FireWorks is an incident management command and control platform that comprises hardware, software, and networking components that together provide a powerful and cohesive Mass Notification and Life Safety solution. Sophisticated networking technology allows it to integrate seamlessly with EDWARDS life safety solutions, yet FireWorks remains fully interoperable with third-party equipment, making it ideal for system upgrades or new installations alike. FireWorks can automatically trigger programmed responses to facility events, or it can act as an operator interface for manual control. The FireWorks user interface provides a clear, concise, and coordinated view of any situation by presenting information strategically. Five configurable graphical viewports offer simultaneous insight into different aspects of an incident, while the underlying software
dynamically manages content in each viewport based on real-time events and user interaction. Facility maps, live video feeds, audio channels, protocol information, and fingertip control over vital equipment all come together instantly within view of an operator facing events that require solid information and split second timing. Supporting every FireWorks workstation is a sophisticated network backbone – strong enough to handle coordinated critical control functions from as many as fifty client workstations and many other devices, yet flexible enough to manage integration with third-party mass notification systems. Redundant server options eliminate risk of communications breakdowns by providing alternate data paths that regenerate communications in the event of signal loss. FireWorks can operate on an existing local area network, or provide facility access from anywhere in the world via secured Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections.