SSI Augmented Support is the first multi-functional, mobile, real-time video communication system that provides everything necessary for efficient maintenance and repair work. An on-site technician activates the SSI Augmented Support which then establishes a connection to the SSI SCHAEFER service center. Activities are shown in real time, enabling the support staff to immediately begin assessing the problem and resolving the situation. The fault can be rectified quickly with voice and video support. Delays are avoided and the system can be rapidly put back into operation.