It’s not unusual anymore to see iPads or iPhones in use at the job site or on the job floor – somehow, someway, they’re slowly infiltrating their ways in your daily working habits. For some of our industrials, we’ve been offering i-View from ProSoft – a mobile application that allows for remote monitoring as well as control of process instrumentation under the umbrella of Ethernet and Wifi networks. Taking your plant oversight with you, and without the use of a desktop/laptop, is now a reality. Here’s an excerpt taken from ProSofts website:
ProSoft i-View provides an interface for accessing and monitoring variables (tags) and memory of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). Plant engineers, PAC/PLC software developers, and Maintenance personnel now have the ability for live monitoring and control of PAC/PLC based systems at any time, from everywhere.
ProSoft i-View wirelessly connects directly to the PLC without routing through servers or personal computers, using direct TCP/IP links between iPhones/iPods and PLCs, with minimal configuration. Security is guaranteed through extensive use of passwords and the encryption and tunneling options that the TCP/IP and 802.11 technologies provide.
Mobile or remote workers with authorized devices are able to monitor and modify control data wirelessly, and now, using the new barcode scanner feature, are able to scan information from skids, pallets, products and more, and have it automatically recorded to the PLC.
In summary, what do you really get out of mobile monitoring capabilities?
|Live monitoring and control|
|Built in EtherNet/IP and|
Modbus TCP/IP drivers
Interested in learning more about what ProSoft has to offer? Contact us and see if ProSoft is the right brand for your needs.