The TrakHound DataClient and DataServer applications provide the manufacturing community with a Free and Open Source alternative so anyone can start collecting valuable machine data that can be used to analyze and improve future production in the upcoming years that will dominated by the IIoT. TrakHound provides you the tools to collect MTConnect data in near raw form and to store that data for later use in a database.
TrakHound is designed to be customizable by both end users and developers. Configuration files are used to configure each application and are in XML format to make editing easy. Developers can customize TrakHound by developing modules for both the data storage and data access operations.
TrakHound's architecture is illustrated below where each application serves a separate role. Each application can be installed on different computers and on separate networks or they can all be installed on the same computer.