TOPS Advance is the only true real-time graphical system in the world. It allows all users on the network to view the same data in real-time. Any changes to any data is displayed instantaneously on all other screens and is also immediately available to all other users.
TOPS Expert Cloud
The first full TOS from the cloud
Why should small terminals not get a full terminal operating System (TOS)? Try out the TOPS Cloud solution with no upfront license cost and a pay-as-you-use model. Only pay the TEU you operate.
TOPS Expert Cloud offers a full suite of terminal management capabilities, including operations optimization; yard management; vessel management; berth management; crane allocation; container handling equipment management; gates management; reporting and interfaces to financial systems, Gate Operating Systems, REFCON reefer monitoring system, radio data terminals and GPS systems.
Furthermore, the TOPS package includes a management information dashboard and a monitoring tool, together with the fully integrated TOPS KPI functionality. It offers a full interface setup to connect though webservises to you internal applications or other modules
The TOPS Expert Cloud package – with the components TOPX Expert Cloud (operation system) and TOPO Expert Cloud (foundation system) – has been designed from with the full operational spectrum in mind.
TOPX Expert Cloud – The Terminal Operations System
TOPX is a true real-time graphical container planning, monitoring and control System that is now available in the Cloud. This sophisticated software tracks every movement of a container through a marine terminal. TOPX Advance automatically manages the storage of containers in the terminal on their way to their final destination, minimizing the number of re-handling moves and facilitating the fast and easy retrieval of containers.
TOPX Expert Cloud supports the operational areas Vessel Management, Rail Management, Equipment Control and Yard/Truck Management. Have your planning at another place than your Operation? No problem with TOPX Cloud!
Within the TOPS Expert Cloud package TOPX is the Terminal Operation Package. It has been designed as a high performance, scalable and reliable graphical solution.
TOPX Advance has constantly been enhanced over the past decade using the most up-to-date computing technologies. TOPX Expert Cloud takes use of a high degree of graphical display in well organized GUI Windows and user definable and customizable colors and styles.
TOPO Expert Cloud – The Terminal Foundation System in the cloud
Within TOPS Expert Cloud the TOPO package is the terminal foundation system. It supplies the terminal with all possibilities to automatically receive and manually manipulate information. All information is shared within the whole TOPS package between TOPO and TOPX. All TOPS modules are totally integrated into TOPS, in order to support a seamless operation process at the terminal from the foundation module to the graphical system.
TOPO is based on a .NET architecture connecting a smart client to an SQL based database, e.g. the Oracle database. Just connect through the browser to your cloud solution
The TOPO system has an easy to use, intuitive GUI that is very familiar to users of MS Windows. It supplies many standard Windows features – such as exporting every list from the system on-the-fly to Excel or HTML.
The TOPO solution comes with additional modules like EDI processing, reporting and open interface via webservices:
- TOPO EDI Server – handling all EDI traffic
- TOPO Report Server – handling all scheduled reporting from the system
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Primary Benefits of TOPS Expert Cloud
The TOPS suite of applications handles every aspect of container terminal operations. From planning to operations to optimization, TOPS automates terminal operations to improve productivity, raise throughput and improve customer service. Specific benefits are as follows:
True Real-Time System
The cloud system utilizes the unique system architecture of TOPS and allows you to run the full TOS from any device with just a browser. There are no local servers required anymore because the whole system is available from the cloud e.g. Amazon Web Services (AWS). This allows a very open approach on integration using webservices to connect other systems or services. Also mobile devices can either connect though normal WiFi or using 4G/5G network. The infrastructure is provided as PaaS.
The entire database is stored in the main memory of the server, allowing immediate response times and reducing network traffic, regardless of terminal throughput. It provides the most current real-time information of the terminal operation, in order for the system to make optimal decisions – resulting in time savings and giving the user more time to concentrate on the operation.
The TOPS Advance system allows unlimited expansion of operations (limited only by the hardware configuration). The application is scalable, in order to accommodate future growth due to increased container traffic, new customers, information from new data sources or new business processes, without degrading performance.
The built-in optimization engine of TOPS Advance has access to all terminal/container information, enabling to automatically calculate optimal container moves after considering the pre-specified rules and other relevant factors such as incoming containers, transshipment containers, already planned moves, segregation rules and CHE availability and many more.
The extensive use of automation throughout the System leads to a more efficient terminal operation with less errors, a reduced requirement for manpower, resulting in a faster operation, leading to a higher throughput of containers. The savings alone in time and manpower are able to reduce the terminal’s costs and to increase throughput of containers, resulting in higher earnings.