Connecting multiple 800xA locations
So, I manage multiple 800xA (4 and crowing) systems all over my country. Right now I am using the remote desktop connection to manually log in each location and check trends, process data and stuff but I really need something concentrated in a "dashboard" in my office. The information on this subject is scarce and I really need your help.
I want to be able to "only allow data view" for my bosses and for me to interact with variables and trends.
Is there any solution you guys know of?
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Have a decathlon history server at a centralized location connecting to remote systems and run smart client on the history server. Go for this only if you need a centralized database and only if you want to
compare or analyze the data of different locations.
Cheaper option would be to install smart client in all your sites and just develop an api page from which you can navigate to different locations.
The only official solution would be multisystem integration, but this would mean to build an extra 800xA system what could cover all of your underlying system. This make no sense for all data, but maybe you need only a small range.
Afaik there is no other solution to have data from different systems in one client.
For monitoring the status of all of your systems maybe you can use a network mangement system.
Every 800xA system is a OPC server (this is how multisystem integration works) and in a simple solution you can get data with a normal OPC client.
The Solution you would be looking is Decathlon Services, has direct connectivity to 800xA securing your data, Has a dashboard functionality to view trends, KPIs, and also would allow you to see Graphic Displays (read only).
I would suggest you have a look at the following website, (http://new.abb.com/cpm/decathlon-software) contact your Area Sales Manager as the product is relatively new but allows you to do exactly what you are looking for.
Maybe can be suitable PGIM?
It can be suitable for any application. Try to contact sales in your location for presentation/demo/price calculation.