Cornell eCatalog Now Boasts Offline Functionality

Cornell Pump’s eCatalog allows end users, distributors, engineers, and others to look up pump curves and dimension prints on pump models. This useful resource is accessed from our website hundreds of times a week.

Now, the eCatalog can be used without internet connectivity. The catalog can be downloaded to a laptop computer, and accessed in the air, in remote areas, or anywhere else an internet connection is not available.

To use the offline version, The catalog must be synchronized with a computer. The offline catalog is recommended for use with Google Chrome (for best compatibility).  Go to the eCatalog, and press the ‘sync offline’ button on the upper right hand side of the screen. The files will download onto the computer.

Synchronization

Depending on internet speed and the number of drawings and curves in the catalog, synchronization times will vary. Typically, synchronization times will range between 2 and 5 minutes. The website must be kept open during synchronization, and the eCatalog is fully functional during this time. A progress bar will display the current synchronization progress.

When synchronization is complete, an alert will be displayed to the user indicating that the synchronization was successful. After this message is displayed, the website will be ready for offline use, without an internet connection.

Make it an App

The eCatalog can be made into a desktop application after the synchronization process.

  • Open the Chrome menu by clicking the ellipsis (three vertical dots) in the upper right-hand corner.
  • Click “Install Cornell Pump eCatalog…” from the dropdown menu.
  • Click “Install” in the resulting dialog.
  • This will install the eCatalog as an application, with a shortcut on the user’s desktop.
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The eCatalog does not have to be used offline; it will still function perfectly well online, on numerous platforms such as Apple IOS, Android, Windows, Mac, and others.