New versions of the Opus Suite tools – OPUS10, SIMLOX, and CATLOC – are planned for release in March 2016. Opus Suite is under continuous development and new versions are released annually to provide users with state-of-the-art analytical capability, relevant new features and increased modeling flexibility, and user friendliness. Some enhancements apply to the whole suite, while others are tool-specific.
The introduction of multiple operation parameters facilitates more accurate and flexible modeling of how system operations drive demand for maintenance activities and item replacements. It means that failure rates and preventive maintenance intervals can be related to multiple units other than operating time. For example, item replacements can be described per kilometer or mile, number of missions, cycles, or rounds fired. It is also possible to define a combination of different operation parameters that simultaneously drive maintenance demands.
A key SIMLOX strength, simulation performance, has been further augmented, with the ability to use parallel replications on multi-core computers, as well as the implementation of several other improvements that provide more efficient executions and memory usage.
An important integration step is the new direct link of OPUS10 and SIMLOX results into CATLOC, and the ability to transfer LORA XT results to CATLOC, further reinforcing CATLOC’s position as a central hub within the analytical tool suite.
Opus Suite is continuously developed based on user feedback and evolving best practices and technology. Customers with upgrade and support agreements get new versions at no additional cost.
The following enhancements are implemented in all three tools:
Tool specific improvements are described below. Please note that the version numbering is now the same as for Opus Suite, rather than individual for each tool.
More complete descriptions of features in the new release are offered in the document Opus Suite Upgrade Information, which is enclosed in the delivery but may also be provided upon request. Contact Systecon for a copy.