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.
Four classes of reports are available:
- Execution Report
- Comparison Report
- Audio Log Report
- User 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 an 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 feature is incredibly powerful: it can be used to
immediately answer the question of why a documented modem was not detected for
Even better, in Xiscan 6.3 we added the User Audio Log
Report. Using simple XML syntax you can create your own reports to mine the
databases for data that's of specific interest to you.
Building Xiscan on top of a non-proprietary database
makes the vendor-specific tools available to support non-standard queries or
presentation of results.