The following is a list of major features added in DS 7.11:
- DS7 to DS7 Sharing. DS 7.11 includes a new API that allows data to be shared across sites. Shared data is viewable in the Watchboard map interface and allows an entire state or collection of DS7 sites to share data easily and effectively to promote coordination and help with planning and response.
- HAZMAT Library and HAZMAT Inventory feature. DS 7.11 includes a major enhancement which adds a HAZMAT inventory capability to assets. Users are able to search the built-in HAZMAT Library of over 5,000 substances when building up a list of specific hazardous substances for each asset. Specific HAZMAT information (CAS, UN/NA, DOT Hazard Label, NFPA704 diamond, ERG Guide number) then appear per HAZMAT item on the asset’s HAZMAT screen. Photographs can also be captured per HAZMAT item. This enables planners and responders to quickly understand what substances exist at each facility and how to approach in the case of an incident. Users are also able to add new substances into the library as they encounter substances not already catalogued. The HAZMAT inventory is seen across 3 areas (Field Assessment, Fire Pre-Incident Assessment, and off the Asset’s new HAZMAT section directly). The HAZMAT section also includes additional HAZMAT-related attributes which can be set per asset. This HAZMAT Inventory list is provided via a new “HAZMAT Inventory Manager” DS7 role. Ask your Haystax Technology representative about activating this new role.
- Tier II HAZMAT Data Import. DS 7.11 introduces the ability to import Tier2 Submit 2013 HAZMAT data files into DS7 to populate HAZMAT Inventories for assets in the system. Tier2 Submit Software is provided by the EPA for facilities to submit electronic chemical inventory reports. Many states accept Tier2 Submit, and the data can now be exported into DS7. This new import capability enables an efficient and quick approach to utilize already collected hazmat data to automatically populate hundreds of assets’ worth of HAZMAT inventories with “the click of a button”. Ask your Haystax Technology representative about taking advantage of this great feature.
- Updated Security Model. DS 7.11 includes a major overhaul to its data security model. In DS 7.10 and prior, all data security was controlled at the “jurisdiction” level. Assets, incidents, and other things were placed into jurisdictions. Users were then assigned access to jurisdictions to be granted access to the data. In this DS 7.11 release, the security model has been updated and a new “Security Group” is the new mechanism by which security works. This allows for greater flexibility as the “Security Groups” no longer have to be geographical jurisdictions and can instead be agency-based, department based, mission based, or modelled after any other set of security groups. In addition, security can be much simplified down to a core set of Security Groups if desired.
- Assessment Form import (XLS). DS 7.11 includes a new service offering that allows Haystax Technology engineers to import hundreds of facility assessment files to pre-populate assessments within DS7. For example, if your Fire Department has hundreds of High Rise XLS forms, this new offering enables Haystax Technology engineers to work with you to automate a data import of old legacy data to migrate it into the DS7 platform.
- REST API. DS 7.11 includes a new REST API which allows for easier integration and connection with third party systems and developers.