Webservices are services which can be automated via the Internet. Meaning, applications communicate with each other; HTML pages are not being transmitted to a web browser but rather programs exchange data and are started by functions triggered on a remote server.
This enables the activation of the LabX software by METTLER TOLEDO via an activation portal, without ever having to visit the web portal.
The user enters his profile into the client page of the LabX software. The LabX software communicates with the server via the webservice and transmits all necessary data.
This makes activation by the user incredibly easy, while at the same time METTLER TOLEDO maintains the flexibility and configuration options of a central portal server.
- Zope/Plone: http://plone.org
- SOAP: http://www.w3.org/TR/soap/
- ZSI - The Zolera Soap Infrastructure: http://pywebsvcs.sourceforge.net/
METTLER TOLEDO Activation Portal: https://activation.mt.com/