DDS Amadeus 8

Integrated Security System

Amadeus 8 Introduction
Amadeus 8 Web Module

3 Task Groups – Setup, Management and Security – boost user’s experience by enabling selective access to the screens pertaining to user responsibilities.

Powerful Infrastructure
– One file license installation setup: Install the full license, including the SQL database, in one click.
– Setup wizard: Configure the whole system through a few clicks, in a couple of minutes.
– Tree infrastructure view: Locate easily the physical elements, organised in a tree view.

Modern Development Tools
Agile© software development methodology and the latest programming tools, Microsoft© WCF/WPF and Telerik©, create an intuitive interface with colossal capacity.

Service-oriented Architecture
– SQL database: Amadeus 8 supports MS SQL Server version 2008 or higher
– Windows Service

The intuitive look and feel of the graphic interface improves the visual experience.

Personalised Layout
– Dock screens: Drag and drop several windows and display them in a tile layout of a single screen.
– User authorisations: Personalise the screen by choosing the data to display for specific users.
– Multi-lingual per log-in: Interface with Amadeus 8 in the user’s selected language.
– Multi-task: Work with multiple screens simultaneously.

Smart Data Filtering
– Table flexibility: Group by criteria, drag & drop by column, filter through the funnel…
– “Search as you type“ tool: Get search results in real time, as the list of possibility decreases when more letters are entered.
– Reports: Create, export and print reports based on filtered tables.

Real-time Notification
– Act upon status changes in real-time through the dashboard and the security center.
– Get a tooltip message when reaching license’s limit.

Task Groups

DDS team, with the help of UX consultants, has designed Amadeus 8 software with the operator experience in mind. Amadeus 8 approach is based on three task groups corresponding to three types of users: Set-up for the installers, Management for the security and company manager, and Security for the guards. The features available for each type of user are specific to its specific duties.


Configure the system’s parameters in a more simple and powerful way than ever.

Infrastructure: Rely on the setup wizard to build the site in a straightforward process. Create controllers, and all their parameters by default, for access and lift.
Time Zone: Define the time periods in which system functions will be activated.
Access: Supervise cardholders’ access points, time authorisations and assigned access groups.
Video: Construct the logical video tree structure. Amadeus 8 integrates DVR’s and NVR’s from numerous video partners.
Alarm Zone: Define groups of inputs that will be armed / disarmed together.
Global Reflexes: Set up complex, flexible cause and effect rules with a deceptively simple user interface.
Position – Graphic Module: Create a virtual representation of the physical elements (door, inputs…), as well as of the predefined actions, with dynamic icons layered on top of maps.
Badge Templates: Personalise badges as you please.
Options: Manage appearance, behaviours, and file location preferences with an easy swipe of YES/NO buttons and drop down list selections.
Diagnostics: Consult sophisticated diagnostic tests and solution tools.


Enable power day-to-day users to keep the site configuration up-to-date.

Badges: Create badges. Update their status.
Cardholders: Create cardholders. Add personal information and photo. Attribute access groups, escort, anti-passback levels… Assign multiple badges of different technologies, including biometry. Match and print personalised badges.
Profiles: Group users sharing the same screens’ authorisations.
Users: Define categories of users benefiting from specific screens authorisations.
Departments: Divide the company into subgroups.
Event History: Consult and print concise, legible reports of the occurring events.
Time & Attendance: Generate time sheets for a given period and selected cardholders.


Control the system with DDS’s next generation security platform. Act upon events and videos in real-time to secure your installation.

Display Events: Consult the graphic representation of alarm and access with a full level of interaction (acknowledge, confirm, flip card for more info…)
Event Log: Refer to the extensive events’ information in a tabular display.
Display Photo: Identify cardholders according to their photos.
Alarm Zones: Arm and disarm alarm zones status which is governed by weekly programs or reflexes.
Video: Perform camera related monitoring operations directly from Amadeus 8 CCTV client. View live feed and playback video records. Compare videos/pictures side by side. Take snapshots. Control a PTZ enabled camera.
Security Center: Handle security from the dynamic Amadeus 8’s security center, which manages the site’s access and alarm graphically, emulating a supervisor.
Roll Call: Consult the real time list of cardholders present on the site.

Web Visitor Module

Any Amadeus 8 user with a web browser can smoothly manage visits and meetings.

The host schedules the event.

The receptionist welcoming the guests issues the badges.

The security staff follows up the encounter’s status. The manager generates reports.

Manage the access rights of an appointment between a host and a single visitor (visit) or multiple ones (meeting).

Schedule visits and meetings in your calendar.

Add visitors as new cardholders into the database, define their access right and if required assign an escort, print a badge with a picture.

Track participants according to the event life cycle (enrolment, check-in, visit started and visit ended), until the scheduled appointment is over.Filter the log based on search and sort criteria.Create multiple reports filtered according to what is needed.

Access the Visitor Control screen from any web browser.

Roll Call, Time & Attendance

Amadeus 8 provides Roll Call and Time & Attendance solutions.

The Roll Call solution, based on area management, counts in real time the persons present in an area (building, office floor, department…)

Presence reports can be sent by mail, in real time, to the mobile phone or tablet of the person responsible for the area.

Everybody is accounted for according to his last badging.

In a scenario of evacuation, the roll call provides information about who is still in the building and who is not.

In case of emergency, knowing the last location of the missing persons can prove to be of great help for the managers and rescue services.

A possibility exists to pass the cardholders manually from one area to another, if corrections are necessary.

The Time and Attendance solution provides reports based on first in and last out.

Security Center

Tree Structure
Represent the maps of the site in an easily retrievable structure.

Alarm Pane
Be notified of the current alarms that require an operator’s attention. Acknowledge and confirm alarms directly from the service center. Sort alarms by priority or chronologically. Click on the alarm to navigate to the corresponding map.

Map Navigation
Display automatically the map relating to the last alarm. Consult the animated icon representing graphically the alarms status. Switch between different maps. Zoom to place icons or map areas in focus. Show or hide types of icons. Confirm all alarms at once. Locate a system component easily.

Animated Icons
Be updated on an item status via modifications of an icon visual.

Access Events Pane List
Keep updated in real time on the current access events that required an operator’s attention. Consult the access event cards containing photo, description and timestamp. Sort events chronologically. Open the full list of events.

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