The applications communicate
through a middle layer with the database (3-tier architecture). Here Microsoft
Internet Information Server (MS IIS) functions as a request broker.
In developing the
platforms Dankers & Frank extensively uses many aspects and advantages of
the internet technology. We have set the following important quality criteria
- The system does not require installation of client applications. The clients
may be downloaded 'as is' and upon starting automatically connects to the
database via the intranet. New versions are presented to the user automatically
using 'smart update'. This minimises application and version management.
- Maximum independence of resellers, software components and if need be
Virtual Machines. No ActiveX components and Java. The entire platform is
developed in C (MFC) with the exception of the use of Microsoft IIS and the
browsers technology. The application communicates through COM with IE.
- The accessibility over the network should be guaranteed. Therefore only the
HTTP and FTP protocols and the standard ports are used. Business operations
standards are thus maximised. The platform is also very well suited for
companies without dedicated networking.
- Various database platforms are supported.
- Integration/ connectivity with other resource and asset management software
are optionally available.
Cloud versionAs of 2010 there is a cloud version of the IOP
platform available for our customers. It may be implemented accessible straight
from the internet or fully secured by VM and VPN.
The Dankers & Frank
systems may be deployed 'corporate-wide' (globally) with minimal effort and
workload of your ICT department. Reliability (uptime), data integrity en
performance should of course be managed in cooperation with your corporate
network and database administrator(s). The application management is based on a
Hardware and more specific technical
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