News entries for February 2014

2014-02-14 Demo System Updated

We were finally able to update the demo system. We are still missing some functionaly from the older version, but at least it is upgraded to the recent integration build of Eclipse SCADA 0.1.0.

The demo systems connects to an driver instance that is running in our office and connects to the Arduino board next to it. On the Arduino board there is a light sensor which provides that current value to the driver. The communication between the arduino ethernet shield and the driver is our custom arduino UDP based protocol, which is polling the arduino for data. The uplink the the demo system is realized using the Eclipse SCADA DA protocol using the NGP protocol stack and an IPv6 TCP connection. It connects the driver with the master server, that is running on a virtual machine at our ISP "in the cloud".

While the value archive server (historian) is already running and values and monitoring events can already be accessed using the Eclipe SCADA Admin Client, the specially configured rich client and the web interface still need some work and need to be upgraded as well. Hopefully we can do this in the next few weeks.

Also see the page DemoSystem in the Eclipse SCADA wiki.

We were finally able to update the demo system. We are still missing some functionaly from the older version, but at least it is upgraded to the recent integration build of Eclipse SCADA 0.1.0.
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2014-02-12 Welcome to the new homepage

Finally we had some time to prepare the new homepage which is now also hosted by the Eclipse Foundation. That also required us to move away from the blog software that we already had on openSCADA, and change it to something new.

So, as a quick start for creating a simple static homepage, we used a combination of EMF and Acceleo for creating some static HTML pages from our custom website model that we defined. There might be lots of other ways, but this one worked too ;-)

On the down side of all this, we lost the ability to have comments for each post in the blog. Since we gathered a lot of spam there as well, this is not so much trouble. Also does the Eclipse SCADA project have its dedicated forum at eclipse.org and its own mailing list. Just see the contacts page of the project information page.

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