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WHAT IS SMARTSYS™?
SmartSys™ employs a new and innovative approach to machine and job control for card production. SmartSys™ machine control software suite is built from the ground up by NBS Technologies to be the basis of our overall MCS ‘go-forward’ strategy.
SmartSys™ is the machine control software that significantly simplifies the process of Card Layout, Production Job Control, Input Datafile compatibility and Audit Trail definition. SmartSys is available for the Horizon™range of products as well as in a tabletop version (SmartSys Tabletop) for NBS Desktop Lasers, Advantage™ Desktop Embossers, ImageMaster™ Thermal Printers, Javelin product line and many third party printers offering enhanced batch issuance capabilities and functionality.
Designed to be used with our NBS Desktop Lasers, Advantage™ Desktop Embossers, ImageMaster™ Thermal Printers and Javelin product line. This SMARTSYS™ Tabletop option will cover the entire NBS desktop range and many third party printers enabling you to complete basic functions such as Card layout design, Production job definitions and data encryption.
SMARTSYS MACHINE CONTROL
Designed to function with our high volume range. The SMARTSYS Machine Control enables you to utilize its powerful Input data compatibility tools, easy to use card layout utility and establishing a customized production audit trail. Basic security features such as data encryption auditing, and the ability to check productivity levels of your system.
WHAT DOES SMARTSYS OFFER?
SmartSys machine control software provides access to all necessary setting for each CPE in the Horizon range of products. These settings determine how each CPE will function depending upon card personalization objectives. SmartSys provides powerful tools that enable it to accept data in wide array of formats. It also provides operators with a simple to use interface and allows system managers the flexibility to limit or gain access key systems features/functionality. All of this while offering all the capabilities necessary to integrate it into PCI compliant environment. The benefits of this solution include:
Easier to train personnel
Improved machine control and error recovery
All required PCI compliance tools
Data security compliance (new VISA/MasterCard requirements)
Improved file handling
Tighter integration with our EMV / Smart card programming software products
Improved access security
Improve file management and card layout utilities.
To ensure the reliability and quality of NBS high-volume card production, all of our Horizon family of products run SmartSys machine control software.
The SmartSys Suite is a new and innovative approach to machine control software (MCS). This suite of software consists of a core machine control application and a growing list of optional value added applications.
The SmartSys core includes the User Interface, Machine Setup, Job Definition Tools, Card layout/design tools, Data Encryption tools, Audit trail/machine reports and System Diagnostic tools. Each element of the core application has been designed to maximize flexibility while maintaining a simple/user friendly interface.
The SmartSys core serves as the underlying framework for connecting together the suite of available optional applications allowing organizations to add features and functionality as their needs change over time.
HOW DOES SMARTSYS WORK?
This section is primary interface with the Operator. Provides a simple button click interface to start, stop and or pause production it also will display pop up windows that alert the operator of intervention required and machine errors. In all cases the pop up window will prompts the operator with all viable actions to resume production. It also provides the operator with a simple to use menu of available jobs/card layouts to run as well as a record selection tool.
MAIN USER INTERFACE
MACHINE SETUP SCREEN
DATA FILE SET-UP SCREEN
This section allows the machine to be set up and adjusted as required for the current production needs. Card personalization elements can be activated for turned off as needed with click of the mouse. This section also allows your technical staff access to detailed performance parameters that might require adjustment.
This section allows production jobs to be created and saved that facilitate repetitive production of certain card type. A card layout and corresponding machine configuration can be saved together for the production of certain card type and therefore are easily available for recall the next time this card type is to be produced. This tool also limits opportunities for errors by machine operators buy linking known good setup and preventing unintentional changes.
CARD LAYOUT EDITOR SCREEN
CARD LAYOUT EDITOR
The card layout editor is used to design the front and back of the card. The data records are assigned to specific objects on the card and the card personalization elements are assigned to produce the object.
DATA ENCRYPTION TOOL
This is the central component which ensures compliance to Mastercard®, Visa® card holder information security program. SmartSys provides two distinct and important roles in fulfilling these requirements. It establishes certificates used for securing the environment and provides capability for manual file encryption.
CARD LAYOUT EDITOR SCREEN
AUDIT TRAIL & MACHINE REPORTS
SmartSys has powerful yet simple to use reporting functions. Audit trail reports can easily be customized to include any and or all fields from the database record along with a time stamp of when the card was produced. The software also includes a few standard reports that summarize all production activity.
SmartSys contains a number of strong diagnostics tools that assist in isolating faults as well as some built in reports that collect data that will make trends analysis easier. This coupled with a power arcnet communication monitor that is very useful fault isolation. Note: The diagnostic tools described are only available for Horizon Series products.
OPTIONAL VALUE ADDED APPLICATIONS SMARTSYS PRODUCTIVITY MONITOR™
Productivity Monitor™ is an optional application that tightly integrates with SmartSys core application. The main function of this application is to track general daily operational information and shift efficiency/productivity. There are three major areas of data capture, which include machine, shift and batch run data that is viewable on screen via a standard interface. Productivity Monitor is an add-on module that can be added without the need to modify the core MCS software.
APPLY FOR SOFTWARE TRAINING
NBS Technologies continuously develops, upgrades and improves its software packages to ensure that it has the latest security features and system updates. Our specialised training programmes have been developed so that they are easy to follow and broken down into quick, easy steps. Everyone's needs and requirements are different and NBS Technologies can create training session specifically dedicate to your individual requirements.
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