XiltriX monitors, registers and measures physical constants and variables via analogue sensors. These sensors are connected to a measurement network and a measurement is taken at least once per minute.

These measurements are then digitalized. The software compares the values with the alarmed set parameters. When the values fall outside the alarm limits, the alarm system is activated. As long as the system is active, this scanning process continues.

The web server communicates with the sensor network via the XiltriX multi-functional Calypso modems. These in turn communicate with the sensors using either or both hard-wired Titan or wireless Telesto modems, each of which carries several sensor inputs. The ability to choose between a wired or wireless configuration gives infinite flexibility and scalability and the most cost-effective installation – there is no difference in measuring speed between hard-wired or wireless communication. Telesto can even be used as a wireless communication bridge between a local hard-wired Titan network and Calypso.

The 434 MHz frequency band gives good signal penetration through walls, even in difficult buildings (915 MHz in the U.S.). Calypso also has digital local alarm outputs and a built-in watchdog for added security. Built-in backup batteries and power failure monitors alert the user of local or building-wide power issues while monitoring and alarming continues to function.