The Basic System

Basic System Hardware and Software Requirements

The basic GE Digital APM system consists of machines and software that are required for any GE Digital APM implementation to function. Implementation of the basic GE Digital APM system gives you the foundation-level analysis tools within GE Digital APM. This section of the documentation provides details on the hardware and software requirements for each machine within the basic system.

Other hardware and software may be required for a specific module or feature that is not required to deploy the basic GE Digital APM system. System requirements for specific modules and features are located in the documentation for that module or feature.

GE Digital APM Client

Hardware Requirements

The following hardware requirements outline the minimum hardware required for any machine or mobile device that will access the GE Digital APM system. These requirements account for the GE Digital APM software only. Additional hardware may be required on clients where other components are installed. These requirements may not be sufficient, depending upon how your system is configured.

Desktops and Laptops

Minimum requirements:

  • Two Processor Cores, 2 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB RAM recommended)
  • 8 GB of available hard drive space
  • 13" screen
  • 1024 X 768 screen resolution

Mobile Devices

You can use GE Digital APM on mobile devices either in the GE Digital APM mobile application or in the web browser on the device. The following information is generic and pertains to using the application on mobile devices in either of these scenarios. For specific information regarding the mobile application, see the GE Digital APM Mobile Application portion of the Getting Started section of this documentation.

Support for mobile devices is provided in two resolution view modes: full or limited. Full-resolution view mode supports access to the entire GE Digital APM system. Limited-resolution view mode supports limited access to overview pages and data collection. Resolution view mode is determined by the type of device that is used to access GE Digital APM, and is not a selectable option.

Important: To access GE Digital APM on a mobile device, you must first connect to your corporate virtual private network (VPN).
Note: Interaction with diagramming and design canvases is not available on touch-screen devices. If needed, use a mouse peripheral to utilize this functionality.
Minimum RequirementsDevices Tested

Minimum requirements for full-resolution view mode:

  • Two Processor Cores, 2 GHz
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 8 GB of available hard drive space
  • 7" screen
  • 1920 X 1200 screen resolution

Devices used in the GE Digital APM testing environment:

  • Apple iPad 4th Generation
  • Apple iPad Air
  • Apple iPad Air 2
  • Apple iPad Mini 2
  • Apple iPad Mini 3
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Minimum requirements for limited-resolution view mode:

  • Two Processor Cores, 1 GHz
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB of available hard drive space
  • 4" screen
  • 1024 X 600 screen resolution

Devices used in the GE Digital APM testing environment:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (7")
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (10")

Small Screen Devices

Note: You can access only the Rounds Data Collection module in portrait mode on small screen devices.
Minimum RequirementsDevices Tested

Minimum requirements:

  • Four Processor Cores, 1.3 GHz
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB of available hard drive space
  • Minimum screen resolution of 320 pixels wide in portrait mode (4" or larger physical screen size recommended)

Devices used in the GE Digital APM testing environment:

  • Lenovo A1000 (480 X 800 screen resolution)

Software Requirements

The following software components are required on any machine or device that will access the GE Digital APM system using a browser. If the software meets the following requirements, you can access GE Digital APM using any operating system.

One of the following browsers is required for desktops, laptops, and mobile devices:

  • Google Chrome

    Note:
    • Predix APM has been tested with Google Chrome version 80. To ensure you have the latest security updates, GE Digital recommends that you use the latest Google Chrome version available.

    • If your system uses Data Guardian from Koingo Software and you use the Google Chrome browser, you may have to use the browser in Incognito mode to successfully access GE Digital APM.

  • Internet Explorer (11.0.27 and above)

Mobile Application Supported Operating Systems

Supported Operating Systems

Important:
  • Any management policy applied to mobile devices must be set up to allow the required permissions for the GE Digital APM mobile application. If restrictions are placed on iOS, Windows, or Android devices by a global policy or mobile device management system, device storage, scanning, photography, location services, and other functionality may be disabled.
  • Ensure that the IP range of the mobile devices on which the GE Digital APM mobile application is installed has been whitelisted.
  • If you are using a Windows device, ensure that Windows App Store access is enabled.
  • Ensure that the application is distributed to all relevant devices.

The following table lists the operating systems and corresponding versions that the GE Digital APM mobile application supports.

Operating SystemVersion(s) Supported
iOS11, 12, and 13
Android5, 6, 7, 8, and 9
WindowsWindows 10 (64 bit)
Note: The method used to access Reference Documents in the GE Digital APM mobile application will vary depending on your device platform. For example, on Windows and Android devices, the first time you access Reference Documents, you will be prompted to select the application in which you want to open a file, and this selection will then become the default. Apple iOS will always prompt you to select an application. On all platforms, you will also be prompted when the platform for your device does not recognize the file type that it is attempting to download.

GE Digital APM Supported Software and Devices

GE Digital APM ComponentsSupported Third Party ComponentsNotes
Calibration Management

CMX Calibration Management Software Version 2 (2.10.114.0)

The following software must be installed to establish communication with the CMX Calibration Management software:

  • Beamex Business Bridge (B3) Version 1 (1.2.0)

We do not recommend using Virtual Machines for Calibration Management.

GE Device Driver 1.6.0.0None
GE Digital APM Client Web Browser Google Chrome

Predix APM has been tested with Google Chrome version 80. To ensure you have the latest security updates, GE Digital recommends that you use the latest Google Chrome version available.

Internet Explorer 11None
R ScriptsDeployR Open 8.0.0, DeployR Enterprise 8.0.0, and Machine Learning Server 9.2.1 or 9.3.0The GE Digital APM testing environment uses DeployR Open 8.0.0, DeployR Enterprise 8.0.0, and Machine Learning Server 9.3.0.

SAP Interfaces

SAP ECC 6.0 (Enhancement Packs [EhP] 1 through 8)None
SAP S/4 HANA on-premises (1509, 1610, 1709, 1809, 1909)None
SearchElasticsearch

6.7.0

None

Supported Devices

GE Digital APM ComponentsDeviceNotes
Calibration Management*Fluke 74x Documenting Process CalibratorNone
Fluke 75x Documenting Process CalibratorNone

GE Druck Calibrators:

  • Druck DPI611 - Pressure Calibrator
  • Druck DPI612 - Flex Pressure Calibrator
  • Druck DPI620 - Multifunction Calibrator
  • Druck DPI620-IS - Intrinsically Safe Multifunction Calibrator
  • Druck DPI620G – Advanced Multifunction Calibrator, HART/Fieldbus Communicator
  • Druck DPI620G-IS - Intrinsically Safe Advanced Multifunction Calibrator, HART/Fieldbus Communicator
None
Thickness Monitoring*GE DMS GoThis device is not compatible with the Microsoft Edge browser.
GE DMS Go+This device is not compatible with the Microsoft Edge browser.
GE DMS2None
Olympus (Panametrics) 37DL Plus Ultrasonic Thickness GageNone
Olympus (Panametrics) 38DL Plus Ultrasonic Thickness GageNone

* Thickness Monitoring and Calibration Management use the Devices Interface, which is a UI that is configured to support the transfer of data between GE Digital APM and devices that GE Digital APM supports.

Supported Languages for Translation

License Requirements

Each language for translation available in the GE Digital APM system is enabled by activating a specific license. Licenses for language translation are named Language-<Supported Language>, where <Supported Language> is the name of a supported language. The following languages are supported:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Japanese
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Russian
  • Portuguese
  • German
  • French
  • Dutch
  • Italian
  • Polish

Deploying Translations

To activate licenses for language translation, contact GE Global Support: https://www.ge.com/digital/asset-performance-management.