Part of the autumn of 2018, I spent by implementing Ethernet/IP protocol into the D2000 KOM process. This blog describes key features of the protocol and pitches in with some subjective opinions.
D2000 by Ipesoft is here for more than two decades. Our people, who are developing software solutions on a daily basis, are behind the success of our story. And the language used is behind their success.
High demands are often placed on SCADA and MES systems regarding availability, functionality, and uptime (ideally 24/7/365). Since every device has some kind of a lifespan and a failure rate, it is necessary to take care of these factors. Using redundancy is a way to increase overall system availability even when one or more components fail.
A demonstration of redundancy in D2000 systems on the Raspberry PI platform.
I bought Raspberry Pi (RPI) on AliExpress also with the small box. I’ve already had more efficient (around 5V/2A) power supply to a mobile phone, charging cable with micro USB connector and microSD card form a mobile phone. I didn’t have to buy those.
The GPIO protocol is hot news in the D2000 KOM process and has been implemented last summer. How does it work, what does it require and what does it offer?
According to the Moore’s law, the complexity of integrated circuits doubles every 18 months with their price remaining constant. What is in this law for SCADA and MES systems?
The title of this article intentionally omitts what upgrade is being considered. Do you want to deploy a new D2000 version onto existing hardware? Or are you preparing a generational change of hardware or switching to virtualized servers in the ICT environment after four (six, eight ... sometimes ten) years? There are multiple possible scenarios - let's look at the complications with testing.