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Toward the development of control software for an operator interface in the distributed automation environment
Advances in technology have led to fully integrated operator
consoles which offer a broad range of solutions. Industry's
move towards networking has resulted in the operator
consoles being located at critical sites throughout the
plant-floor. However, a lot of programming effort is
required in order to use these consoles effectively.
The project addressed the problem by developing a software
interface for the future user in a distributed automation
environment. The system developed is capable of operating
on IBM industrial computers, connected through a
communications network on a DAE environment. By using the
functions provided, the future user is insulated from the
lower level control sequences of the operator interface and
need only be concerned about the operation of these
A description of the development of each phase
project is given, and the purpose and operation
subroutines are also presented in this report.