Bobst Announces Mobile Portal

Bobst introduces the Mobile Portal, an app for smart phones and tablets that remotely monitors machines and displays key production data.   Designed to meet the needs of the busy manufacturing manager or executive, Mobile Portal creates awareness about operations – whether the production floor is in the next room or on the other side of the world. “Being the first major machine  supplier in the packaging industry to offer this type of Remote Monitoring demonstrates our commitment to providing our customers with innovation and excellence in services”, said Stephan Maerz, Head of Business Unit  Services for Bobst.  “Mobile Portal builds upon our capabilities in remote monitoring and puts the information into the hands of those who need it with a high level of convenience.” Mobile Portal is an extension of Bobst’s Internet service called Connect Portal and is based on remote monitoring machines and storing data  in the cloud.  This platform uses highly secure Internet […]

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Enodia solves the Siemens PG-PC network dilemma

Remote service technicians are continually challenged to keep track of complex networking configurations for establishing communications to remote devices. This is especially problematic for the Siemens S-7 family of controllers where unintentional changes made to the PLC communication configuration can alter its program thereby causing a loss of communication and disruption of the machine operation.  To solve this critical issue Ei3 has launched is latest development, Enodia, a Remote Service Helper application, that enables IP address and port redirection during simultaneous remote machine connections over Ei3’s Argo remote service network.  Enodia, symbolically named after the Greek god of gateways, creates a transparent gateway over the secure Ei3 network, between computers using Siemens Step 7 PLC programming software to a Siemens Step 7 PLC on a machine.  Spencer Cramer, CEO of Ei3 Corporation, asserted that “the release of Ei3’s Enodia application demonstrates our commitment to continuous improvement. Enodia increases the ability of service technicians to rapidly […]

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