Start Page

Help Contents

Introduction

The Start Page is shown when there is no connection to Fernhill SCADA.

Start Page on Windows

On Windows, the Start Page provides help links and methods to connect to a Fernhill SCADA Server:

Start Page on Windows

To connect to Fernhill SCADA do one of the following:

After a successful connection, the Start Page will be replaced by the default graphic page.

Creating a new Connection

To create a new connection to Fernhill SCADA:

  1. Click on Connect to Fernhill SCADA... The Connect to Fernhill SCADA dialog opens:
    Connect to Fernhill SCADA dialog
  2. Enter the name of the computer running Fernhill SCADA.
  3. Click OK.

If Fernhill SCADA is running on a remote computer, the connection will try to use Integrated Windows authentication. For this to work, there needs to be a trust relationship between the computer running the Configuration Tool and the computer running Fernhill SCADA. If there is no trust relationship the connection will fail. To work around this:

  1. Turn off the Integrated Windows authentication option. The dialog will expand to show User Name and Password fields:
    Connect to Fernhill SCADA dialog using user name and password
  2. Enter a the User Name and Password of an account on the computer running Fernhill SCADA.
  3. Click OK.

Recent Connections

Each successful connection is added to the Recent Connections list.

To manage Recent Connections:

  1. Right click on a connection.
  2. Choose one of these options:

Start Page on Android

On Android, the start page provides a means to connect to a Fernhill SCADA Server:

Start Page on Android

To connect to a Fernhill SCADA:

  1. Enter the IP Address, or node name, of the computer running the Fernhill SCADA Server.
  2. Enter your Windows login account user name.
  3. Enter your Windows login account password.
  4. Tap Connect.

After a successful connection, the Start Page will be replaced by the default graphic page.

Security Note

The Android version of the Operator Interface uses Transport Layer Security (TLS) to communicate with the Fernhill SCADA Server. This ensures that all sensitive information, for example user names and passwords, is encrypted.

Further Information

Operator Interface

To learn about the other features of the Operator Interface.

Glossary

For the meaning of terms used in Fernhill SCADA.