Darmstadt, Dec 7, 2015 – Not only managers but also service technicians and engineers do a lot of traveling. They therefore want to be able to access confidential information and send their data securely without running any security risks regardless of where they are. Not a problem with the new iOS app for the OpenDXM solution for data exchange and managed file transfer (MFT). The app, which can be used on both iPhones and iPads, allows data to be exchanged quickly and securely while on the go without any need to be within the confines of your company's protected IT infrastructure.
The new iOS app expands the range of mobile access options to include accessing the web-based data exchange portal using an iPad or iPhone in order to download encrypted data or upload and encrypt data of your own. The OpenDXM GlobalX server takes care of encrypting and decrypting the data. Up until now, mobile access was only available to users using an older iPhone app. "We have completely redesigned the OpenDXM GlobalX mobile app to optimize display for both end devices and simplify handling. The app's functionality has also been enhanced and it can now manage address books," stated Udo Herring, head of product management at PROSTEP AG.
With its new app, the Darmstadt-headquartered consulting and software company is, on the one hand, addressing the needs of management executives, who need confidential document while on business trips or in meetings, for example, or who want to be able to send urgent documents to their colleagues back at the office while on the go. On the other hand, it has also been designed for engineers and service technicians who need to setup or maintain a system at a customer site and require documents that contain sensitive know-how. The new iOS app also offers the option of forwarding or releasing files made available in the data exchange portal to colleagues when on the road, for example while on holiday.
The app can be used to transfer any type of document and all commonly used graphic formats securely and view them on an iPad or iPhone. When it comes to exchanging CAD data while on the go, it is however recommended that lightweight neutral formats such as 3D PDF or JT – for which mobile viewers are available – be used as most authoring systems do not yet provide support for mobile end devices.
About PROSTEP AG
PROSTEP AG is recognized as the leading PLM integration specialist in the area of product data integration. The company offers customers from the aerospace, automotive, shipbuilding and mechanical engineering industries – including the Airbus Group, BMW, Volkswagen, Daimler – integration solutions for CAD, PDM and supplier communication, thus making e-engineering a reality.
The PROSTEP Group has a current headcount of more than 250 in Germany and the USA. In addition to its headquarters in Darmstadt, PROSTEP also maintains branch offices in Berlin, Hamburg, Hanover, Cologne, Munich, Stuttgart, and Wolfsburg, as well as in Birmingham, Michigan (USA).
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