The new 2015 ATASSplus update has arrived
For years the TechnoAlpin ATASSplus control software has provided customers with quick and efficient support, guaranteeing a reliable, easy-to-manage and maintenance-free platform.
This is thanks to the internal ATASS division that works tirelessly with customers in order to constantly improve the software and its performance.
Through this collaboration, various improvements have been made over time which make navigating the software and its performance increasingly immediate and more practical.
The software update in detail
At the end of January, the software update containing several developments and innovations was made available. Here are the details.
ATASSplus is even more mobile: now you can control and manage your snow-making system directly from your smartphone. The software features a user-friendly smartphone interface and is also available for Android devices.
All functions can be controlled by smartphone, wherever you are:
- Map view of the entire system
- Start-up or shutdown the entire system or single snow guns
- Overview and complete control of machine rooms
- Overview of the whole snow-making system, including water, air and energy consumption data
- Error list
ATASSplus for smartphones can be downloaded from the Play Store and requires a separate contract.
Thanks to this update, ATASSplus can now be used on any type of device, be it a Desktop PC, Notebook, Tablet, All-in-one PC or smartphone. This marks ATASSplus as a pioneer in the field of control software for snow-making systems.
Before this update, it was not possible to calculate the operating hours of a snow-making system. A tool has now been added to plant statistics which allows you to check how many hours the whole system or the snow guns along a particular slope have been operating. This allows technicians to easily keep an eye on the whole system and identify which slopes require more snow-making than others.
Pump stations and reservoir volume overview
It is also now possible to view all the pump stations present in your snow-making system from your PC on a single screen.
The customer can configure the system according to individual preferences and requirements and decide which pump stations to display on screen. By zooming in on a single pump station, it is then possible to check its status in more detail.
Thanks to ATASSplus 2015, snow-making technicians can now constantly check the volume of water left in the resort's reservoir. TechnoAlpin uses plans to calculate the volume of the reservoir in cubic meters. This is done both at the beginning of the season when still full, and again halfway through the season, after having covered part of the resort with snow. This tool means that technicians always know how much water is left for snow making.
System-integrated weather forecasts
Furthermore, TechnoAlpin customers can now consult the weather forecast directly on ATASSplus, thanks to collaboration between TechnoAlpin and a private weather-forecasting agency. Forecasting is highly accurate, with minimal margin of error, and readings are taken specifically at the customer's weather station. This feature is available in two different versions: basic or complete. The basic version provides air temperature, humidity and wet-bulb temperature, while the complete version offers more detailed forecasting including precipitation, wind speed and direction. The system provides a weather report and forecasts up to 10 days in advance. Thanks to this feature, managers can plan shifts and the different phases of snow-making at their resort more efficiently.
New standards in snow production
With this update, TechnoAlpin wanted once again to set the standard in completely automatic and simple snow-making.
This has been possible thanks to the fundamental role of ATASSplus, which was able to demonstrate that it is a reliable platform, easy to manage and maintenance-free.