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'''''NOTE:''' For Security system compatability, see the list of [[Supported Panels]]''
 
'''''NOTE:''' For Security system compatability, see the list of [[Supported Panels]]''
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== End User License Agreement ==
 
== End User License Agreement ==
 
[[DSC Software EULA|DSC Software End User License Agreement]]
 
[[DSC Software EULA|DSC Software End User License Agreement]]
  
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==Packages Introduction==
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*DLS 5 Stand-alone
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DLS 5 is the direct replacement for DLSIV package.  It runs on a local machine with all the components installed within it and contains enhance GUI functionality and modified features compare to DLSIV.  This application can be installed via EXE file which will be placed on www.dsc.com or from the existing Auto Updater which will be deleted from the machine ones DLS 5 will be installed.
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*DLS 5 Workgroup Mode
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DLS 5 Workgroup is a feature embedded on top of the existing DLS 5 platform.  There are two parts of this feature:  DLS 5 Workgroup Server and DLS 5 Workgroup Client.  DLS 5 Workgroup Server will be installed on one machine which will act as a server to all the DLS 5 Workgroup Clients installed on different machines.  The database installed on the DLS 5 Workgroup Server machine will be shared among all the DLS 5 Workgroup Clients.  All the services will be installed on a server and user(s) will only install DLS 5 Workgroup Client on their machines.  Maximum of eight modems will be connected to DLS 5 Workgroup Server machine and maximum of eight overall concurrent PSTN communications will be accepted at a time.  20 concurrent of each Ethernet and SMS communications can be executed with the next job going into queue.  Maximum of 200 jobs combined (PSTN, Ethernet & SMS) can be queued on Workgroup Server.  This product is very much similar to current DSC ES but smaller in scale and with improved installation method.    The DLS 5 Workgroup Client and DLS 5 stand-alone can be installed on the same machine but only one can be run at a time.  This will provide flexibility for the end user to work either online or offline.
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*DLS 5 System Administrator
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DLS 5 System Admin package is designed to be operated by non-technical end users.  They will be able to manage and monitor their system but will not be able to configure/program it (no [*8] Installer programming).  This package will be distributed as one NSIS EXE file and will be generic for both NA & INT markets (no separate market installation packages).  As DLS, there will be two types of DLS 5 SA packages: Stand-alone and Workgroup Mode.
  
 
==Supported Operating Systems==
 
==Supported Operating Systems==
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*Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) - 32 bit and 64 bit
 
*Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) - 32 bit and 64 bit
  
== Prerequisites ==  
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== Supported Database ==
  
The following applications must be installed for DLS IV to operate.
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*SQLite
  
1) Microsoft .NET Framework v3.5 SP1
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== Prerequisites ==
  
2) Microsoft SQL Express 2005 SP3
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The following applications must be installed for DLS 5 to operate.
:: Version 9.00.4035
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3) Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Runtime (x86)
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If the PC is connected to the internet, DLS 5 install will automatically perform the following prerequisite installations. If not, they need to be manually installed:
 
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*Windows Installer v3.1 - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=889482FC-5F56-4A38-B838-DE776FD4138C
During the installation process, DLS IV detects any missing applications and  automatically installs them for you. However, to speed up the DLS IV installation process or if you are having trouble with the automated installation of prerequisites, these applications may be installed manually by the user before starting the DLS IV installation. They must be installed in the order listed below.
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*Microsoft .NET Framework v3.5 SP1—http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=AB99342F-5D1A-413D-8319-81DA479AB0D7
 
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*Microsoft SQL Express 2005 SP3—http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3181842a-4090-4431-acdd-9a1c832e65a6  
1) Windows Installer v3.1  
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*Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Runtime (x86)—http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9b2da534-3e03-4391-8a4d-074b9f2bc1bf  
:: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=889482FC-5F56-4A38-B838-DE776FD4138C  
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*Any critical updates to these prerequisites should be installed via Windows Update. At a minimum, DLS 5 will require Either:
 
