AMS Device Manager can be provided in two different configurations:
Installed on a laptop or desktop PC, typically used for “smart” device configuration, maintaining a database of device configurations (“smart” and traditional), and calibration record-keeping. It can view “live” device parameters only one at a time by connecting to an individual device with a HART modem that connects to the serial port or USB port on the PC.
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System Interface (Online)
Installed on a PC on a network (desktop or laptop/tablet with wireless connection to the network). In addition to the functionality above, the system interface provides online permanent connection to field devices, allowing online status monitoring and device alerts for predictive maintenance. There are many different types of system interfaces available for “smart” field devices, as described below.
The minimum software license for an AMS Device Manager System is the AMS ServerPlus, which contains the database. In addition, AMS ClientSC licenses can be added to provide AMS clients on additional workstations on network.