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Autosave

AutoSave


Contents

Contents

  • Change Management

  • About AutoSave

  • About MDT software

  • Features


Change management

Change Management


Why change management

Why Change Management

  • Good business practice

  • Regulatory compliance

  • Minimize downtime

  • Disaster recovery SOP

  • Change control SOP

  • Reduce errors

  • Promote teamwork

  • Protect investment

  • Increase security and safety

  • Lower administration costs


Manufacturers business disruptions

Manufacturers Business Disruptions


Potential risks

Potential Risks

  • Lost programs

  • Wrong program loaded

  • Unknown changes

  • Unauthorized changes

  • Security breach

  • Downtime

  • Safety issues

  • Re-development efforts


About autosave

About AutoSave


What is autosave

What is AutoSave

  • Enterprise source management solution providing a comprehensive suite of tools to protect, save, restore, discover, and track changes for industrial programmable devices and documents.

  • AutoSave unifies plant automation software under one common user interface.

  • Use of AutoSave results in a secure, well documented, controlled environment which dramatically reduces coordination constraints, wasted effort, and safety concerns.


Client server agent

Client / Server / Agent

  • AutoSave Client workstations house the programming software editor.

  • The AutoSave Server stores all the program files, manages security.

  • The AutoSave Agent performs the unattended Upload, Download, and Compare.

  • Compressed programs are transferred from the Server to the Client for editing.


Plc edit session

PLC Edit Session

Manual

With AutoSave

Login to AutoSave

Select Program

Find Right Program

Verify user permissions

Verify client permissions

Lock program

Transfer from server to client

Comment files available

Launch Editor

Make Changes

Save and Exit Editor

Comment Prompt

Check-in program

New revision created

Saved on Server

Copy to Backup

Logout of AutoSave

Note changes

Server automatically verifies PLC to Library copy and emails difference report


How autosave works

How AutoSave Works

Server & Database

Agent

ProgrammingWorkstation

Device


Key features

Key Features

  • Version control

  • System security

  • Change control

  • Central library

  • Single interfaceenvironment

  • Archival backups

  • Audit trail


Editors and devices

Editors and Devices

  • Windows applications

  • Intellution

  • GE / Fanuc

  • Rockwell / Allen-Bradley

  • Siemens

  • Schneider / Modicon / Telemecanique

  • Wonderware


Proven technologies

Proven Technologies

  • Microsoft Windows 2000

  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0

  • Microsoft SQL 2000 server

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer


Customers

Customers


Autosave installed industries

AutoSave Installed Industries

  • 4,700+ nodes

  • Automotive

  • Food and Beverage

  • Pharmaceutical

  • Steel

  • Brewing

  • Oil & Gas

  • Transportation

  • Railroads

  • Ships

  • Pulp & Paper

  • Water & Waste Water

  • Specialty Chemical

  • Pipelines


Customers around the world

Customers Around the World

A.K. Steel

Abbot Labs/Ross

Bayer

BNFL

Brach & Brock

Caterpillar

Coors Brewing

Corn Products

DaimlerChrysler

Delphi

E.J. Gallo Winery

Eli Lilly

Ford Motor

General Mills

General Motors

Georgia Pacific

Hewlett-Packard

Iams

Jaguar

Kellogg's

Kraft/Post Foods

Livermore National Labs

Miller Brewing

Nabisco

National Starch & Chemical

Nestlé

Newport News Shipbuilding

Procter & Gamble

Ralston Purina

South African Brewery

The New York Times

Visteon

Williams Gas Pipeline


About mdt

About MDT


Who is mdt

Who is MDT

  • Software development company

  • Change management solutions since 1983

  • Privately owned 30+ employees

  • Exclusive business focus

  • A Desco industrial company 1000+ strong

  • Robust device test lab

  • Start-up services

  • Custom engineering services

  • Education and training services


Automation partners

Automation Partners

  • ABB

  • GE / Fanuc

  • Intellution

  • Rockwell

  • Schneider

  • Siemens

  • Wonderware


Mdt milestones

MDT Milestones

  • 2002 - Windows2000 server

  • 2002 - Exclusive editor directing technology

  • 1999 - Windows-NT server

  • 1997 - Windows clients

  • 1993 - 1st client/server PDS solution

  • 1989 - 1st all inclusive PDS solution

  • 1986 - 1st program compare

  • 1983 - Founded


Autosave features

AutoSave Features


System components

System Components

  • AutoSave Server

  • AutoSave Clients

  • AutoSave Agents

  • Scheduler

  • Security authentication

  • SQL database

  • Communications configuration (MMC)

  • Web server (IIS)

  • Email server (SMTP)


Security

Security

  • Restrict functionality and access by user or computer workstation

  • NT authentication

  • Authorized user privileges

  • Client workstation access control

  • User access control

  • Privilege rights

    • Area

    • Program

    • Device

    • Editor functions

    • Administration

  • User classes

  • Security can not be bypassed


Archival backup

Archival Backup

  • On-demand upload save

  • On-demand download restore

  • Scheduled compare

  • Auto change email notification

  • On-demand compare

  • Automated Update of current working copy


Change tracking

Change Tracking

  • On-demand and scheduled compare

    • Data values

    • Ladder logic programs

    • Documentation

    • ASCII text

    • Binary files

  • Automated email notices

    • Of differences

    • On downloads

    • Of new versions

  • Automated update of new version in device

  • Prevent undetected or unauthorized changes


Version control

Version Control

  • Central file storage

    • Current working copy

    • Named version copies

    • Automated increment of numbered ancestor copies

    • Local workstation copies

  • File locking

    • Manual

    • Automatic

  • Compressed file sets for fast transfer

  • New version email notice

  • Configurable number of generations

  • Time-base ancestor revisions


Change control

Change Control

  • Streamlined edit process

  • Online / Offline editor access

  • Revision notes

  • Pre-configured communications

  • Contained editor functions

    • Prevent online when offline

  • Multi-user system

  • Multi-session editing

  • Manage editor versions across enterprise


Streamlined seamless integration

Streamlined / Seamless Integration

  • Intuitive operation

  • Multi-device compatibility

  • Transparent data handling

  • Integrated client technologies

  • Common interface for all editors

  • Works with any editor


Central server

Central Server

  • Automated engine

  • Systems security

  • Common version control library

  • Enterprise network communications

  • Comprehensive plant-wide support

  • Secure access


Team collaboration

Team Collaboration

  • Shared programs and documentation stored in central location

  • File locking prohibits accidental overwrites

  • Revision control

  • Automatic email notice of changes

  • Reliable working program versions readily available


Autosave features1

AutoSave Features


Packaging

Packaging

  • Server / Scheduler / Agent module

  • Extra Agent modules

  • Basic & Advanced Client modules

  • Dedicated Computer Workstation Licenses

  • Concurrent Usage Licenses

  • Site Licenses

  • Completely scalable


Autosave best in class

AutoSave Best-in-Class

  • Change control under one environment

  • Broadest Manufacturing Coverage

  • Multi-vendor editor and device support

  • Reduced cost of 21 CFR Part 11 remediation for existing systems

  • Shrink-wrapped software for easier validation

  • Maintains e-records to meet 21 CFR Part 11


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