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**Windows XP Security Hotfix Kb926255—http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=966704b5-1a7e-4110-9694-844706a52db7&displaylang=en
 
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**Windows XP Service Pack 3 (use Windows Update)
2) Microsoft .NET Framework v3.5 SP1
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**Windows Vista (use Windows Update)
:: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=AB99342F-5D1A-413D-8319-81DA479AB0D7  
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**Windows 7 (use Windows Update)
 
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3) Microsoft SQL Express 2005 SP3
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:: Version 9.00.4035
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:: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3181842a-4090-4431-acdd-9a1c832e65a6  
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4) Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Runtime (x86)  
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:: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9b2da534-3e03-4391-8a4d-074b9f2bc1bf  
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Any critical updates to these prerequisites should be installed via Windows Update.
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== Minimum System Requirements==
 
== Minimum System Requirements==
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* '''RAM''': 1GB of System Memory
 
* '''RAM''': 1GB of System Memory
  
* '''Hard Disk''': Up to 1GB of available space may be required.   
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* '''Hard Disk''': Up to 2GB of available space may be required.   
''Note: DLS uses only 40MB, additional hard disk space may be required for prerequisites.''
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* '''CD or DVD Drive''': Not required
 
* '''CD or DVD Drive''': Not required
  
* '''Display''': 1024 x 768 high color, 32-bit (Recommended)
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* '''Display''': 1024 x 768 high color
  
 
== Downloading ==
 
== Downloading ==
  
Download the DLS IV Updater from [http://www.dsc.com The DSC homepage]
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Download the DLS 5 executable file from [http://www.dsc.com The DSC homepage]
 
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== Installation ==
 
== Installation ==
  
DLS IV is built with the future in mind. It runs on Microsoft's powerful .NET Framework 3.5 and MSSQL Express database engine. If you do not currently have these software packages installed, the DLS IV installer will automatically download the latest version directly from Microsoft.com for you and install them without any unnecessary intervention from you, the user.
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DLS 5 is built with the future in mind. It runs on Microsoft's powerful .NET Framework 3.5 and now using SQLite database. If you do not currently have these software packages installed, they will be installed automatically during the DLS 5 installation process.
  
The installation process begins with the DLS IV Updater. The Updater manages the rest of the installation process for you and will provide updates in the future as DSC rolls out additional driver packs and feature updates.
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The installation process begins once installation file is executed.
  
 
Here is a brief run-down of the installation steps:
 
Here is a brief run-down of the installation steps:
  
1. Install the DLS IV Updater.
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1. Install the installation executable file from [www.dsc.com].
 
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2. The DLS IV Updater installation checks for prerequisite applications (VC++ Runtime, .NET Framwork 3.5, and MSSQL Express).
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3. If the .NET Framework 3.5 software is missing, it is downloaded directly from microsoft.com and automatically launched.
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4. If the MSSQL Express software is missing, it is downloaded directly from microsoft.com and automatically launched.
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5. If Visual C++ Runtime components are missing, they are downloaded directly from microsoft.com and automatically launched.
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6. The DLS IV Updater launches and displays the latest available DLS IV products. Choose the DLS IV Engine and any of the available driver packs you need.
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7. The selected components are downloaded directly from the DSC FTP site and installed.
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2. The installation process will check for prerequisite applications (VC++ Runtime, and .NET Framwork 3.5).
  
8. Close the DLS IV Updater software and start using DLS IV.
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3. If the .NET Framework 3.5 software is missing, it is downloaded directly from [www.microsoft.com] and automatically launched.
  
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4. If Visual C++ Runtime components are missing, they are downloaded directly from [www.microsoft.com] and automatically launched.
  
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Once all the prerequisites and engine files are successfully installed, DLS 5 login window will appear.
  
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'''''NOTE:''' SQLite is a light-weight database which does not require any database engine installation.
  
