Recently signed the contract awarding the project for construction of a particular application on behalf of the company Lafarge. The project includes the construction of a monitoring software for ship loading and unloading with bulk cement or raw materials. The application will be installed in the computer system of the cement manufacturing plant in Volos (known as Heracles). The need has arisen after serious failures of existing obsolete application running under an old Unix system.
The new application written from scratch in windows environment is based on the model Client – Server and uses database to SQL Server. Microsoft’s Visual Studio used as the development tool and Visual Basic as the programming language.
The application bundle consists of two separate applications:
* Controller shifts (Controller)
* And management application loading and unloading Atlas.
The controller is a windows service type application, which runs on specially configured server and aims to control and compliance with the rules governing the operation of the loading – unloading chain, plus users per shift.
Atlas is the basic client application that runs in user terminals.
Monitor all media loading and packing. It also monitors the arrivals and departures of ships, keeping a detailed calendar.
Through a sophisticated system of data entry Atlas application, monitors any interrupts or other events affecting the loading or unloading.
the application is also capable to display graphically situations different parts of the functional chain as for example the level of the products in the various storage silos.
The Atlas application should be ready to start testing on real working environment at the end of the year.