Fernhill SCADA Concepts

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Introduction

Fernhill SCADA is Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) software.

For general information about Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) see What is SCADA.

The rest of this article looks at the different tools in Fernhill SCADA that help you create SCADA applications:

Fernhill SCADA Concepts and Tools

Fernhill SCADA Feature Description
Database Tags Describes the following:
  • The different types of database tag.
  • How you can use folders to organize database tags.
  • The techniques for editing database tags.
  • How to manage references between database tags.
  • The commands you can execute on database tags.
Graphic Pages Describes how to build graphic pages to represent a process or equipment.
Linked Folder Describes how Linked Folders and Template Folders can reduce the work needed to create a SCADA application which has duplicate equipment.
Alarm Conditions Describes how abnormal conditions are represented and handled.
Alarm Column List Describes how to choose which columns appear in an Alarm List.
Alarm Filter Describes how to choose which alarms appear in an Alarm List.
Data Historian Describes how data samples are recorded in the historian.
Event Log Describes how events are recorded in a historical log.
Standard Tag Menu Describes how to use the Standard Tag Menu. The Standard Tag Menu provides a set of common operator commands for Database Tags.
Data Access Describes how access data in the Fernhill SCADA Database from external applications.
Register String Format How Fernhill SCADA reads string values from registers in a PLC. Note: This is used by PLC types that do not define a standard way to read string values. For example: Modbus.
Number Format How to change the way numbers are displayed.
Date and Time of Day Format How to change the way date and time of day values are displayed.
Text Selectors How to retrieve part of a formatted text document.
URL Options How to customize the transfer of files to and from a URL.
Color Values Describes how to set color values in Fernhill SCADA.

Further Information

Glossary

For the meaning of terms used in Fernhill SCADA.