Stonewater understands application scalability and distributed networking.
All remote monitoring devices on the customer side communicate in near real time with the Stonewater network operation center (NOC). From any designated web-enabled browser customers can establish or update trigger points and management rules for remote devices, providing control over these assets. The NOC uses dynamic facilities mapping to provide the status of all devices from a macro, regional or unit perspective and it allows customers to drill down to real-time reports on specific device data. The NOC automatically generates a scorecard to assess how performance matches optimization objectives.
To manage remote device reporting across geographic locations, Stonewater has developed integrated wireless solutions built into our platforms. SDM's can be networked behind a corporate firewall to leverage the existing enterprise network by running IP, UDP or other wide-area protocols. From the Stonewater NOC the customer has the same visibility over all remote devices.
The notification service uses advanced managed IP messaging services. Policies can be configured to prescribe action when alarms go off—including the ability to track who was notified, when, and whether the problem has been cleared. This data is available in real time. Dynamic message hunting provides that personnel will be contacted on cell phone, pager, email or other escalation procedure, depending on the nature and severity of the alarm.
Control 1st's platform architecture is modularized to allow for purpose-driven distribution of modules across the network. Where possible we implement open-source protocol exchange between modules to allow for integration of customized applications developed by Stonewater or third-party developers. Stonewater's solutions provide a common operational picture of mission readiness.
The Stonewater Data Manager (SDM) runs within the Linux operating environment, which ensures stability, scalability and security. Since the SDM operates within a paravirtualized environment, additional applications often are able to operate on the same processor, permitting the most efficient use of available hardware. Stonewater's code can run on a variety of different processors allowing for the best possible balance between performance, size, power and cost.
Security. System management starts at the kernel level of the operating system (Linux) to ensure the strongest possible protection from intrusion.
Robustness. Stonewater systems have been in continuous operation for more than seven years. SDM's are built for remote operations and employ advanced watch- dog techniques for self healing.
Scalability. Stonewater's modular approach allows for the proper distribution of our edge intelligence.
Interoperability. Stonewater provides for open API's and multiple simultaneous protocol translations capable for data fusion, as well as serving up data in multiple standards to either Stonewater or third-party applications. This also allows for leveraging existing legacy systems with new technology.
Open source. TCPIP, XML, OGC, OPC, SNMP, Modbus, JAVA J2EE.
Flexibility. Software platforms are COTS friendly and web-based services allow for browser-based GUI operations from any platform.
User Friendly. Intuitive interfaces.