Communication Link Between Two Systems

Bang & Olufsen in Struer, Denmark, worldwide known for their classy designed hi-fi and television equipment uses Data Backbone software in one of the company´s critical production processes that demands high precision and up-to-date informationflow.

Cabinets, frames and other system modules are given their last finish in a series of chemical baths prior to assembly. This process is critical – each part must go into the right chemical bath, stay there for the correct period of time and then be fetched and taken to the next step in the production process.

The series of baths, containing different chemical solutions at different temperatures, are monitored and controlled by an application running on an MS-SQL Server. The program closely interacts with another application running in an IBM DB2 environment – controlling the production flow before and after the modules have been through the chemical baths.

The Data Backbone software acts as the communication link between the two systems – via a common event-based table of information the production process is monitored and controlled in real time. Data Backbone provides a reliable two-way synchronization between two systems based on two different databases – IBM DB2 and Microsoft SQL.

In that way B&O can monitor and control their production- and general business process. By synchronizing the data between the two systems the company has access to current and up-to-date information, that is needed for the entire production process.

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