Machine Remote Diagnosis Via Video Streaming

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Machine Remote Diagnosis Via Video Streaming
Machine Remote Diagnosis Via Video Streaming

The portable s-live system of eks Engel can be used for remote diagnosis of machinery and facilities. The staff on site may be assisted by external professionals via real-time video streaming. In order to ensure stable transmission of high-resolution images, data is split and sent via the Internet, Wireless LAN, UMTS and LTE to a server and there reassembled. Afterwards data can be distributed to any number of PCs, tablets or smart phones. Due to a web based support platform that is accessible via Internet, no additional software has to be installed on this devices. The audio communication is transmitted via SIP client (Session Initiation Protocol). Therefore conference calls via normal landlines are possible parallel to the video streaming. Encryption methods such as SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and VPN (Virtual Private Network) combined with the splitting of the video stream ensure high data security.

The system consists of a rugged PC, that is 220 x 135 x 80 mm in size and weighs 1.6 kg (without battery), and a headset with headphones, microphone and USB camera. This camera, in which a LED light and a laser pointer are integrated, has a maximum resolution of 1280x720 dpi. To configure the system for various application scenarios, other USB-enabled camera types can be used or the complete headset to be replaced.

A 7 inch touch screen makes the PC easy to use. The settings can also be adjusted remote via the support platform. Furthermore, this platform provides a video player and allows to save streams on a server - e.g. for later analysis -, what also works via USB directly on the PC. The scope of delivery contains a power supply, a battery and a charger as well as a splash-proof shoulder bag and a stable transport case.

Posted on July 18, 2014 - (832 views)
eks Engel FOS GmbH & Co. KG
Schützenstrasse 2-4
57482 Wenden - Germany
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