The technology and integration core of a mobiTOUCH installation

The MT SERVER makes the connection to the database environment and enables the access to a database source and to a heterogeneous database landscape.

That also means that several database servers can be operated by the system simultaneously - and with different database technologies such as MS SQL, Oracle or also DB2/System i. The MT SERVER ensures that the data from the database sources is assembled and processed further reliably on the MT CLIENT and the MT MDE.

The MT SERVER offers expedient administration functions for

  • the roll-out and the update mechanism of the MT software MT CLIENT (desktop) and MT MDE (mobile)
  • the maintenance of the system

and provides a great deal of status information on the connected clients and their operating systems, the version of the installed mobiTOUCH software and operating data such as the session and user. The MT SERVER also supports training and tests in real time operation, and different usage scenarios such as instances. The support of different usage scenarios (instances) for real time operation, training and tests is also a task of the MT SERVER.

With its sophisticated logging mechanism, all process steps and operations on the mobile devices (MT MDE) and desktop clients (MT CLIENT) can be accurately tracked and verified.

The MT SERVER guarantees easy integration into existing IT infrastructures. Individual process steps or whole processes are controlled in batch mode. MT Service and MT SERVER provide batch interfaces inter operatively, and as script interface.

The MT SERVER provides the connection to the mobiTOUCH communication service for the exchange of XML, EDI, VDA, IDoc (and other messages) and docked systems.

With the aid of the technologies described, synchronous as well as asynchronous communication can be established between mobiTOUCH and other systems outside the existing database communication.

The operation of multiple MT SERVER and MT services is organised on different computers and so offers scalability and flexibility. The servers ensure load distribution, organise the equal utilisation or an administration operation through relocation of existing sessions. In this way, availability is increased by equivalent servers in a distributed environment and prevented in the case of technical failure of hardware resources.

In addition to robust client-server communication, connection recovery potential is provided at the connection level, which ensures high stability for the operation of mobile hardware.