The NI LabVIEW Datalogging and Supervisory Control (DSC) Module extends the benefits of graphical programming to the development of your HMI/SCADA or high-channel-count data-logging applications. With LabVIEW DSC, you can interactively develop a distributed monitoring and control system with tags ranging from a few dozen to thousands. This module includes tools for communicating to conventional programmable logic controllers (PLCs) as well as programmable automation controllers (PACs) such as NI CompactRIO targets, logging data to historical databases, managing alarms and events, and developing HMIs all within the single LabVIEW environment.
LabVIEW DSC is shipped with support for commonly used industrial protocols including OLE for Process Control (OPC). This enables an application to communicate with virtually all PLCs and PACs. This flexibility allows for easy integration of LabVIEW into existing SCADA/HMI systems.
With LabVIEW DSC, you can easily log data to the built-in networked historical database or log to your existing enterprise relational database. Without additional programming, you can use these same configuration-based tools to set up the logging of alarm and notification data.
Developing control applications requires expertise in several areas, including process logic, control system design, and user interface design. LabVIEW DSC provides an alternative to the conventional development environment with a single development environment for logic and HMI development.
Learn more about the strengths of the data-logging methods that LabVIEW DSC supports.
Ensure that your Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system based on LabVIEW is designed for reliability, scalability, and performance by using the new LabVIEW SCADA sample project.
Deploy LabVIEW HMI applications using NI touch panel computers (TPCs), which provide Windows XP, Windows XP Embedded, and Windows CE OSs.
Develop custom HMI monitoring and control applications for select Windows CE touch panel devices. Take advantage of built-in tools for user interface development, data analysis, and network communication.
PEMEX oversees the exploration, production, transportation, and commercialization of oil extracted in Mexico. See how PEMEX used LabVIEW DSC to create a SCADA system for pipeline monitoring.