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Tag: scada

  • Poul-Henning Kamp - Measured (almost) does Air Traffic Control
    Source: BSDCan - The Technical BSD Conference
    Added: 26 May 2008
    Tags: bsdcan, bsdcan2008, slides, air traffic control, scada, poul-henning kamp
    PDF file (7.7 Mb, 46 pages)

    Measured (almost) does Air Traffic Control

    Monitoring weird hardware reliably

    The new Danish Air Traffic Control system, CASIMO, prompted the development on a modular and general software platform for data collection, control and monitoring of "weird hardware" of all sorts.

    The talk will present the "measured" daemon, and detail some of the uses it has been put to, as an, admittedly peripheral, component of the ATC system.

    Many "SCADA" systems suffer from lack of usable interfaces for external access to the data. Measured takes the opposite point of view and makes real-time situation available, and accepts control instructions as ASCII text stream over TCP connections. Several examples of how this can be used will be demonstrated.

    Measured will run on any FreeBSD system, but has not been ported to other UNIX variants yet, and it is perfect for that "intelligent house" project of yours.

    I believe I gave a WIP presentation of this about two years ago.