Alarm Management References

Why Choose TiPS?

LogMate is the most reliable, proven software solution since 1990

    • Leadership Participation in Alarm Standards Committees
    • Dedicated Alarm Management Focus
    • Comprehensive Alarm Management Software Solutions
    • Adaptable Services Model
    • Flexible and Extensive Software Connectivity Portfolio
    • Broad Industry Experience

Our History

TiPS was started in 1988 as a process controls consulting firm. On a customer engagement, we had written a software replacement for logging printers. Repeat sales encouraged us to turn it into a real product. LogMate was released in 1990 as a logging printer alternative, effectively the first ever commercial alarm management software package. A lot has changed in alarm management since, and TiPS has evolved our products and services to continue to provide best-in-class solutions to our clients. So that you will understand our commitment to alarm management here is a short tribute to our heritage.

1988

The first version of LogMate was written on the DOS platform, which leveraged current PC technology and afforded stability and speed.

1990

LogMate was released as the first ever fully functional, commercially available alarm management software package.

1991

TiPS customers requested and TiPS delivered a LogMate version compatible with the Digital® VAX/VMS platform. LogMate "databases" were easy to understand and customers were already experimenting with custom alarm reports

1993

TiPS releases the first Personal Computer (PC) version of LogMate.

1994

TiPS releases the Windows 3.1/3.11 Versions of LogMate.

1995

TiPS releases an OpenVMS version of LogMate.

2000

TiPS releases LogMate for Window Version 4.10 which introduces a thin-client interface, begins adoption of Microsoft SQL Server®, and upgrades analysis and notification packages.

2001

TiPS releases LogMate Version 5.0 which introduces the LogMate as a suite of products encompassing data collection, viewing, analysis and notification.  We also introduced our current LogMate logo with this release.

2003

The thin-client suite packaged as TiPSView was released.

2005

TiPS introduces TRAC™, a LogMate® module that calculates and displays Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and also integrates process historian data with alarms and events onto one integrated, interactive graph.

2006

TiPS releases TiPSView version 3.0, the LogMate web browser visualization module, introducing key enhancements to improve the flexibility to the alarm knowledge base, add a notes field, provide online MOC management, and integrate with SQL Server Reporting Services.

2007

TiPS introduces the LogMate First Out Report as part of the Alarm Configuration Expert (ACE) module to simplify root cause analysis.

2008

TiPS releases LogMate v6.20 which introduces the Master alarm database to allow import of real-time updates and management of change functionality with alarm configuration data.

TiPS also celebrated our 20th anniversary as a company.

2010

TiPS celebrated the 20th anniversary of LogMate as an industry-leading commercially available alarm management software product.

2011

TiPS finalizes patent approval for our industry-leading alarm activation point calculation methodology developed in conjunction with Dr. Doug Rothenberg. This method provides a unique time to manage calculation for a user to respond to an abnormal device and prevent or reduce the unwanted consequences of the situation.