THE TOS THAT REVOLUTiONIZED THE INDUSTRY
Still, TOPS Advance is still considered by many terminal operators to be the best choice.
TOPS Advance was the first terminal operating system introduced to the Container Handling Industry to be embedded with the most valuable aspect of any TOS; true real-time control and planning capabilities. TOPS Advance is still considered by many operators to be the best choice for the Container Handling Industry to date, both in functionality and in architecture.
TOPS Advanced to TOPS EXPERT
Superior in functionality and architecture.
Since TOPS Advance release, RBS has been continuously investing immense efforts to integrate both better and more beneficial functionality which offer a wider scope of capabilities. As a result, TOPS Expert launched, following with a greater set of additional features and built on the success of TOPS Advance.
Designed with the full operational spectrum in mind.
TOPS package includes the components TOPO and TOPX
- TOPO Advance
- TOPX Advance
The Foundation System
It supplies the terminal with all capabilities to automatically receive and manually manipulate information. All information is shared within the whole TOPS package between TOPO and TOPX. All TOPS Advance modules are integrated entirely into TOPS, to support a seamless operation process at the terminal from the foundation module to the graphical system.
TOPO Advance is based on a .NET architecture connecting a smart client to an SQL based database, like the Oracle database. If so required and based on the local setup, a terminal can run multiple instances or sites on one TOPO database.
The TOPO Advance system has an easy to use, intuitive GUI that is very familiar to users of MS Windows. It supplies many standard Windows features such as exporting every list from the system on-the-fly to Excel or HTML.
The TOPO Advance solution comes with two additional modules:
- TOPO EDI Server – handling all EDI traffic
- TOPO Report Server – handling all scheduled reporting from the system
The Operating System
TOPX is a true real-time graphical container planning, monitoring, and control system. This sophisticated software tracks every movement of a container through a marine terminal to deliver the most up-to-date and accurate information. TOPX Advance automatically manages the storage of containers in the terminal on their way to their final destination, minimizing the number of re-handling moves while facilitating the fast and easy retrieval of containers.
TOPX Advance supports the operational areas of Vessel Management, Rail Management, Equipment Control, and Yard/Truck Management.
Within the TOPS Advance package, TOPX is the Terminal Operation Package for X-Windows. It has been designed as a high performance, scalable and reliable graphical solution. It runs on industry-standard servers such as Intel servers with Red Hat Linux. It connects to any SQL database like Oracle.
TOPX Advance has been continuously enhanced over the past decade using the most up-to-date computing technologies. TOPX Advance takes use of a high degree of a graphical display in well organized GUI Windows and user-definable and customizable colors and styles.
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