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A mobile information system for the management of networks

 
: Kirste, Thomas; Werner, Anke

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European Center for Mechatronics; Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan; IEEE Industrial Electronics Society:
24th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 1998. Proceedings. Vol.3
Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE, 1998
ISBN: 0-7803-4503-7
ISBN: 0-7803-4504-5
ISBN: 0-7803-4505-3
pp.1841-1846
IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON Annual Conference) <24, 1998, Aachen>
English
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IGD ()
data recording; local area network; LAN; MONAD; architecture; mobile information system

Abstract
The efficient management, maintenance and troubleshooting of complex local area network infrastructures requires correct and up-to date configuration data to be available to network personnel. Especially for tasks that call for physical changes at various places in the infrastructure, such as installing a workstation in a staff room, making this information available onsite, is not trivial. MONAD is a prototype mobile data recording and visualisation system that simplifies the management of the physical network configuration by providing network personnel with ubiquitous access to computer-based network management support. This paper gives an overview on MONAD, its architecture and the strategies for user guidance.

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