Understanding the ATRIUM software portal

Understanding the ATRIUM software

This article covers the structure of the main window of the ATRIUM software, including the different windows, menus, and buttons. 

User Interface Overview

The main window of the ATRIUM software is shown below.

The menu gives access to the Dashboard, Hardware, Advanced Configuration, and Languages menus/tabs.

  1. About
  2. Help
  3. Exit
  1. Credentials
    1. Users
    2. Cards
  2. Access Configuration
    1. Holidays
    2. Schedules
    3. Areas
    4. Access Levels
    5. Access Level Groups
  3. Control
    1. Doors
    2. Relays
    3. Inputs
    4. Outputs
  4. Cabs
    1. Cabs
    2. Floors
    3. Floor Levels
  5. Lockdown
    1. Configuration
  6. Monitoring
    1. Events
    2. Reports
  7. Languages
    1. The ATRIUM software is a multi-language application. Select your desired language from the list. 
  1. Hardware
    1. System Overview
    2. Inputs
    3. Outputs
    4. Locks
    5. Relays
    6. Bells
    7. Tamper Switch
    8. Readers
Advanced Configuration
  1. Programming
    1. Macros
    2. Emails
    3. Cameras
  1. Management
    1. Accounts
    2. Import/Export

Opened Window and Event Window

The Users and Events windows are displayed by default when starting the ATRIUM software. The opened window (Users by default) will be closed and replaced when clicking on any other ribbon button. 

To move an opened window, click on the desired window tab and drag it to the desired location on the computer screen or use the docking arrows to dock it either to the left, right, top, or bottom.

Once a window has been moved as a pop-up, the docking mode is enabled meaning that each window that will be opened will be docked as shown in the following picture. 

Alert Windows

The Hardware Alert and Software Alert windows show event status respectively related to hardware and software Events. The following table lists examples of hardware and software Events.

Examples of Events
  1. Battery Absent - Module 00-00-00-01
  2. Battery Low - Module 00-00-00-01
  3. Bell Shorted - Module 00-00-00-01
  4. Door Lock 0 Bypassed by Emergency Input - Module 00-00-00-02
  5. Input 0 Masked - Module Module 00-00-00-02
  6. Tamper Switch Trouble - Module Module 00-00-00-01
  7. etc.

  1. Attempt to write a duplicate card or keyboard code failed. Module SN: 0, object ID: 1
  2. The module 0 already has an active connection.
  3. Module 0 information was successfully changed.
  4. Cannot connect to the module 0, User right error.
  5. Communication timeout. Module: 0, synchronizer: 1
  6. Login error: the login ID and/or password are wrong.
  7. etc.

Connection Status

Indicates the communication status with the ATRIUM module(s).
  1. Online: Connection established with the controller.
  2. Offline: Connection not established or lost with the controller.
  3. Synchronising: Synchronising the computer and controller data.
  4. Limited Connectivity: Connection established with the controller module but at least one of the expansion modules is offline.

Typing Names and Notes

When changing the name of a system component in the ATRIUM software windows (i.e. name of a door, user, relay, etc.), ATRIUM will immediately refresh the screen.
Please note that ATRIUM supports up to 16 (first and last names) or 32 (other labels) characters for text fields and up to 1000 characters for Notes fields.

Required Fields

Fields surrounded by a red frame are either required fields or fields in error.
For example, the Display Name, Format, and Hex fields from the Card Properties window are mandatory (required) fields.

A field in error prevents from saving changes and closing the window.

Next, learn how to define and manage Users in the ATRIUM software. 

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