The installation of TelScope consists of the following steps
- Preparation on shore
Sets up the communication channel between the on board server(s) and the data center on shore. For a dual installation the communication channel between the on board is also prepared in this step.
This requires general internet access and we highly recommend that this is done before installing the computers on board the vessel.
- Physical installation of the server(s)
- Server setup
Connects the server(s) to the local network on board and tests the connection to shore. Connects to the sensors. Initializes a first user and starts the TelScope software on the servers.
- TelScope setup
Configure users, roles, data collection, log books, checklists within the TelScope to make the system fully operational.
- The TelScope computers
You should have received two TelScope computers (for a dual installation, one for a single installation). The computers are shipped with a recent version of TelScope's configuration tool. This tool will guide you through the installation, download the latest released version of TelScope and, eventually, start TelScope.
- Display, keyboard and mouse
In order to configure and start TelScope you need to connect a display, a keyboard and a mouse to (both) the servers. When configured and started, the TelScope computers can act as pure servers, i.e. TelScope is accessed as a web application available on board, or as a desktop workstation with a display connected directly to the computer.
- Network configuration on board
During the configuration you have to type in the IP address, network mask and gateway address of (both) the servers. The IT department of the ship owner should have provided this. TelScope needs to be able to access our shore servers. In a dual configuration the two computers also need to be able to communicate directly. The configuration tool will help you test that this is configured correctly.
- Access to sensor data
TelScope can collect data from a wide variety of sensor systems, either via serial ports or through the network. For serial connections, the necessary cables and tooling must be present. The configuration tool will help you monitor the serial port and network connections.