- February 13, 2017
- MDT Software
February 13, 2017 – MDT Software announced the release of the AutoSave Universal Suite. This group of products provides change management support for all PC-based, FTP and Ethernet-accessible devices used in plant operations.
AutoSave Change Management Software protects, saves, restores, discovers, and tracks changes in industrial programmable devices and files/groups of files. In using AutoSave to manage program changes, automation users can protect the intellectual property in their automation layer across their enterprise; helping to avoid risk regardless of the environment and device type for rapid recovery from hardware failures, mistakes, sabotage and other hazards.
MDT expands the protection of a plant’s intellectual property with the AutoSave Universal Suite. AutoSave “Universal” change management support of source files and device data provides a user configurable method to create programs and track changes. This is provided through the use of one of the “Universal” style modules:
- AutoSave Universal Module
- AutoSave FTP Module
- AutoSave ARMS Module
AutoSave “Universal” style modules all provide the following common features for managing source code:
- User Configurable Filelist of data to manage
- User Configurable Launch command for editing source data
- ASCII/Binary Compare results based on filetype
The AutoSave Universal Module:
The AutoSave Universal module provides the ability to auto-backup, compare and notify users of changes to any file/group of files available on the network via Windows Shares (SMB protocol). This module manages source files and changes for any Ethernet accessible devices such as computers, operator interfaces, robots, scales, word processors, transmitters, spreadsheets, soft logic and graphics applications.
The AutoSave FTP Module:
The AutoSave FTP module provides the ability to auto-backup, compare and notify users of changes to any file/group of files available on the network via the FTP protocol.
The AutoSave Remote Module Service (ARMS):
The AutoSave ARMS module provides the ability to remotely manage data and devices. It can be installed on PC-based devices, and can run custom user-developed (or 3rd party provided) solutions using the scripting language of your choice. Files can be generated, gathered and transferred through the use of its proprietary service and Windows socket-based communications. Some examples include remote PC-based controls, Vision systems or Operator Interfaces.