Software Architecture

The architecture of Rapid SCADA is multi-tier and distributed (see Figure 1). Applications can run on a single server or multiple computers across a network. Controllers can use communication channels of different types for connecting to a system. Major factors that determine the system configuration are number of equipment locations, distance between them, estimation of end-user activity, restrictions of external systems.

Software architecture
Figure 1. Software architecture

Rapid SCADA includes the following main applications:

  1. Webstation is a web application that displays information to a dispatcher via browser in different forms (tabular, schematic, diagrams, reports) and provides sending commands.
  2. Server manages the data archives, performs mathematical calculations and provides information to the client applications.
  3. Communicator interacts with controllers, transmits data to Server application.

Providing data access using web technology significantly simplifies the deployment and maintenance of the system, which is especially important for a large number of users.

Commonly used devices controlled by a system are electricity meters, heat meters, fire and security alarms, access controllers and other equipment.