No. HSYCO requires a paid license, that is associated with the server’s hardware. You can still install and run HSYCO without a license, but all I/O and core functions will be disabled.
We sell HSYCO as a hardware-software bundle. We use industrial-grade low power servers, that we ship pre-installed with a stripped version of Debian Linux. We can address specific deployment needs of large organizations, for example to install HSYCO on virtual servers in large data centers. Feel free to contact us and tell us about your requirements.
Installation and configuration questions
The HSYCO client is a pure Web application. You can both use your standard Web browser or our apps for iOS and Android.
Only if you need to use HSYCO from a remote location or if you need Internet access from HSYCO, for example to retrieve the weather information or to automatically adjust the internal clock.
You will need to directly access your HSYCO server, usually via an HTTPS (secure HTTP) connection. You will need a public IP (static or dynamic) and configure your router/firewall to forward the HTTPS requests to the HSYCO server in your LAN.
While HSYCO is quite easy to configure, it is an extremely flexible and powerful supervision solution. You will need to manually define the configuration parameters and design your own control pages. The process is effectively supported by several integrated development tools.
Absolutely not. HSYCO is a local dedicated server, that is completely under your own control and ownership. HSYCO doesn’t depend on any portal or external infrastructure.
Yes. HSYCO is not a closed appliance, but a Java core software running on a standard Linux operating system. You have full root access to the operating system, with no restrictions. Of course you are fully responsible for any configuration or version changes to the operating system. Tweaking the operating system will not void the hardware warranty, but we may charge you to restore a server to its original settings if asked to do so.
HSYCO is developed and tested using the Java OPEN JDK. We do not test HSYCO with other virtual machines.
No. Because HSYCO is used to implement critical supervision systems and runs continuously and unattended, it would be impossible for us to support an automatic upgrade process without risking the integrity and continuity of its services. You are responsible to upgrade the HSYCO software version, as well as the underlying operating system, based on your needs.
HSYCO offers a standard API to let you write device drivers. This is the same API we, the developers of HSYCO, also use when writing drivers. So you can do pretty much all we can do. Of course you can also ask us to develop custom drivers for you.