When we developed X-CONNECT®, we didn’t just create an integrated platform for making it error-proof featuring a state of the art user interface and a configure-to-order approach, no, we also had an eye on how to make remote system monitoring and maintenance possible and easy. We believe that the X-CONNECT® approach integrating UI, functionality, I/O, LAN, and databases in one software system, described in one configuration, is the key to make remote monitoring and maintenance straightforward and lean.
Just imagine that you connect to a remote running X-CONNECT® system from your computer. In a few steps, you have the secure VPN connection up and running. You can then monitor and control the system from your computer as if you would have been sitting at the Engine Control Room workstation on the ship.
You know your mission is not being a Chief Engineer on board, so you quickly change your focus from the alarm views and mimics to the job you are up to do. In advance, you have prepared some changes to the system configuration. The customer wanted to have some additional calculations programmed with results presented as a graph in the fuel system mimic.
Besides, it was time for upgrading the X-CONNECT® software with the latest update with improvements and new features.
From X-CONNECT® studio on your computer, you upload your configuration file and the software via the connection to the ship. You are lucky, the connection is good, and the upload of software and configuration files takes you 15 minutes. You are now ready for deployment.
On the running X-CONNECT® system, you open the deployment mimic. With some few mouse clicks, you select the uploaded files, make sure that you merge recent changes (and settings) to the system into the new configuration and finally, you choose to update all parts of the system with the new configuration and software.
By a simple click, deployment is done, after less than a minute, the system restart automatically, and you have completed your mission.
The whole operation took you less than 20 minutes.
That is Automation. Simplified.