Mobile Access allows you to securely view information and interact with your HMI and SCADA applications. The Mobile Access app connects to a Mobile Access server hosted by your HMI and SCADA applications. Using your HMI and SCADA application development platform, developers can develop screens, useful widgets, and animations that can be deployed to mobile devices. Benefits to using the Mobile Access app include:
Efficiency: Being able to securely access a machine remotely or view dashboards across a plant floor gives machine operators and process managers a chance to make adjustments even when they're not able to be physically at the machine. This may include stopping a machine when certain values are not met, or knowing at a glance whether or not an entire plant is operating at the expected levels. A mobile SCADA solution is particularly valuable to anyone with remote facilities in hard-to-access places.
Preventive care: A mobile solution can not only make things more efficient, it can also help guard against disaster. If machine operators and managers are notified of problems immediately wherever they are, it's possible to take action before product is wasted, or the machine is damaged. Regular alerts can also let users know when it is time to perform preventive maintenance on machines such as lubrication or filter replacement.
Acknowledge alarms and maintain traceability: You can monitor the active alarms and acknowledge them from the mobile device. Some regulations, such as FDA 21 CFR Part 11, require that alarms be acknowledged and traced to the user who acknowledged them.
The Mobile Access app requires that the Mobile Access server be version 8.1 SP2 or later. If you are using an earlier version, then please contact your software provider for instructions on how to install a patch to your Mobile Access server so that it can support the Mobile Access app.