Metrology Xplorer 1 expands MET/TRACK's capabilities by allowing your customers to query the status of their instruments using an ordinary web browser. They can also print selected reports (both SQL Reports and Crystal Reports) through the same web interface.
If your lab is a current user of MET/TRACK®, you already know that it is an extremely capable and popular instrument management package. It is relied on by calibration laboratories around the world. It provides data input screens, asset status query screens and a range of printed reports to manage instruments and communicate the status of those instruments with your labs customers.
Your customers can see the status of their instruments as needed at any time day or night. They can view or print their own recall reports on a regular basis to plan for upcoming calibration and maintenance events in advance. No surprise instrument recalls at their in box that can conflict with project schedules. These features promote reduced phone calls back to your lab requesting needed information. Your customers do not need to know how MET/TRACK operates in order to use Metrology Xplorer 1, especially since Metrology Xplorer 1 provides view only access.
You maintain total system access permissions for every user of Metrology Xplorer. As the METEX administrator, you can alllow anyone within your organization to view data, or you can configure user log-on credentials and access levels. If your instrument pool uses segregated data, you can assign which subsets of instruments a user is allowed to see. Through the provided admin screens you select which reports are made available for each client.
The server component of Metrology Xplorer is responsible for connecting to the MET/TRACK database and formatting data sent to a browser based client. To complete this fuction, data is sent through a web server component. The web server can can be one you likely already have (Apache or IIS) or it can use METDaemon from OTS. By using METDaemon you get additional functionality including viewing the Engineering Notes (Memo) fields. Additional security functions can also be implemented including SSL (Secure Sockets Layer).
Being browser based offers simplified deployment. There is no client program to install. All you need is a simple URL address to the MET/TRACK server - where the METEX server package is installed - to see status screens and select defined reports to run on your remote site. There is no particular operating system requirement on the client machine either. Any system capable of running a modern, standards based web browser can do the job.
Metrology Xporer 1 is designed from the start with speed and reliability in mind. Very little bandwidth is transmitted over your network. You'll find that data access and report generation is extremely fast.
Metrology Xplorer 1 provides you with a site wide license to access MET/TRACK data. This means that an unlimited number of your staff and customers can connect to the data repository instead of the more restrictive "Per User" license normally offered.
Metrology Explorer 1 allows you to maintain information security by limiting customer's access to only subsets of instruments they own or are responsible for. This functionality is only availble when user logins are implemented. No fear that they can see any information on another customers assets. In addition, you can limit which data fields thay can see on their query screens. You maintain complete control through METEX administrator screens.