Whether remote management or local service, Avantgarde e-ControlNet® is always the right choice. With its modular, flexible architecture, the M2M platform integrates itself seamlessly into your systems and processes and can also be modified to individual requirements.
The central element for communication with technical end devices is the e-ControlNet server, to which the user has access in accordance with their user rights via the Web front-end. The open interface concept enables parallel communication with end devices of various manufacturers and various product generations. Since the data is stored in a standardised format and conceptualized by means of a meta level, different devices and plants – e.g. pumps, wind power plants, measuring positions for environmental monitoring – can be steered using the same application and their data comprehensively assessed.
With the e-ControlNet Mobile Client all important functions of the server platform are also available as a stand-alone Windows application that can be operated on all commercial PCs or notebooks. A broad range of interfaces from classic serial ports to a LAN connection can be used for local communication with the end device. All functions for plant management, parameterisation, trending and analysis can also be used by the service technician onsite, independent of whether the plant has an online connection itself or not. The flexibility of Avantgarde e-ControlNet thus enables a significant reduction in development expenditures for a remote management platform and local service tool, a short time-to-market and a universal service strategy. Memorability and uniform operation guarantee high acceptance and low training costs.
Avantgarde e-ControlNet with its flexibility is the foundation for new business models that unite economic and ecological benefits. Energy management in the area of heat generation is a good example for the varied options that result here. Optimal parameterisation can be ensured with a service software based on e-ControlNet Mobile as early as the commissioning process. With the central M2M solution, plants can be monitored and steered at any time ensuring maximum efficiency, minimum emission levels and with the highest system availability. Flexible notification functions with reliable escalation management guarantee a smooth process flow around the clock and save on service costs and personnel. The seamless integration of e-ControlNet into the ERP system of the operator enables exact settlement of the usage-dependent services.