Journal of International Technology and Information Management

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The paper reports the development of an e-monitoring and maintenance system based on web technology and mobile device, PDA. Rarity of experts led to the application of artificial intelligence and later, distributed artificial intelligence for condition monitoring and diagnosis of machine condition. Recently, web technology along with wireless communication is emerging as a potent tool in maintenance. It facilitates obtaining of the desired information by the relevant personnel at any time wherever he may be. The paper first describes the web and mobile architecture that formed the basis of the system and ICT tools used to communicate among the different layers in the architecture/system and its various client machines. It is followed by the demonstration of the use of the system with a faulty bearing simulated signal. A mobile emulator was used to perf ect the system for different requirements and the same was then tested on the PDA.