What is Matrix SCADA?
SCADA stands for "Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition", and refers to systems that are designed around allowing users to remotely control and monitor hardware using simple, intuitive interfaces.
Matrix SCADA is the name of the technology which allows you to 1) Create and test SCADA projects in Flowcode, and 2) Deploy these projects to run inside the Matrix SCADA runtime. The Matrix SCADA runtime is a piece of software now included with your Flowcode installation, from version 8.1 onwards.
From Flowcode 8.1 onwards, owners of the SCADA feature pack can access the new SCADA project mode. Inside Flowcode's SCADA mode, there is a new set of components, and a simpler, more streamlined interface geared towards people who wish to write programs targeted at Windows PCs, rather than microcontrollers.
Usage of this mode should be familiar to traditional Flowcode users. However there is an additional feature here that is not available in the traditional Embedded mode. Matrix SCADA deployment.
This section will go over how to start a SCADA project and start using one of the pre-built API's within Flowcode.
Once you have completed a SCADA project, you may wish to deploy it as a standalone program to allow none Flowcode users to use your SCADA program to communicate with your hardware.
Comprehensive table of target I/O devices which have a built in API within Matrix SCADA. This page will list the api source files, drivers and the embedded firmware required to send to the hardware to allow Matrix SCADA to communicate with the API.
Visit this page to get a comprehensive list of detailed Flowcode SCADA example projects. Download and see the code and try incorporate the ideas into your own SCADA projects.