Conceptualizing Embedded Configuration

Gudmundur Valur Oddsson, Lars Hvam, Ole Lysgaard

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    Installing and servicing complex electromechanical systems is more tedious than is necessary. By putting the product knowledge into the product itself, which then would allow automation in constructing the product from modules, could solve that. It would support personnel in aftersales installation and services. The general idea can be named embedded configuration. In this article we intend to conceptualize embedded configuration, what it is and is not. The difference between embedded configuration, sales configuration and embedded software is explained. We will look at what is needed to make embedded configuration systems. That will include requirements to product modelling techniques. An example with consumer electronics will illuminate the elements of embedded configuration in settings that most can relate to. The question of where embedded configuration would be relevant is discussed, and the current work being done at Grundfos is highlighted.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCustomer Interaction and Customer Integration
    Number of pages489
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Publication date2006
    ISBN (Print)3-936771-73-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventIMCM and PETO conference June 22 - 23 - Hamburg, Germany
    Duration: 1 Jan 2006 → …


    ConferenceIMCM and PETO conference June 22 - 23
    CityHamburg, Germany
    Period01/01/2006 → …


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