ICAS 14 has been released and offers a variety of useful features that further optimise the software. Among other things, the new release improves the interoperability of ICAS, reporting and user-friendliness.
Deeper integration of ICAS into existing IT environments
ICAS 14 now offers two new interfaces in REST API format, allowing external systems to access ICAS. With the REST API SAL (Signal Activity List), queries can be made and their results transmitted – for instance, in the form of audio recordings or decoded texts. A list of tasks, including status and details, is made available via the REST API tasking interface. It can also be used to start and stop tasks. This improved interoperability within ICAS allows even better integration into existing systems.
Reporting – improving transparency and strengthening cooperation
Reports are now managed centrally in ICAS 14 and can be easily shared between users. Changes to reports can also be followed. made are traceable. For even more transparency, information about activities (e.g. creator and export profile of the report) is displayed in the reporting overview. Thanks to customised templates and database fields, as well as the automatic filling of selected fields, reports can now be created much faster than before. In addition, their creation is much easier to integrate into customer-specific workflows and organisational requirements.
The user-friendliness of ICAS has also been optimised with this new release. For a better overview, the layout of the SAL filter criteria has been standardised and entries in context menus have been re-sorted and grouped allowing functions to be found and executed more quickly.
In addition, scrolling and zooming in the spectrum have been made more intuitive. The user can now also zoom in and out on the time, frequency and dB axes using the mouse. This simplifies manual work in the spectrum and data can also be found more quickly.
For faster processing of signal tables, entries can now be called up consecutively via key combinations. Among other benefits, the user can recognise more quickly whether an audio recording contains speech and whether further analysis makes sense.
If you are already a member of the ICAS community and would like to benefit from the latest features, we would be pleased to inform you about the advantages of our comprehensive in-service support. This will provide you with the latest updates and upgrades to maximise the performance of your system.