Control Centre Software

The Dataweb Control Centre Software (CCS) provides a powerful means of controlling, monitoring and logging data from remote Dataweb units.
Designed to be simple to configure and easy to use, CCS can access the real time or logged data on the remote Dataweb, to provide a seamless remote distributed system.


Data is transferred from DataWeb modules   via TCP/IP on Ethernet, or serial modem (PSTN, GSM, ADSL or radio). If the link is interrupted, error detection in the DataWeb Control Centre software will continue to connect to the remote module until the data has been satisfactorily  acquired from the module.


Once the connection or data transfer has been successfully initiated, the software offers a wide range of data processing, recording and presentation facilities.
CCS can be used with up to several hundred remote or local Dataweb modules. As many as 140 modules (2240 inputs) per location with no limit on the number of locations.
The software can also integrate data from a wide range of other acquisition modules and systems, including MSL's DataScan and Solo modules.

Data Logging
Real time measurement can be maintained despite the remote nature of the Dataweb, by uploading the logged data on the remote unit. Datweb can store up to 13000 measurements in it's own logger buffer. This is 36 hours of logging at logging rates of once every 10 seconds. Once the data is uploaded it is seamlessly appended to the CSS logfile for this module. Using modem connection times can be minimal ensuring a low operating cost for the system.

Data logging can be automatically initiated on a period basis or on an event or alarm basis. (see below)

Automatic data
transfer
Stored data is transferred from the modules at scheduled times or regular intervals. For serial connections, the dial-up connection is closed when the data has been successfully transferred. On completion of the transfer, the data in the module can be deleted if required.

Real time Trends

The CCS trending facility is powerful and comprehensive. Pan Zoom and cursor based measurement provide the means by which trends can be viewed and navigated.
Up to 16 individual trend lines can be viewed through one trend graph. The time synchronisation feature of CCS ensures that all the clocks on each Dataweb are synchronised ensuring a high level of time integrity.

Alarms and Events

When an alarm or event is initiated at the Dataweb it can sends an email to the central CCS system. The CCS picks up this alarm and can then create a number of automatic activities. It can go into automatic connection with the remote unit and offer the user a means of viewing the real time data, it can log and display the data, and it can then send multiple emails ot text messages to various personnel informing them of the alarm.

Mimic Diagram
CCS has its own mimic and display editor providing the facilities to create  displays and user interfaces. Both animated text and graphics can provide high quality mimic diagrams of the various signals that are being monitored.

Real Time Calculations
CCS provides the means by which the user can configure real time calculations on the data thereby convert to units or alternatively provide logical sequences on alarms.

When real-time data is required – for example, if a mimic with a live update is being viewed –DataWeb Control Centre establishes and maintains the data link for as long as data is being accessed and displayed.

Password protection
All data is protected from unauthorised access using a password system.

Module configuration
DataWeb Control Centre software provides facilities for configuring all acquisition and alarm options for every DataWeb module, using the familiar on-screen dialog box entry system.

Alternative Internet access
Local access to DataWeb module data – for diagnostic or IP configuration purposes, for example – is available via the module’s integral Internet server.

DataWeb modules provide remote, rugged data acquisition and logging facilities. 8 and 16 analog channel versions, with configurable hi/lo alarm levels, are available, each with 8 additional digital channels. Analog channels can be configured for pulse counting in metering Applications.

Access to DataWeb data is via Ethernet (TCP/IP) or serial link. Data can be accessed live, and there are General and Event Loggers which can store over 12,000 readings at up to 10 readings/s. Data is accessed using ftp or http.
 

Configurations
Datawebs can be connected together using a 10base T crossover cable or using a ethernet hub.


 


 

A number of remote Datawebs can be connected to the host computer either using an internet connection or alternatively using a GSM modem connected to one of the modules.
 

 

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