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Configuration management of your projects as it should be easy, fast and with a rich set of tools to maintain and handle different customers, projects and subprojects.
Most of us have at some point been searching for the latest version of that PLC code or the right combination of configuration files for a specific site. The challenge of handling large projects or many customers is the complexity and the risks of making mistakes when storing or fetching files. All these situations are handled by the Versiondog package.
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Managing several projects and customers in modern projects is very complex task due to all the equipment that nowadays are included. A tool that handles that complexity is more or less vital. But most tools don’t handle automation and control equipment just the raw files. The Versiondog software package is not just a great tool for handling files but also handles configuration and data files for all types of control and automation equipment.
The core of the Versiondog offering lays in the way you connect and compare the code, configuration or data. In Versiondog there is a connector to each device type, which makes it possible to work without using the vendor software package. With that connector you are able to take out all information from the device and compare that against your stored data. The compare is the other part of the connector that is unique for Versiondog, it takes the compare functions to the next level. It’s the SmartCompare!
Versiondog have since its release in 2007 had a tremendous growth in number of licenses, and also a growth in the number of devices it supports. Today it supports most automation vendors, most common PLC, DCS, SCADA packages and a long range of Robot and Motion manufacturers. A great recognition is the fact that Siemens endorses Versiondog as the preferred tool for version control of their Automation and Drives businesses.
The Versiondog package is easy to install, after that the only thing you need to do is to install the connectors to your different systems to start using its full potential. The core function is of course to keep track of the current versions of all types for documents, code, configurations, manuals and even set point data. Since Versiondog from the beginning was designed for handling a complex and arbitrary file structure it is easy to keep things apart and share through out your organization and between customers. The advanced user handling secures that the right people have the right access to any file in the system. The configuration of Versiondog is easy to do and after some simple training you are capable of doing all these things by yourself.
The users of Versiondog are very diverse and we have small companies monitoring only a couple of assets, up till multinational global players in their field - using the software every day. Versiondog is today the most used CMS software in the automation area. With the best set of connectors and the never ending addition of new connectors in each version, the tool becomes more capable every year. Look at some of the references below, download a story and if you can’t find your industry please contact us and we will show you one option that fits.
Released in 2007, the story behind Versiondog is not that long, but since then 1000 projects in 30 countries have been delivered much due to the extensive experience in creating similar systems elsewhere before. The Versiondog software is a client/server based product that keeps everything in a central storage. Each client, both user or device, connect to this database to back-up, restore, compare or document code, configuration files, documents or any other type of files you want to keep track of. The company behind Versiondog is called Auvesy and in situated in Landau, Germany where they have their +50 employees today. They ensure that the product are modern in its look and feel and secures that you will get new functions and features on a regular basis. Auvesy have always been committed to quality and the company have been ISO9001 certified and are, due to its customers in the regulatory industry, audited on a regular basis.
The list of devices shows all currently supported devices and software for versiondog.
Who changed what, where, when and why? In the field of automated production, the higher the level of automation, the more important it is to precisely coordinate all elements involved in the process.
Backing up is the term generally used in the computer world for making a copy of your data in case your working data is lost. If this happens, the backup copy can be used as the basis of restoring the data to its pre-loss state.
Egger Ltd at Hexham, Northumberland, UK, manufactures chip board and associated products on highly automated production lines. The programs within numerous manufacturing systems and controllers are vital to the resulting OEE of the company and require frequent back up, version control and automatic administration.
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