a tour of Xiscan Report
Xiscan provides summary reporting features,
accessible through a web-based interface. From version 6 of Xiscan, the
Enterprise Edition also supports a batch interface, allowing for scan reports
to be generated automatically.
Three classes of reports are available:
- Execution Report
- Comparison Report
- Audio Log Report
The Execution Report summarises the results of a specific
scan. It identifies the telephone numbers associated with modems and faxes, and
also reports on the busy lines it found (which can also be indicative of modem
activity depending on the time of day).
The Comparison Report provides all of this information for a
scan, but in addition allows comparison with the results of an existing
archived scan. This allows changes in the configuration of modems and faxes
within your telephone network to be tracked over time.
The Audio Log Report is a new Enterprise Edition feature
added in Xiscan 6.1. It provides a direct interface to some of the Call
Analysis functionality introduced with Xiscan 6. The report allows a user to
quickly review all of the calls in an individual scan, and replay audio logs of
any calls of interest. This new feature is incredibly powerful: it can be used
to immediately answer the question of why a documneted modem was not detected
Building Xiscan on top of a non-proprietary database
makes the vendor-specific tools available to support non-standard queries or
presentation of results.