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TAS.net Terminal Automation

TAKE COMPLETE CONTROL OF YOUR OPERATION

 

Combining the latest technology available with proven design logic enables Dearman Systems to provide the most advanced and adaptable terminal automation software solutions in the industry. TAS.net, based on Microsoft’s® .Net™ framework for the web based world, is Dearman's premier Terminal Automation System. 

TAS.NET FEATURES AND BENEFITS:

  • Specifically engineered for Microsoft® Windows® Server using Microsoft® .Net, Microsoft® SQL, and Microsoft® Reporting Services

  • Application Development Platform for rapid customization

  • HMI Development Platform for user customization of design layout

  • P&ID Drag and drop platform to create custom, fully active terminal drawings

  • User customizable BOLs created in Microsoft® Reporting Services

  • User customizable Reports created in Microsoft® Reporting Services

  • All BOLs and Reports saved as PDF images

  • Database modifications to field types and sizes without recompile

  • All references and codes are alpha-numeric and can be any length

  • User friendly entity maintenance screens (data searchable by id or name)

  • Limitless online data storage for instant retrieval – does not degrade performance and no more purging of important historical data like BOLs and ALL related information

  • Delete protection for all data - data is deleted and no longer visible or usable in ongoing operations, but is fully protected for use with historical data

  • Integrated biometric identification available

  • Integrated TransCore® RFID Reader Interface for rail car or truck identification and monitoring

  • Open architecture design allows flexibility to communicate with legacy administrative systems and any presets, controls, or devices with published or open protocols

  • Uniquely capable of multiple TABS, TDS and ELVIS communication simultaneously for Destination, Customer, Supplier, and Position Holder pre-authorization or BOL data transfer

  • NTEP Certified (National Type Evaluation Program Certificate of Conformance for Weighing and Measuring Devices - Certificate # 07-113)

SUPPORTED INTERFACES

  • Smith Meter® AccuLoad® III (All Models)

  • Smith Meter® AccuLoad® IV (All Models)

  • Smith Meter® microLoad.net®

  • Smith Meter® microFlow.net®

  • Daniels DanLoad 6000

  • Emerson DL8000 Preset Controller

  • Toptech MultiLoad II

  • Toptech MultiLoad II Slate

  • Micromotion Mass Flow Meter (MOBUS® RTU)

  • Avery Scale

  • Fairbanks Scale

  • Toledo Scale

  • Blend-Pak and Mini-Pak

  • Any injector controlled by any supported preset

  • Scully Groundhog

  • Scully Intellitrol®

  • Scully Intellitrol® V.I.P.® (Vehicle Identification Prover®)

  • TransCore® Encompass® 4 RFID Reader

  • Automated Tank Gauging – GSI ASCII or any with MODBUS® RTU

  • PLC – MODBUS® RTU (serial or TCP/IP)

  • Opto-22 Optimux

  • Allen-Bradley® Industrial Computers and Monitors

  • Dearman Systems, LLC. Data Entry Unit

  • HID Proximity badge reader

  • Smith Meter® Proximity Card Reader

  • Any supported preset as data entry

  • OPC, RTU, ARTS-NEDAP, HMI connection

  • Innometriks Inc. Rhino Biometric Reader

Please contact us if you do not see your system or device. We are continually adding to our list of supported systems.

Upgrade to a technologically relevant system today and see for yourself what a difference a Dearman system can make for your operation. With superior core design and our commitment to the technological evolution of the system, it will be the last terminal automation system you will ever buy. Please read on for more information about our industry leading TAS.net software.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS DEEP DIVE

OPEN SYSTEM

TAS.net is built with open system foundation layered architecture and can communicate with almost any device and system with a published (or known) protocol.

STATE OF THE ART

TAS.net application is specifically engineered for Microsoft® Windows® Server using Microsoft® .Net, Microsoft® SQL, and Microsoft® Reporting Services using the latest software technology, standards, and open systems component interfaces.

EFFICIENT CODE, EFFICIENT CUSTOMIZATION

Our code is fully object-oriented and written using languages supported by Microsoft® Visual Studio.Net® 2003. Additions and updates to your system can be quickly implemented and only require adding or updating pieces of the program, not the entire application.

DISTRIBUTED SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS

Multiple copies of TAS.net application modules can be distributed across any number of computers in any configuration.

WEB BROWSER BASED

No Proprietary viewers are needed. Users can access TAS.net directly from the Internet or UNITY. One of the features of our UNITY provides web services to isolate the terminal's TAS.net for additional security.
 

VISUAL SYSTEM CUSTOMIZATION

Dearman Systems has developed its own set of Application Development Platform (ADP) Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) Tools. These tools allow us to quickly and visually implement customizations your operation requires. It also gives us the ability to make changes to your customized system whenever they are needed in a fast, cost effective, and efficient manner.
 

STANDARD HMI TERMINAL GRAPHICS

Detailed standard Human Machine Interface (HMI) terminal graphics provide a real-time visualization of terminal activity. Additionally, TAS.net is the first terminal automation system to support user configurable design layout (drag and drop) technology. Each system will automatically configure the desktop to the standard layout that can be used as the base or the user can design a unique desktop for each terminal.
 

DEARMAN TERMINAL GRAPHICS BUILDER

The Dearman Terminal Graphics Builder software (available for an additional cost) allows you to take complete control of your terminal’s process management functions and improves the efficiency and quality of your operations. Utilizing drag and drop technology, the Dearman Terminal Graphics Builder software creates a graphical representation of the various distributed process lines employed within your facility and integrates the PLCs, process controllers, pumps, and motor operated valves of those process lines into a fully interactive system. With control over the individual subsystems, the overall process can then be managed centrally and represented graphically as a complete system.
 

