Availability, Reliability and Stability are all key points to running a plant. IGSS offers full system redundancy at all levels of the system.
With IGSS, you can rest assured that any “weak link” in the system – be it the client, the server or the data network between them – can always be set up with a redundant equivalent.
A redundant LAN between the IGSS process server and the IGSS operator stations, or clients, ensures uninterrupted system operation even in the event of a network failure.
The operator stations are equipped with two network cards – each connected to a separate LAN. Should the operator stations lose communication to the server due to a network failure, or even due to a faulty network card, they will automatically switch over to the secondary network card without experiencing any data loss.
Server and client redundancy set up
Client/server architecture is also used to realise a new kind of distributed information network – accessible anywhere and at any time. The IGSS application can be accessed with a wireless connection or via the Internet. This provides instant real-time or historical process information – an invaluable tool for fine-tuning daily operations and for implementing strategic planning.In order to increase stability and reliability and to always be available, IGSS can be set up in the following ways:
- Dualized Servers
- Operator station with distributed driver
- Single User Backup system
Data availability under all conditions
IGSS systems deliver complete round-the-clock availability of process data and process control. The best proof of the robustness of IGSS is the range of customers in the off-shore and ship automation industries, where rigorous and demanding requirements concerning security and reliability must be met.