The units are “registered” while at the instrument manufacturer. This process results in the installation of a unique system key on a unit. It is initiated from the unit and MobilServ generates and returns a unique key associated with the serial number. The key is stored on the unit. This is a secure process that requires special credentials only available at the manufacturer.
“Deployment” is performed on a vessel or at DSI. This involves running a script on the unit. The script performs a complicated process. Successful deployment has five results:
The unit becomes associated (by serial number) with a specific vessel.
The unit network is re-configured for a specific vessel.
The unit calculates a shutdown date and stores it on the unit.
The unit sends the shutdown date to MobilServ (shows in MobilServ CCM Instrument List.)
The unit is set to run the x-ray safety training session after reboot.
To “pre-deploy” units for off-line mode, this can be done, but the “shutdown” date will need to be changed if the unit will be installed more than 10 days after deployment.
Shutdown date = deployment date + 3 years + 10 days