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.
Flowcode's SCADA mode
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.
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.
Matrix SCADA deployment allows you to take your Flowcode SCADA project, and deploy it as a standalone piece of software (known as a Matrix SCADA runtime application) built on top of the Matrix SCADA runtime. You are free to distribute this resulting application to users who don't have access to Flowcode, and don't have any license. End-users are prevented from viewing the source code of your program, as well as modifying the behaviour of the flowchart. They do however, have access to various Flowcode panels of your choosing, but cannot affect any changes to components. They also cannot modify component properties unless you explicitly grant them access.
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