CASSIE's exclusive Visual Management is a new, intuitive way to manage computer labs and printers that does
not rely on confusing multi-level menus, tabular spreadsheet views or scripts.
Your system design is based around graphical maps that you define: it's how you configure the system
and it's how the staff and patrons interact with the system. You design your map views in a way that makes
sense for your staff and your patrons, and facilitates their success with the system.
Easy for IT Staff
Configuration is straightforward, as you add the computer and printer objects to your map and then drill down
into each object's properties. You may add informational objects to help patrons navigate your buildings and find
resources. Move your objects around and align them easily with automatic grid snapping. The hierarchical
configuration allows you to set policies once and apply them to multiple objects in one step. With the proper credentials,
you can access the system configuration from any station in the system.
Easy for Frontline Staff
Staff members, from any staff station, can visually monitor the real-time status of the lab
for which they are responsible or the whole system. All staff functions are available in a clean, uncluttered menu bar
along the left hand side of their window. A context menu yielding functions related to each station is just a
right-click away and when a special case arises, staff members are able to override the programmed policies with simple
clicks. The real-time statistics reports
are available from any staff station, at
Easy for Patrons
Patrons may view the map, with its informational landmarks like reference desks, stacks, restrooms and
checkout locations, from any self-service kiosk. Patrons may find a computer to use, register in a waiting list,
make a deposit into their personal printing account (with an optional vending machine
or claim their print jobs — all without staff involvement.