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Working with Emerge data

School consent must be obtained when using Groupcall devices to reproduce Emerge faults and data should only be downloaded onto Groupcall devices and appropriate security measures, including strong password complexity, must be applied.  This data should be removed by logging … Continue Reading

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Working with Xporter extract data

Encryption of data must be carried out using 7-zip AES encryption prior to transfer to Groupcall systems.  A new GUID should be generated and used as an encryption key in each case and note must be kept of any further … Continue Reading

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Messenger v5 LA Functionality

Messenger v5 has some powerful functionality to enable Local Authorities to be able to communicate effectively with parents, staff and students in their schools. You will have the flexibility and power to target any combination of groups; school staff, learners, … Continue Reading

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XVault Data Collection

Configuring a Collection Template A data collection template is assigned to a zone to detail the SIF objects to be requested and the schedule to carry out those requests.  A collection template also determines whether a zone will listen to … Continue Reading

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Using the XVault Management Console

By default the XVault Web Management Interface is accessible via http://localhost:8080/Groupcall/. The following sections are shown in the XVault Web Management Interface: Agent – this is where you configure Agent-specific settings for XVault. Zones – lists all configured zones, and … Continue Reading

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XVault SQL Configuration

XVault requires that an SQL database is created, typically called XVault, and that it is assigned an SQL user with owner rights to that database. The SQL server must be configured to support TCP/IP connections, typically via port 1433/tcp

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XVault Network Requirements

XVault must be able to contact the following locations in order to operate correctly: https://dashboard.groupcall.com/ http://www.groupcall.co.uk/ In addition XVault must be able to contact any ZIS specified as a zone, if you have a ZIS you will know what the … Continue Reading

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XVault Software Requirements

XVault requires the following software to operate. Groupcall recommends that the SQL server not operate on the same server as XVault. Windows Server 2008 R2 or newer Apache Tomcat 7.0, which requires a Java runtime Access to Microsoft SQL Server … Continue Reading

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XVault Server Specification

Groupcall advises setting aside dedicated hardware for the XVault server, and provides the following specification as a basis to build from. Note that specification will change based upon what objects are being requested, how often and whether event subscription is … Continue Reading

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XVault – SIF or Non-SIF?

XVault supports both SIF and Non-SIF zones. In SIF zones you will need to have a work SIF Infrastructure and you will need to use Groupcall Xporter SIF Agent to connect schools to your SIF infrastructure. Using SIF zones allows for … Continue Reading

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