INTEROPERABILITY & OPENNESS

TOPKAPI offers many possibilities to interface with any type of applications or hardware it is likely to be associated with. Whether custom-developed applications, off-the-shelf software packages (CMMS, GIS, MES, ERP, data validation, etc.), controllers or simply communicating devices, a solution exists. This meets needs of interoperability between applications within the company’s information system, where data management is a major stake for performance and competitiveness.

STAKES

> Integrate supervision to the company’s information system
> Interconnect the systems
> Exchange information between professional software
> Make archived data available for differed time use
> Exchange data in real time
> Use standard/normalized software connectors
> Reduce implementation time
> Facilitate systems integration

THE VARIOUS SOLUTIONS

REAL TIME TYPE LINKS

  • Multi-protocol (see list of protocols available)
  • OPC server and client (OPC DA, OPC UA available soon)
  • SNMP (Manager and Agent)
  • Modbus master or slave(serial and TCP-IP)
  • Web Services
  • DDE server and client

DATABASE INTERFACES

TOPKAPI can interface with different DBMS (DataBase Management Systems) via 2 connectors:

FILE INTERFACES

  • File data acquisition driver by tabulated text type file (cvs, txt)
  • Report generator with text or html format, freely configurable
  • Generation of historical data tables, text format
  • Summary reports in the txt, xls, html format
  • Log files are stored in text format (tabulated ASCII) and can thus be read by any suited software

INTERFACES FOR THIRD PARTY PROGRAMS

  • Object Active-X TVision: enables read/write access to the variables of the current application and read access to logsand sampling files. This component can be used from any language supporting Active-X such as Visual Basic, Java, C++, C#.
  • EXTERN function calling external DLL libraries with variables in shared memory

WMS GIS INTERFACE

To meet the needs related to the increasingly common use of Geographical Information Systems, TOPKAPI integrates to all its versions the support of the WMS (Web Map Services) functions according to the standard published by the OGC, the Open Geospatial Consortium.

AUTOCAD DXF INTERFACE

TOPKAPI allows importing files in the DXF format (Autocad and GIS systems interface) to create background maps and devices. This includes importing and automatic animation of Autocad blocks by inheriting their attributes to TOPKAPI’s library object instances.


PRACTICAL CASES


> Lille Métropole Water Department: interfacing with the ESRI’s ArcGIS GIS software
> TELERAD for the Direction des Services de la Navigation Aérienne (DSNA, Air Traffic Services Department): communication gateway between heterogeneous networked applications
> Ets LUCIEN: interfacing with ERP, reading MOs in ORACLE DBMS, traceability of operations (PostgreSQL DB)
> COMMUNAUTÉ D’AGGLOMÉRATION D’AURILLAC: interfacing via ORACLE with the WISKI software (RHEA, KISTERS group) – information system on water data
> ...
> Detailed references:
     - UNEAL
     - Etablissements LUCIEN
     - CONSEIL GENERAL 92