SYSCON-PlantStar offers remote hosting services for their real-time production and process monitoring software. “This approach gives the smaller manufacturer the opportunity to take advantage of today’s technology to improve their productivity while reducing the cost of implementing a system. We become their system administrators and provide them with real-time data to make real-time decisions in running their manufacturing plant,” said Tom Thomas, President of PlantStar. “Manufacturing managers have full access to their data just as if the server was down the hall. They can see live data, review reports, even share results with their customers.” The software and server is maintained by PlantStar customer service staff at PlantStar’s server farm in South Bend, Indiana. The necessary shop floor hardware is available for purchase or lease from PlantStar.