What's the difference between an embedded HMI and a SCADA system? Find out in this brief intro to using SCADA systems with AutomationDirect's Point of View SCADA software.
C-more HMIs give you a quick and easy way to monitor and control PLC driven machines or even entire operations. BUT, if you need to develop your own PC based control system so you can integrate it with your companies databases, ERP systems, OPC Servers … OR if you need to write your own custom Visual Basic scripts or your own active-x or .NET controls OR if you just need more processor power to do your own image processing, live video or to display 2D and 3D animations. OR if you need to communicate with a much wider variety of data acquisition systems and communication protocols, OR if you need to add the redundancy and security of automatic backups of a PC based operation … Then it’s time to move up to a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system using Point of View so you can develop your own apps that can handle the smallest HMI application all the way up to full - virtually unlimited - system management. And .. You can do it, with Point of View from AutomationDirect.