As a long-term Siemens Solution Partner, TRIPS contributes its know-how and expertise for automation solutions in a wide range of sectors of the process industry. With COMOS as an object-oriented engineering tool and the integrated communication infrastructure for data across a wide range of engineering disciplines, TRIPS is already setting new standards in plant engineering in the process industry. Now the system house is the first to provide “COMOS as a Service” in the TRIPS Cloud for a current project.

This is a cloud-based version in which all those involved in the engineering process can access and work on a uniform database. By fully virtualizing the infrastructure, the high entry costs of this solution are greatly reduced and, at the same time, secure storage of the data in the Microsoft Azure data centers in Germany is made possible. However, the complexity of virtualization solutions lies in the implementation, the complicated licensing structures, the customization of the solutions and the procurement of special server hardware.

TRIPS provides its capabilities to simplify the adoption of COMOS as a Service in the following ways:

TRIPS covers:

  • all technical aspects of solution implementation
  • All maintenance works and any troubleshooting issues

Payment structure is:

  • reduced to a transparent OPEX model
  • easily scalable with increasing or decreasing demand

Custom projects are supported by TRIPS through expertise of:

  • Engineering specialists in the field of automation
  • Consultants in financial areas of large-scale automation projects
  • Project management for proof-of-concept topics in the field of automation

Professionally built data infrastructure offers:

  • Certified and standardized data centers managed by specialists
  • Data recovery are managed through a multitude of data centers run by Microsoft and managed by TRIPS
Figure 1: Login and TRIPS Cloud user interface

By logging into the TRIPS Cloud virtual workspace with a unique login and password, the desired function can be started (see Figure 1). In the example below, a virtual machine is started with a familiar Windows 10 operating system, which greatly flattens the learning curve of a new user. Here the familiar COMOS interface can be launched and used (see Figure 2). All in all, the difference for an end user is that after logging in to a PC, they have to log in to the TRIPS Cloud.

Figure 2: Windows 10 and COMOS start page

The benefits of having COMOS as a Cloud compared to a traditional infrastructure are many. However, the main benefits are as follow:

Full managed service

  • Managed infrastructure (e.g. COMOS database, COMOS updates)
  • Unique user accounts for each user
  • Licenses for Windows and COMOS
  • Service monitoring to identify incidents
  • Fast Deployment of new users

Scalable & Affordable

  • Simple costs calculation through transparent OPEX structure
  • Easy and quick scalability

Security

  • Automated Backups of your COMOS data
  • Integrated Security Features
  • Multi-factor authentication (e.g. SMS or Authenticator App via mobile phone)

Your contact to us

You want to know more about COMOS as a Service or have general questions about our Saas and IoT Solutions. Send us an email to anfragen@trips-group.com or fill out the form. Our experts will be glad to help you and together we will find the perfect solution for you!