Only Graphics of One xA to be Populated on another xA System
I have two xA System say, 1st System -xA Version 5.1 TC1 & 2nd System - xA Version 5.1 RevC.
With above setup, I need to view only few graphics pages of 2nd System in first system. This graphics are just for view only.
Note: I don't want to use MMS option thru controllers & with out any additional licenses.
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There is not really any "good" solution for this.
The problem with using Remote Desktop is that you loose a monitor that ends up being dedicated to the few displays you require from the other DCS.
If you realy only want a "few" signals and no control, then you can transfer the information required for each display between the two 800xA systems using OPC. This way at least you dont need to use MMS through controllers. Use a Generic Third Party OPC Connection in the receiving 800xA system. Create some third party OPC objects and read the data properties you need from the 800xA OPC Surrogate server in the remote system.
Then build displays to show this OPC data. No, you cannot open displays from a remote 800xA system.
The "official" solution for opening the same display in multiple 800xA systems is "Multi System Integration", but even this solution actually does the same trick - it copies OPC data from the remote systems and uploads (or imports) the displays and other aspects. It is also probably an overkill solution for you.
Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop can be used across the systems.
The view only workplace will however require a "OPERATOR_WPL"* license seat if trends, alarms, events or faceplates are to be shown there.
*) Before 5.1 RevD and FP4 a workplace run in a remote desktop session requires a REM_OPER_WPL license seat (which is not interchangeable with OPERATOR_WPL). As of RevD and FP4, REM_OPER_WPL has been substituted by OPERATOR_WPL.
Smart Client can also be used bring PG2 graphics to a remote screen, but its a licensed software.
If your process is reasonably slow or you can accept a few minutes delay then a simple and cheap solution is to setup a scheduled screenshot script on your OP station, the picture could be set to update once every minute or so. Then have the picture moved to a network folder and manage access from there.
The drawback is you will only see what's actually on the screen so if you need to have more graphics pictures from different parts of your system then it might be too limited. There might be workarounds where you can customize a graphics picture to hold all the information you need but then the OP station might be unusable for the operator.