There are 3 individual components you need to install in order to gain the most value from your package licence to deSide ® for your site(s).
*The fourth installer listed below is for the deSide companion that was developed specifically at the request of a particular deSide client.
|The deSide® Updater the most important component, in the deSide package as it provides the data feed into process control.
deSide Updater is an installed software product that will run as a service (i.e. continuously, in the background, even when you are not logged in) to continually check for new market data. When new data is available, it processes this data into a central MS SQL Server database on your network.
The update process is such that your updater will check for new data from any of a range of data servers that we run in various locations (for redundancy). Locations and configurations of data servers can change, but they are currently configured as follows:
For added redundancy with deSide (as we understand that hardware failure does sometimes occur), we provide a second copy of the updater that can run on independent hardware.
|The deSide Display Client works with the deSide Updater to display of a focused set of data about the electricity market.
The deSide Client is a data-browsing tool that will be installed on multiple personal computers, and provide the ability (when connected to the central deSide database) to display, and analyse, the data in your central SQL server database.
The deSide client will access data from any of three sources:
* note, however, that this web database has not been scoped for high-load, continuous use and is only provided as a backup should your primary and secondary (local) data sources fail.
These three levels of redundancy have been provided to ensure you receive a secure feed.
|The deSide Ticker is designed as an application you can run in a corner of your screen whilst you are working on other things, to enable you to easily keep an eye on the current and next half-hours for your region of interest.|
|The deSide Companion is a further installed software application that was developed specifically at the request of a particular deSide customer. It facilitates some local actions triggered when user-configured price rule criteria are true.
It’s not intended for general usage by all of our customers, as it was developed based on the particular needs of one user.
How each of these installers maps to the 5 Core Value Areas is shown in the following table:
Package Component Core Values
|Data Feed through to your Process Control System
This is the most important part of the deSide service, and is reliant on having both copies of the deSide updater installed and operational.
|deSide Display Screens
– bundled in your package licence
This requires both the Updater and the Display Client installed.
|Small Ticker application.
The data updates come straight from the cloud, so only one thing to install.
– available through the legacy application and new online view
It’s online, so no installer.
|deSide Online Analysis
– available through the legacy Analysis application and new online view
It’s online, so no installer