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Learn how to setup your Point of View Web Thin Client in a few short videos.
In this Game Plan video we'll review how we are going to approach this to help ensure a hassle-free setup.
Point Of View is an awesome HMI/SCADA application that also allows you to view your runtime App remotely 3 different ways: The Secure Viewer which is a thin client that requires only an installation of the Secure Viewer software. A Web Thin Client uses a browser to access the point of view app, and a mobile access viewer so you can monitor your system on the go on most current tablets, phones and desktops. Setting up remote access over a network can be frustrating and time consuming. So to help you get up and running as quickly as possible with Point of View, we’ve created this video guide to help walk you through the process in small easy to follow logical steps. First we’ll access the Point of View runtime app from Internet Explorer right on the same PC using local loopback– this verifies the Point of View application is working and the files are setup correctly without having to worry about hardware drivers, network settings, routers, gateways, and all that other stuff. Next, we’ll do the exact same thing but this time we’ll use the actual IP address of the runtime machine – we’re still local so no network hardware is involved, but we are using network addressing and we’re using the this PC’s network adapter driver and hardware. So now we know we can access the Point of View app via networked IP addressing. Finally we’ll access the runtime application from a remote PC over the full network. Since we know the Point of View app and its IP addressing are working, if things don’t work at this stage, then we know it is a network thing and can focus our debugging energy on just that. We’ll do this full network testing first with the NTWebserver and then the Microsoft IIS WebServer which is what you want to use in your final app because it supports all of Point of Views features and it’s much more robust and secure than the NTWebServer. The reason we use the NT Web Server first is because it doesn’t require any setup so it will get your app up and running a lot faster. Please, don’t use the NTWebServer in your final system because it will open up your system up to all kinds of security threats. Taking a few minutes to walk through these step-by-step tutorials will save you hours – or even days – of heart burn and frustration. Of course issues do pop up so we’ll also do a trouble shooting video at the end to show you how to handle issues you may run into. So take your time, follow along with the videos, and pretty soon you too will have a whole new point of view. From AutomationDirect.