Emerson AMS Trex Device Communicator Features Automatic Synchronization Technology

Nov. 29, 2017
The AMS Trex Device Communicator connects field device data with asset management experts, leveraging Industrial IoT solutions to improve reliability decision making.

Emerson’s AMS Trex Device Communicator adds new enhancements that improve response time to operational changes through visibility of field changes. Auto Sync technology lets the AMS Trex handheld communicator automatically synchronize field data with a facility’s AMS Device Manager database. By connecting field data with decision makers, maintenance and operations personnel will have faster access to field changes and an accurate audit trail for compliance and analysis requirements.

The communicator eliminates this risk of inaccurate data by logging and timestamping all changes as they occur. With the resulting audit trail, organizations know not only what was changed, but when and by what device, simplifying change-related troubleshooting and providing easily accessible data for compliance audits. Even if a technician is servicing a stranded device far from the asset database server or in a Wi-Fi dead zone, changes are cached locally on the communicator and uploaded as soon as the handheld automatically connects with the system, either wirelessly, or via USB cable connection.

The AMS Trex communicator, part of Emerson’s Always Mobile portfolio, leverages the Industrial IoT (IIoT) to deliver the data personnel need to improve maintenance efficiency and plant reliability, from wherever they work, according to the company. With Auto Sync, shop supervisors don’t have to waste time tracking down individual units to verify device changes have been uploaded to the database. Instead, the communicators can stay with the technicians, improving their efficiency. In addition, new field devices are captured on the device communicator and will automatically populate in the asset database.