Fernhill SCADA Documentation

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Fernhill SCADA is software to manage automation equipment:

Fernhill SCADA architecture

Fernhill SCADA applications are built and operated using these components:

SCADA Server Software that runs the SCADA application.
  • Contains the tag database, historian, alarm list, and event log.
  • Runs Drivers to communicate with PLC devices, RTU devices, IoT devices, and other data sources.
  • Provides data to client software.
  • Supports multiple Operator Interfaces and Configuration Tools.
  • Enforces security and User Rights.
The SCADA Server is supported on Windows and Linux operating systems.
Configuration Tool A tool for system integrators to create and manage the SCADA application running on the SCADA server. Using the tool you can:
  • Configure tags to represent devices and communication channels.
  • Configure I/O Data Point Tags to represent equipment or process. For example valve state (open or closed), pressure, temperature, and so on.
  • Use the Graphic Editor to configure graphic pages to visually represent plant and equipment.
  • Use the Toolbar Editor to configure the toolbar in the Operator Interface.
  • Configure trend tags to show how process variable change over time.
  • Configure Text Reports.
  • Configure alarm tags to indicate abnormal conditions.
  • Configure calculated tags and programs.
  • Configure how events are recorded in the Event Log.
  • Configure Database Tables to store batch results and application specific data.
  • Run queries on the tag database.
  • Monitor tag status in real time.
  • Monitor communication channels in real time.
Operator Interface A tool for operators to interact with the SCADA application running on the Fernhill SCADA server. Using the tool, operators can access:
  • Graphic pages showing plant and equipment states.
  • Trend pages showing how process plant variables change over time.
  • The alarm list showing abnormal plant and equipment states.
  • The Event Log showing the history of significant events.
  • Generated text reports.
The Operator Interface is supported on Windows, Linux, macOS and Android operating systems.
Data Access A collection of interfaces to allow 3rd party applications to access data in the Fernhill SCADA Server. The interface collection includes:
  • An ODBC Driver to allow office applications access to SCADA Data.
  • An OPC Server to allow Fernhill SCADA data to be integrated into 3rd party SCADA applications.
  • A Java API to allow Java applications access to Fernhill SCADA data.

Further Information

Installing Fernhill SCADA

To learn about installing Fernhill SCADA.

Release Notes

To learn about changes in this version of Fernhill SCADA.

Fernhill SCADA Concepts

To learn about the features and concepts behind Fernhill SCADA.

Operator Interface

For more information on the tools to monitor and control Fernhill SCADA.

Configuration Tool

To learn about the tool to configure Fernhill SCADA.

Fernhill SCADA Server

To learn about the features of the Fernhill SCADA Server.

Data Access

To learn about providing PLC data to other applications.


To learn about drivers that access different data sources.

Fernhill SCADA License Terms

For the license terms of Fernhill SCADA.


For the meaning of terms used in Fernhill SCADA.