STEARsoft emergency data upload
What the emergency data upload feature does
A copy of today's emergency (attendance) data is kept offsite at stearsoft.co.uk so that in the event of an emergency, if your computers fail (eg due to a power-cut), you can still access today's attendance data using a 3G iPhone or iPad.
How the emergency data upload feature works
Periodically (you can set how frequently), the 'Emergency' screen is uploaded to an area at stearsoft.co.uk. The page is fully encrypted using AES encryption and a 256-bit key before being sent. Once at stearsoft.co.uk it is stored on a server in the UK.
Using an iPhone or 3G-iPad running version 2.4.0 or better of the paid for STEARsoft App, once you have synchronised, an Emergency option will be visible on the top level page to access the Emergency page remotely from stearsoft.co.uk (synchronisation is required to copy the secure key used to encrypt and decrypt the page).
How to configure the emergency data upload feature
The rest will happen automatically, but may take a while to become active. STEARsoft will gradually generate a secure encryption key over a period of time which will then be synchronised during a normal 'sync' to relevant iPads and iPhones.
You can track the progress of key generation and upload in the Administrator section of the web interface; click the 'Emergency uploads' option in the left panel on the main administrator page.
Other information about the emergency data upload feature