It is possible to configure TBIE indexes to use a different Platform Service than the one installed locally. It uses named pipe to local instance by default.
How to configure TBIE indexes to use a remote Platform Service.
Configure TBIE indexes to use a different Platform Service can be done by changing the settings.txt of an index (or index template) and configure this section:
Change the HOST reference to the applicale system that runs the ZyLAB Information Management Service x64.
The ZyLAB Information Management Service is responsible for handling index management, search requests and content access requests.