ACC NEWS 04/2021

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

we hope you are well and that you are still successfully getting through the continuing hard times. Today's newsletter is all about our new version ACC V22, which is available since November. Get excited about numerous new features the new release offers you.

We also invite you to visit us at the upcoming SPS 2021 in Nuremberg. Furthermore, we introduce you to our new corporate website in a fresh design and inform you about the discontinuation of old ACC versions.

Enjoy reading and stay healthy.

Your Alarm IT Factory Team

Visit us at the SPS 2021

Visit us from November 23rd-25th, 2021 at the SPS 2021 in Nuremberg.
Smart Production Solutions is an international trade fair in the field of industrial automation and the annual highlight of the automation industry. With its unique concept, it represents the complete spectrum of smart and digital automation - from simple sensors to intelligent solutions, from what is feasible today to the vision of a comprehensively digitized industrial world.

We will also be represented at the SPS 2021 with our own booth in hall 5, booth 238. We will be happy to present our new ACC V22 there in person.

The SPS 2021 is a 2G event. 

Make your appointment with us and receive your personal trade fair ticket - free of charge.
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New Alarm IT Factory corporate website

With the relaunch of our corporate website, our homepage now awaits you in a modern and fresh design. The new user interface allows you to quickly and easily gain an insight into our products and services related to the ACC and Control Technology. See yourself - we look forward to your feedback. 
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Delivery release of the new version ACC V22

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The new version is available: As of November 1st, 2021 we have published our new release ACC V22.

Be inspired by numerous optimizations and new features.

Note to our support and upgrade contract customers:
You will be contacted by our sales and support team in the next weeks regarding the upgrade of your system to the new version ACC V22.

The new functionalities of ACC V22:

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1) ACC Dashboard

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Visualization of the status of the individual ACC components such as channels, agents, ACC core system as well as the alarmings of the last 24 hours per channel and agent.
Performance Widget
Display of the current utilization of hard disk, CPU and RAM.
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2) ACC App

Reset password

The password can get reset by the employee directly in the app.
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Contact person
Within the app, an internal contact person can be displayed and contacted by email or phone in the event of a problem.

3) ACC user interface

  • The configuration of the ACC (database) can be backed up and restored with a few clicks.
  • Service teams can be added to alarm groups via drag & drop. The order of the service teams corresponds to the order in the ACC archive.
  • The alarming history can be filtered via the archive filter.
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4) Option Monitoring (formerly System Monitoring)

As of ACC V22, the option Monitoring replaces the previous option System Monitoring and offers additional features. The basic functions are included free of charge with ACC V22 and subsequent versions.

The new features:
  • An easy and intuitive interface for configuring and displaying runtime data.
  • The entire alarming process can be fully monitored - from the PLC to the end device.
  • Cyclic tests check the availability of control systems, agents, channels, the telecommunications infrastructure and all other ACC components. Administrators are notified immediately in the event of irregularities. The result is also available to external systems for visualization.

5) Option Team Plan

Extension of the team plan website for an optimized display of data on participants, statuses, service levels and escalation levels:
  • The "Description" and "Status" columns can be hidden as needed
  • Column height is flexible (slider)
  • Optimized tooltip
  • General display in the "Compact" theme
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6) Channel Swisscom eAlarm

The channel Swisscom eAlarm is a connection to the alarming service from Swisscom. It allows sending messages to pagers, by e-mail or also by SMS via the provider Swisscom.

7) Agent OPC UA

Integration of the OPC UA agent into the Monitoring option and support of many common security mechanisms of OPC UA:
  • Security mode: Sign or SignAndEncrypt (signed or signed and encrypted)
  • Cryptographic algorithms: e.g. Basic256, Basic256Sha26, etc. (provided by the OPC server)
  • User authentication: Anonymous login or login with user name/password.
  • Certificates: Secure communication through exchange of certificates between OPC UA agent and OPC UA server.
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Upcoming discontinuations:

ACC V5.0 and V5.1

The following ACC versions will be discontinued in 2022:
  • ACC V5.0 on March 31st, 2022
  • ACC V5.1 on October 31st, 2022
After discontinuation, no more extensions are available for these versions and technical support will be stopped.

Are you affected by the discontinuations?
Please contact us. We will be happy to advise you regarding an upgrade.
Contact AIF

We are very happy to receive your questions and suggestions. You can reach us at:

Tel.: +49 711 62 007 69 - 66

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Alarm IT Factory GmbH
Rotebühlstraße 51A
D-70178 Stuttgart

+49 711 62 007 69 – 0
CEO: Peter Gunsser, Dipl. Ing. (FH)
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