Monitoring processes for fast response times
The requirements of the chemical and pharmaceutical industry is quite diverse: On the one hand, small and medium-sized process control rooms depend on reliable systems; on the other hand, there are complex control rooms in which several process plants as well as heterogeneous processes are monitored simultaneously. In this context, it is particularly important to keep an overview of all processes and to be able to operate many screens and computer constellations at the same time. Numerous control room features such as CrossDisplay-Switching do not only simplify tasks, but are also very intuitive to use – a difference operators can feel!
Another important topic: The systems must be fail-safe and always ready to be operated – a crucial aspect when dealing with chemical processes, for example.
How is KVM able to help in these scenarios? The monitoring and SNMP functions integrated in many G&D devices let you monitor the system statuses of peripherals and G&D products connected. Here, various parameters are measured continuously. Any conditions are detected, documented and reported to the system administrator. This helps people in charge to react immediately to critical situations such as exceeding temperatures or failing communication. As a result, there are far fewer system failures, increased availability times, and both users and system administrators can work more efficiently.