EPA RIN COMPLIANCE

TAS.net handles the generation and tracking of Renewable Identification Numbers (RIN) as required by the EPA's Renewable Fuel Standard.
Click here to learn more about Dearman's EPA RIN Compliance option.
 

INTEGRATED EXSTARS 4030 APPROVED EDI REPORTING

Dearman's robust 4030 approved ExSTARS reporting solution is a fully functional tax basis inventory system for your 720-TO and 720-CS reporting needs (available for an additional cost).
 

INTEGRATED TWIC INTERFACE TO TSA APPROVED READERS

TAS.net's open system foundation layered architecture provides the flexibility to incorporate the additional security requirements imposed by the TWIC program.
 

E-MAIL OR FAX REPORTS AUTOMATICALLY

Any report the TAS.net generates can be sent to any number of recipients. Users choose how they wish to receive their reports; Microsoft® Excel, PDF, HTML, or CSV format.
 

EXTENSIVE REPORTING

Choose from an extensive selection of standard reports or customize your own in Microsoft® Reporting Services™.
 

MULTI-POSITION BLENDING CONTROL

Dearman’s cost effective blending solution that incorporates the use of existing load rack equipment and our revolutionary compartment loading functionality using touch screen graphical interface devices. The result is safe and error-proof multiple position sequential blending of ethanol, biodiesel, or any product in which expensive blending equipment or potentially inaccurate manual splash blending were considered the only options.
 

FLEXIBLE ALLOCATIONS

Virtually any allocation method you can imagine is possible. Using our 4-dimensional allocation scheme, you dictate exactly who gets what product, where, when, and how much. Allocations are configurable for any combination of products, terminal or terminal groups.
 

UNIT TRAIN AND RAILCAR HANDLING

Dearman’s comprehensive railcar loading, unloading, and trans-loading functionality allows you to take complete control of your rail operations – whether for individual cars or unit trains. Schedule inbound loads, load or unload multiple railcars on the same bill of lading simultaneously, produce bills of lading containing volume and weight for each car (even for products loaded or unloaded at temperatures above 300°F), and keep track of your on-site railcar inventory. As an authorized distributor of TransCore® RFID products for electronic identification and monitoring of rail and intermodal equipment, Dearman Systems can provide the equipment necessary for rail, port, marine, and trucking companies to identify, track and monitor equipment economically and effectively.
 

ADMINISTRATIVE/SECURITY INTERFACE

  • Internet web browser

  • Data filters

  • User defined groups

  • User group security matrix

 

ORDER-BASED, ON-LINE PROCESSING

  • Automatic and pre-dispatched orders

  • Locally entered orders

  • Bulk shipment/receipt orders

  • TABS and TDS (dial-up and Internet)

  • Order and product authorization

  • ELVIS

 

SYSTEM MANAGEMENT

  • Simultaneous local and remote control of terminal operations

  • Terminal local or network single point distributed database maintenance

  • Simultaneous local and remote multiple point HMI control and display

 

TERMINAL ACCESS

  • Supervisory access override

  • Access by data entry or access card or fingerprint and any combination

  • User entered access records providing any combination of driver, carrier, tractor, truck, trailer, delivery, destination, buyer, seller, and product provider

 

PRODUCT MOVEMENT DOCUMENTATION IN PDF AND HTML FORMAT

  • Bills-of-Lading

  • Loading ticket and instructions

  • Meter ticket

  • Scale/weigh bridge ticket

  • Bulk shipments and receipts

  • Safety sheets

  • Meter proving

  • Pre-loading tickets

 

ELECTRONIC DATA INTERCHANGE

  • Petroex

  • TABS - multiple concurrent authorizations by order

  • Automatic Fax of spreadsheet product movement and inventory

  • Automatic E-mail of spreadsheet or user defined file

 

INVENTORY MANAGEMENT

  • Inventory schedules

  • Book and physical variance calculations

  • Reporting

  • Adjustments

  • Bulk receipts, shipments and intra-terminal transfers

  • Blending and re-grading

 

END OF DAY ACTIVITY MANAGEMENT

  • Automatic control

  • Semi-automatic control

  • Manual control

  • Discretionary control

  • Configurable for both date and time

  • Selectable date and time for end of month reports

  • Pre and post entry of tank gauges and meter totalizers

  • Automatic tank gauges

 

HOST COMMUNICATIONS

  • Modem, network, Internet, Intranet, VPN transfer of spreadsheet, flat file or user-defined format

  • ODBC to host or local database

  • FTP, HTTP, TCP/IP

  • Multiple concurrent hosts

  • Product provider, product seller, and product buyer

 

REDUNDANCY, FAULT TOLERANCE, AND ENHANCED RECOVERY

Standard recovery features include:

  • Automatic Data Recovery

  • Off-Line Transactions

  • Manual dataset replication

 

AN EVEN MORE COMPREHENSIVE RECOVERY OPTION IS AVAILABLE:

  • Automatic restoration of in-progress activities

  • Fully redundant hardware

  • Fully redundant software

  • Automatic database replication

  • Fault tolerant interfaces

  • Interface load sharing

  • Multiple PC support

 

TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANTAGES INCREASE RETURN ON INVESTMENT

  • The most advanced AND affordable automation solution

  • User friendly application makes entity maintenance simple and fast

  • Easy access to valuable data in usable formats for admin system use

  • Increases terminal efficiency providing an incentive for drivers, carriers, and customers to return to your terminal

Dearman is the industry-leading provider of terminal automation and enterprise management software to the bulk liquid storage industry. 

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