Base Functions in SmartVortex
Federated Data Stream Management Systems
Data Stream Management Systems (DSMS) are systems that execute continuous queries in real time on data streams to either identify deviations from a expected behavior, to observe threshold violations, to calculate trends or to establish new derived data streams out of raw data streams generated from different sources. This helps the user to read sensor data immediately without annoying calculations. Such a system is able to visualize the stream results, to generate alerts and to start new processes as reaction.
Visual Query Editor
The specification of new continuous queries is supported by a visual query editor, which allows also users without any programming experience to define new queries or to apply and combine preexisting query functions to selected sensor streams.
FEM Model Live Visualization
Data streams resulting from FEM simulations can be visualized in a 3D viewing environment that shows the actual state of the simulation job. In a movie screen mode the evolution in previous simulation cycles can be inspected. The 3D viewer provides the pan, scroll, rotate and zoom modi for inspection. In the case of collaboration activities the corresponding viewing windows are synchronized in real-time to ensure that every user has the same viewing perspective and ratio. The viewer can also be synchronized with related CAD models to show also the same part in indifferent design representations and provide the same viewing experience.
To solve complex problems that are recognized in any sensor monitoring process it is sometimes necessary to include experts for specific problems in a collaboration session. The expert data base holds all necessary information about the skills, previous projects and special fields of expertise in a social graph kind of data model. With the expert search those colleagues, which can contribute to the solution finding, can be identified. This is combined with IPR protection mechanism to ensure that only experts, which are obligated to have insight in the running project can be selected.
Collaboration with IPR Protection
Once experts are selected they can be added to a collaboration session. Within this session data stream visualization, documents or meta data can be shared. Which documents or document elements are allowed to be shared depends on the IPR protection model. This can range from full access down to single objects within the documents or only specific parts of an assembly. The collaboration task can be extended with video transmission and chat functions to include real-life recordings in the discussion.
Team Problem Solving and Decision Room
Beside ad-hoc direct synchonous collaboration an asynchronous team problem solving process can be initiated.
This process offers the following functionality:
- Problem Definition
- Expert Search
- Solution Rating
- Decision Documentation
The process is guided and allows to embed all visualization and sharing functions of the standard collaboration process. This includes IPR protection as well as video communication.