|IMBU iPad based Asset Monitoring|
|Written by Gert Dam|
|Tuesday, 22 November 2011 20:18|
IMBU iPad based Asset Monitoring
For good reasons, large organizations value standardization, security, availability combined with a strong support help-desk. IMBU has selected iPad as the platform to use for these reasons.
IMBU believes that any monitoring system put in place should serve each organization at all levels, albeit differently. IMBU implements that by the aggregation of data upwards from individual assets, to machine groups and to locations groups and conversely, by allowing the drilling down from say aggregated assets at country level to a single machine.
IMBU has been launched to serve multi-national customers with English, Chinese, Russian and Kazakh stake holders. All of the above language-groups are currently available.
IMBU’s Transmitters have been designed with harsh field-conditions in mind. Transmitters accept -50C up to +70C ambient temperatures, unreliable GSM network and frequent power-outages. During these circumstances, transmitters continue to operate. When data cannot be uploaded immediately, it is stored locally until the GSM network is back on-line.
All our customers are concerned about data security. From the start, IMBU has assumed security as a top-priority. Where-ever the data is, it is being encrypted using state-of-the-art encryption algorithms. Proper authorization levels are required to access Operations data. Each of the users has a user-profile. User-profiles determine which data can be accessed and which data is not accessible.
Software as a Service (SaaS)
IMBU is offered as a turn-key service whereby end-users pay a $/asset/month, all-inclusive. IMBU manages Transmitters, SIM cards, Data Center & iPad’s with modems. IMBU offers contracts in which users get a service availability guarantee.
User – case example: Technical Director
One of the users we had in mind while developing IMBU is a Technical Director of an Oil and Gas operator, who needs to get a daily & aggregated view over how his assets are performing. Right now, he is getting (often non-standardized) reports in from which the numbers are copied and pasted into a recap. Excel sheet.
User – case example: Field location Manager
Another user we have in mind is a Field location Manager. He has a team of 20 people performing operation & maintenance on 100+ Assets, from small to large. Until now he has only partial information as to how effective & efficient his team really is. It is also sometimes difficult to determine priorities. The Field location Manager is using IMBU to determine, at the start of a working-day, which assets are down and should be checked and which assets have performance issues. It allows the Manager to send his crew on their way to solve the priority issues right away.
User – case example: Meetings & Travel
IMBU is like a working document. It can be turned on instantly. One can display the graphics which are needed at any given time and hand them over to a colleague. During coordination meetings, IMBU offers facts on-the-fly as against assumed performance, opinions & feelings. IMBU stores all data locally on the iPad. During travel and without internet connection, IMBU users can still review historical data to analyze trends and understand optimization points.
To learn more:
Please visit the IMBU Website for more details on the IMBU platform.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 November 2011 20:32|