seeing you at our booth.

News

Maintel and Swissphone partner to serve the NHS

Press ReleaseMaintel and Swissphone are proud to announce a strategic partnership for the distribution and service of class-leading critical messaging solutions for the healthcare sector in the UK. Since joining forces in January 2019, Maintel and Swissphone have already won a number of large projects in NHS Trust hospitals, with further projects in the pipeline.

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