E-maintenance and the use of mobile devices offer the flexibility to initiate maintenance - related applications at flexible locations while networked in unstructured environments. They are becoming a key enabling factor in achieving ubiquitous data and services availability, by retrieving information from heterogeneous data sources. Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) devices play a key role in bringing mobile maintenance management closer to daily practice on the shop floor. The use of PDAs enable maintenance personnel to directly gain access to information stored at different locations, being at the back office, on the monitored machinery or even outside of the plant. PDAs are becoming a ubiquitous information and services mediator, bringing the right maintenance-related information and e-applications to the right place at the right time to anyone authorized to gain access. Mobile users again can consult and act upon information, such as data relevant to monitored machinery, e.g. condition monitoring readings, current machine state, maintenance actions history and scheduling, spare parts availability, maintenance activities instructions. In this way mobile devices and services constitute a mobile assistant, enabling information and applications accessibility by mobile personnel, greatly expanding the available toolset with enhanced data and knowledge processing capabilities
|Title of host publication||E-maintenance|
|Editors||Kenneth Holmberg, Adam Adgar, Aitor Arnaiz, Erkki Jantunen, Julien Mascolo, Samir Mekid|
|Place of Publication||London|
|ISBN (Print)||978-1-84996-204-9, 978-1-4471-6005-2|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|MoE publication type||D2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material|
Jantunen, E., Giordamlis, C., Adgar, A., & Emmanouilidis, C. (2010). Mobile Devices and Services. In K. Holmberg, A. Adgar, A. Arnaiz, E. Jantunen, J. Mascolo, & S. Mekid (Eds.), E-maintenance (pp. 227-246). Springer.