The SMC Monitoring System provides motion and meteorological data displayed in real time in an easy to read and user-friendly graphical interface.
The SMC Monitoring System has a range of modules for various user applications. The Modules provide a graphical interface for the presentation of the data with the features relating to the module. Multiple modules can be created in the system, two examples of modules are the Helideck Monitoring System and Log View.
The System visualizes and logs data from various types of marine instruments and navigation devices. The SMC software can be used as a stand-alone system on a single PC or across a network with the multi-user client, or viewed in an Internet browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox.
Several graphical interfaces are available depending on the application the system is being used for. The system is flexible and can be modified for customer requirements to integrate specific functions and instruments. The default graphical interfaces can be modified and combined as an option from the delivery.
Various modules are available for pre-defined layouts created for specific user applications such as the helideck module produced for safe offshore helideck operations for Offshore Rigs and Vessels, monitoring of vessel motion, position and meteorological data.
Example of common applications and related graphical interfaces are available with variations:
The Log view Module gives the user the option to select data and parameters from the system SQL database where the logs are stored and display the data in an easy to read graphical chart. Several charts with different settings can be created by the user in each Log module. Several Log Views can be configured after the user preferences.
The Monitoring System has no limitation on the amount of instrument devices that can be connected to the system simultaneously. The Devices available in the installed system are controlled by the license key purchased for the system. All devices are added to the main system and from there connected to the specific module it should be displayed and logged in.
The SMC Monitoring System supports a wide range of instruments. In the system there are two types of devices, Physical and Virtual. The Virtual devices are processed data and the system handles the Virtual instruments the same way as the Physical instruments. When a device is connected, all data parameters received are logged for future analysis.
Examples of instruments:
The SMC Monitoring System uses an Access Control List (ACL) security feature. This feature enables the system to have any number of users and each user can be a member of multiple roles with a selected set of permissions.
The predefined rolls in the system are Administrator, Operator, Technician and Limited. The rolls are set with default setting permissions and the settings can be changed by the users with the Administrator roll.
As an example if the user is not a member of Administrators or Operators with the standard settings the user will not be able to edit, open or close serial ports. These features enable the possibility to create users with limited access to the settings area so that configuration changes are prevented.
The Alarm function provides the user to configure the system so it can execute some actions once the parameters form the devises exceeds the set values.
In the Alarm section in the SMC Monitoring System the user can setup alarms for all received device parameters in the system. All parameters from both the Virtual and Physical devices can be selected.
When the alarm with the desired operator and threshold has been created in the system the alarm is linked with an action. Example of actions available is to change a Voltage-Free Contact, send an email to selected users or display a note in a selected module interface.
All alarms triggered are listed in the Events log under the alarm section.
All data is recorded from the connected devices in the system and the data storage time is unlimited. The log function provides a quick way to visualize the parameters in a log view. There are no limits in the software on how many log modules a user can create and each module can heave multiple chart areas where data points are displayed. The log data is available to playback and for analysis from any location using the web client. Data can be exported into csv files for analysis in different third party software.
The SMC Monitoring System offers multiple options for output communications connecting to external systems supplying data from the Motion sensors and Weather instruments over for example SNMP, Modbus TCP/RTU and ASCII.