DMC was brought on to evaluate the client’s existing system, provide ongoing support, implement additional functionality, and improve system reliability. In addition, DMC has worked with the client to integrate new data sources into the Ignition system, update compliance reports, and troubleshoot network connectivity issues.
After understanding the client’s needs and identifying the shortcomings of the existing system, DMC worked with the client to establish a standardized hub and spoke architecture which will be implemented at all new facilities and retroactively at existing facilities. This architecture is designed from the ground up to avoid any loss of compliance data. As shown in Figure 1 below, each site will have a remote Ignition gateway server. These remote gateways can store data the event of a communication loss. All of that data is seamlessly transferred to the central Ignition server once communication is restored.
Figure 1: Ignition Hub & Spoke Architecture
The client was very satisfied, and DMC will continue to provide ongoing support and new feature requests for their system.
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