Tag: software development

Information and Alarm Tool (IAT)

ETH Zurich relies on an information and alarm tool (IAT), which has been in use since 2017.

In the event of evacuations and attacks, it allows the operator in the alarm control centre to alert affected persons, functionaries and rooms (such as lecture halls, computer rooms, etc.) at the touch of a button.

The following communication channels are used to sound the alarm:

  • digitally signed e-mails
  • landline calls (text-to-speech)
  • text message (SMS) and text-to-speech on the mobile phone
  • EVAK systems and mobile apps push notification (from April 2018)

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ITS SWS developer get-together

The ITS Software Services (ITS SWS) section has been organising developer meetings at ETH Zurich since January 2013. There are two goals behind these get-togethers: on the one hand, we want to establish best practices by promoting the exchange of knowledge and experiences. In doing so we want to strengthen the level of software development in ITS SWS (and at the ETH in general), and compensate for any knowledge gaps. Read more

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