MDT AutoSave Change Management System

Automation device backup and version control

MDT AutoSave Change Management System

MDT’s flagship product, AutoSave, empowers users to protect, save, restore, discover, and track changes in industrial programmable devices and plant-floor documents. In using AutoSave to manage program changes, automation users can protect the intellectual property in their automation layer across their enterprise; helping to avoid risk regardless of the environment and device type for rapid recovery from hardware failures, mistakes, sabotage and other hazards.

As a Schneider Electric Collaborative Automation Gold-Level Technology Partner, MDT has met quality criteria required to provide solutions for the Schneider Electric range of automation products. This partnership helps customers get greater value out of their existing Schneider investments as well as provides a more seamless product migration.

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Features and Benefits

Rapid Disaster Recovery

The key to rapid recovery is the ability to access and download the correct automation program to the device. A common central repository of all program changes ensures that if a device fails, the most current copies of program logic and documentation are available so plant operations can be restored quickly and correctly.
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The key to rapid recovery is the ability to access and download the correct automation program to the device. A common central repository of all program changes ensures that if a device fails, the most current copies of program logic and documentation are available so plant operations can be restored quickly and correctly.
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Protect Users and Assets

AutoSave can compare any two copies of a program to each other or the processor to detect and identify changes that may have been unknown or unauthorized, thus protecting your process, people and equipment.
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AutoSave can compare any two copies of a program to each other or the processor to detect and identify changes that may have been unknown or unauthorized, thus protecting your process, people and equipment.
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Increase Quality and Compliance

There can be numerous disks and laptops located throughout the plant, each containing different program and document versions. Inefficiencies are inevitable, costly and even dangerous. AutoSave’s electronic approval and audit trail support ensures manufacturers that processes have not been altered without approval or documentation. The unique change control features, including internal security capabilities, have long been beneficial to regulated industry sites in meeting the requirements of the FDA, including compliance with 21 CFR 11.
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There can be numerous disks and laptops located throughout the plant, each containing different program and document versions. Inefficiencies are inevitable, costly and even dangerous. AutoSave’s electronic approval and audit trail support ensures manufacturers that processes have not been altered without approval or documentation. The unique change control features, including internal security capabilities, have long been beneficial to regulated industry sites in meeting the requirements of the FDA, including compliance with 21 CFR 11.
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Non-Networked Device Management

AutoSave supports non-networked devices by allowing you to make changes to programs in the field then analyze and sync all changes to the server back at the office. Users can view a history of changes performed on each device, undo changes in the field with a simple button push, compare the program running in the device to the program on the engineer’s laptop and copy programs to create new programs in the field.
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AutoSave supports non-networked devices by allowing you to make changes to programs in the field then analyze and sync all changes to the server back at the office. Users can view a history of changes performed on each device, undo changes in the field with a simple button push, compare the program running in the device to the program on the engineer’s laptop and copy programs to create new programs in the field.
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Program comparison and notification

AutoSave periodically queries your automation devices and compares the code running in the processor with the latest version stored on the AutoSave Server. If a mismatch is detected (indicating someone went around our system to make a change), a notification is sent to key personnel highlighting the mismatch along with information pinpointing the changes,
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AutoSave periodically queries your automation devices and compares the code running in the processor with the latest version stored on the AutoSave Server. If a mismatch is detected (indicating someone went around our system to make a change), a notification is sent to key personnel highlighting the mismatch along with information pinpointing the changes,
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User access and security control

MDT AutoSave manages access to program folders and programs via a flexible privileging system, enabling changes in program logic to be recorded by user, date, time, location and specific change detail.
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MDT AutoSave manages access to program folders and programs via a flexible privileging system, enabling changes in program logic to be recorded by user, date, time, location and specific change detail.
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Electronic signature and workflow approval

As regulatory bodies require more ability to trace process changes and ensure compliance with current regulations (i.e. 21CFR11), manufacturers are seeking ways to be assured the process has not been altered without approval. No other Automation Change Management system claims to be compliant with 21CFR11. MDT AutoSave is.
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As regulatory bodies require more ability to trace process changes and ensure compliance with current regulations (i.e. 21CFR11), manufacturers are seeking ways to be assured the process has not been altered without approval. No other Automation Change Management system claims to be compliant with 21CFR11. MDT AutoSave is.
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Advanced Device Support

AutoSave supports any PC-based application and more automation devices than any other change management software in the industry, including PLC, robots, CNC, welders, drives, HMI, workstations, project files and documents.
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AutoSave supports any PC-based application and more automation devices than any other change management software in the industry, including PLC, robots, CNC, welders, drives, HMI, workstations, project files and documents.
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Cybersecurity Protection and Recovery

MDT AutoSave addresses a critical aspect of security not addressed by data access & network monitoring applications: The intellectual property in your device programs.
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MDT AutoSave addresses a critical aspect of security not addressed by data access & network monitoring applications: The intellectual property in your device programs.
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Central database of program backups

Users can "undo" an incorrect device program change and roll back to any previous version within seconds.
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Users can "undo" an incorrect device program change and roll back to any previous version within seconds.
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