 
== Login ==
 
== Login ==

Revision as of 12:09, 28 November 2012


NOTE: For Security system compatability, see the list of Supported Panels


End User License Agreement

DSC Software End User License Agreement


Packages Introduction

  • DLS 5 Stand-alone

DLS 5 is the direct replacement for DLSIV package. It runs on a local machine with all the components installed within it and contains enhance GUI functionality and modified features compare to DLSIV. This application can be installed via EXE file which will be placed on www.dsc.com or from the existing Auto Updater which will be deleted from the machine ones DLS 5 will be installed.

  • DLS 5 Workgroup Mode

DLS 5 Workgroup is a feature embedded on top of the existing DLS 5 platform. There are two parts of this feature: DLS 5 Workgroup Server and DLS 5 Workgroup Client. DLS 5 Workgroup Server will be installed on one machine which will act as a server to all the DLS 5 Workgroup Clients installed on different machines. The database installed on the DLS 5 Workgroup Server machine will be shared among all the DLS 5 Workgroup Clients. All the services will be installed on a server and user(s) will only install DLS 5 Workgroup Client on their machines. Maximum of eight modems will be connected to DLS 5 Workgroup Server machine and maximum of eight overall concurrent PSTN communications will be accepted at a time. 20 concurrent of each Ethernet and SMS communications can be executed with the next job going into queue. Maximum of 200 jobs combined (PSTN, Ethernet & SMS) can be queued on Workgroup Server. This product is very much similar to current DSC ES but smaller in scale and with improved installation method. The DLS 5 Workgroup Client and DLS 5 stand-alone can be installed on the same machine but only one can be run at a time. This will provide flexibility for the end user to work either online or offline.

  • DLS 5 System Administrator

DLS 5 System Admin package is designed to be operated by non-technical end users. They will be able to manage and monitor their system but will not be able to configure/program it (no [*8] Installer programming). This package will be distributed as one NSIS EXE file and will be generic for both NA & INT markets (no separate market installation packages). As DLS, there will be two types of DLS 5 SA packages: Stand-alone and Workgroup Mode.

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2, Windows Installer 3.1, and kb926255 Windows updates installed
  • Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3 or higher
  • Windows Vista - 32 bit and 64 bit
  • Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 (SP1) - 32 bit and 64 bit
  • Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (SP2) - 32 bit and 64 bit
  • Windows 7 - 32 bit and 64 bit
  • Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) - 32 bit and 64 bit

Supported Database

  • SQLite

Prerequisites

The following applications must be installed for DLS 5 to operate.

If the PC is connected to the internet, DLS 5 install will automatically perform the following prerequisite installations. If not, they need to be manually installed:

Minimum System Requirements

To support the prerequisites for DLS IV the following system requirements must be met:

  • Processor: 600 megahertz (MHz) Pentium III compatible or faster processor - 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster is recommended
  • RAM: 1GB of System Memory
  • Hard Disk: Up to 2GB of available space may be required.
  • CD or DVD Drive: Not required
  • Display: 1024 x 768 high color

Downloading

Download the DLS 5 executable file from The DSC homepage

Installation

DLS 5 is built with the future in mind. It runs on Microsoft's powerful .NET Framework 3.5 and now using SQLite database. If you do not currently have these software packages installed, they will be installed automatically during the DLS 5 installation process.

The installation process begins once installation file is executed.

Here is a brief run-down of the installation steps:

1. Install the installation executable file from [www.dsc.com].

2. The installation process will check for prerequisite applications (VC++ Runtime, and .NET Framwork 3.5).

3. If the .NET Framework 3.5 software is missing, it is downloaded directly from [www.microsoft.com] and automatically launched.

4. If Visual C++ Runtime components are missing, they are downloaded directly from [www.microsoft.com] and automatically launched.

Once all the prerequisites and engine files are successfully installed, DLS 5 login window will appear.

NOTE: SQLite is a light-weight database which does not require any database engine installation.

Login

The default administrator username and password for DLS IV is:

Username = admin

Password = 1234

It is strongly recommended that you change the Administrator's password immediately after installing DLS IV.