Each Advanced Wide Access Controller (AWAC) contains an embedded ARM based PC running a Linux operating system. Layered on top of this system are specific custom built services which connect to and test the emergency devices. Additional services provide functionality to display, email or SMS the test results.
AWACs have been designed to work together to form larger networks to control and monitor buildings or campuses of varying size and in multiple locations. This distributed style and design provides a powerful and flexible solution to all emergency monitoring installations.