C-More can communicate on your plant network or even via the Internet in several ways. In addition to communication with PLCs over Ethernet connections, C-more can also communicate: via E-mail (SMTP), As a Web server, As an FTP server, and C-more panels can access PLC data from PLCs attached to other C-more panels via an Ethernet connection
There is also a Remote App for C-more (iOS, Android, or Fire). Connect and control your machine from a smart phone or PC as though you are standing in front of the panel.
In this example, C-more logs an alarm due to an oven overtemp condition monitored by a PLC. The Event Manager then sends a preconfigured e-mail to three e-mail addresses; one in the plant, one to an Internet e-mail account, and one to an SMS enabled cell phone. This e-mail even contains current PLC tag data as well as date and time info.
For security purposes the plant network is not connected directly to the Internet. The SMTP mail gateway is the only network device connected to the Internet. AutomationDirect does not recommend connecting industrial control equipment to the Internet, and can not be held responsible for any consequences that may arise. E-mail is not a guaranteed method of communications, do not rely on e-mail for mission critical communications.
Pull up-to-the-second screen shots of any screen from an Ethernet connected PC or other internet enabled device.
PULL screen captures and logged data from C-more to an Ethernet connected device, or PUSH the same info automatically from C-more to be stored on a PC or server for later reference (via the Event Manager).
C-more can fetch and display data available to a separate C-more (on the same network) via the 'panel pass through' feature.