November will see the launch of WebAccess 8.2, by Advantech, to round out the IoT applications from the end to the cloud. Based on the previous features, the latest version supports MQTT protocol and adds two new drivers (Ethernet/IP for Allen-Bradley PLC and B+B Wzzard MQTT) enabling manager/administrator/system integrator to effortlessly integrate more on-site devices and upload the front-end data to the cloud.
In order to push product performance, Advantech has enhanced Dashboard performance in this new release to ensure stable and synchronous data transmission. Meanwhile, WebAccess provides network architecture called Super SCADA that can collect the information of distributed nodes by its project upload tool so as to easily achieve centralised monitoring management, no matter how many layers users need to expand.
As the MQTT gradually becomes one of the major transmission protocols in the IoT field, supporting it allows WebAccess 8.2 users to save network traffic costs and reduce the required network bandwidth while getting better network security mechanism to protect the users' important data.
Through its lightweight transmission mode, WebAccess 8.2 can act as a gateway and do large data collection, helping integrators or partners to successfully extend their systems to the cloud applications.
Since the dynamic data display is an important function of the SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) system, WebAccess 8.2 HTML5 based Dashboard not only tuned the widgets to meet users´ demands but also improved data transmission efficiency to accelerate the data refresh speed on the mobile phone. As a result, users can view the dynamic data anytime anywhere without delay.
In response to more extensive and complicated IoT applications, Advantech WebAccess´s Super SCADA is a useful tool to link multiple nodes or projects through a simple setting, making integration quick and easy while accomplishing unified remote monitoring management.
When the network connection is interrupted, its active retransmission function can temporarily store the data on the nodes and automatically resume uploads after reconnection. Users do not need to worry about data loss as well as eliminating the trouble of manual resetting by the user.
Unlike the traditional HMI/SCADA system, Advantech WebAccess is 100% Web-based SCADA software and provides cross-platform and cross-browser functionality and compatibility such as Intelligent Dashboard, various open interfaces, ample protocols and hundreds of drivers, allowing users to conveniently develop projects and view or control automation equipment.